5+ Best Art Director Interview Questions & Answers

We’ve compiled the absolute best art director interview questions and answers to help you with your future job interviews in the creative department. Art directors are an integral part of most agencies, primarily creative and advertising agencies. Art directors help to assist in the development of creative assets that coincide with campaigns, brand initiatives, advertising experiments and much more.

Art Director Interview Questions & Answers

1. How would you measure the success of art direction?

Successful art direction is when our initiatives are endemically tied together in terms of their creative direction. We need to ensure that all of the work we are producing has a similar line of thinking and a similar vein of execution along with it. Clients, should, of course, be very happy with our work as well.

2. How do you manage your time?

Managing your time as an art director is really important. In reality, you will never feel as though you have enough time to be working on projects related to the client's needs. So you need to be able to diversify your efforts and know when its time to put effort into another creative.

3. What is a creative brief?

A creative brief is one page or multipage document which outlines some of the goals and objectives to creative work. Within this brief, you might expect things like the audience information, which tells us who the ideal customer is. Or who the end user will be. This brief is an important part to understand what we will create and how well we can create it.

4. How do you deal with the client's needs?

Clients should be heavily considered. But when there are situations that present itself, where we have to guide the client, we shouldn’t feel as though we can’t do that. We need to inform the client of our reasoning and make a strong argument for our choices.

5. What can you do to go above and beyond for the client?

Being able to listen to what the client needs as well as wants. This is really important. At the end of the day, we are here to help the client succeed. And if we aren’t truly listening to the client then we don’t have the equipment to do a great job.

author: patrick algrim
About the author

Patrick Algrim is an experienced executive who has spent a number of years in Silicon Valley hiring and coaching some of the world’s most valuable technology teams.

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