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27-1011 Art Directors



Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 91041$56.17/hr$25.96/hr$40.10/hr$50.57/hr$64.69/hr$86.22/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing50$41.14/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities50$41.14/hr
Information150$39.97/hr
Professional and Business Services640$62.60/hr
Education and Health Services60$24.21/hr
Leisure and Hospitality10$25.16/hr
Other Services70$31.81/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/A6.6%
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota 10$39.97/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 10$37.83/hr5.5%
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 10$39.44/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$45.71/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 30$45.50/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 30$45.70/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 910$50.57/hr5.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 930$50.56/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,030$50.56/hr6.0%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Graphic Designers 4,950$30.59/hr-0.5%
Advertising and Promotions Managers 180$60.61/hr7.1%
Marketing Managers 7,220$77.06/hr5.7%


  • Present final layouts to clients for approval.
  • Mark up, paste, and complete layouts and write typography instructions to prepare materials for typesetting or printing.
  • Review and approve art materials, copy materials, and proofs of printed copy developed by staff members.
  • Create custom illustrations or other graphic elements.
  • Work with creative directors to develop design solutions.
  • Manage own accounts and projects, working within budget and scheduling requirements.
  • Formulate basic layout design or presentation approach and specify material details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics, animation, video, and sound.
  • Confer with clients to determine objectives, budget, background information, and presentation approaches, styles, and techniques.
  • Confer with creative, art, copywriting, or production department heads to discuss client requirements and presentation concepts and to coordinate creative activities.
  • Mark up, paste, and complete layouts and write typography instructions to prepare materials for typesetting or printing.