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Hiring An Art Director? Ask Them This Question.

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Is your company looking for a new Art Director? We asked our expert recruiters what they look for when bringing in Art Direction candidates and the one question they recommend you ask when interviewing candidates to find the perfect fit for what your company needs.

Currently Hiring? Top Interview Questions to Ask an Art Director

Is your company currently looking for a new Art Director? Our creative recruitment agency experts are sharing their tips to help ensure you find the Art Director of your dreams. We know that searching for candidates can be challenging—that’s why we asked our expert creative recruiters what they look for when bringing in Art Direction candidates and the top questions to ask when interviewing, so you can find the perfect fit for your company.

What should you look for?

Art Directors are usually tasked to create concepts and ideation for various digital and traditional marketing campaigns. A large part of an Art Director’s responsibility is to support marketing teams by bringing ideas to life through creation and execution. Our Director of Full-Time Recruitment in our Orange County office, Jesse Kleinow, looks for  Art Directors who are advanced with Mac products, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite with emphasis on Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Bridge. At 24 Seven, our candidate database includes Art Directors who have the creative ability to tell brand stories that resonate with customers across a variety of industries and mediums. Our candidates bring not only creative chops but also an understanding of psychology and how to engage with your company’s target demographic.

What questions should you ask an Art Director?

When preparing interview questions to ask an Art Director, you can find out all the information you need to know about your candidate with one primary question,In your role as an Art Director how do you find a balance between design and strategy? This question will help you discern if the candidate is more creative or more analytical in their thought process. Depending on your organization, upcoming projects and current design team you can determine what is most important in your next Art Director. It is also important to ask how many employees the candidate has experience managing— that is why it's also imperative to ask: How do you as an Art Director allocate Designers to the right projects to ensure completion.

Now that you have your main interview questions ready, 24 Seven can help you find the top creative candidates for your company!  Get started today by contacting us with any questions you have about our services and how to find the perfect talent.