Art Director

Creative Director

Minimum Preferably 12th standard pass

Certified training for Art Director (programme aligned to MES/Q 0501 released by Media & Entertainment Skills Council)

Minimum experience of 8 years in relevant field

The tasks an Art Director is expected to perform include:Conceptualising and finalising the creative style and elements of production

Formulating basic layout design or presentation approach

Specifying details such as style, photography, graphics, animation, video and sound

Hiring, training and directing staff members to develop design, concepts and art layouts

Preparing detailed storyboards, displaying sequence and timing

Approving all creative elements of production produced by team members within the art department

Ensuring that the elements produced are in sync with the overall creative vision

Ensuring that the final look is consistent with the desired goals

Knowledge of life drawing including human anatomy, actions, expressions, scaling, proportion, etc.Knowledge of perspective and architectural drawings

Knowledge of the fundamentals of colour theory, dimension, depth, etc.Knowledge of the principles of composition and visual designs

Familiar with basic Indian art and crafts

Skilled in the use of various media of production

Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Gimp, Coral Painter, etc.Familiar with applicable copyright norms and intellectual property rights

Knowledge of the latest developments in the field of animation

Masters in Arts

Training in Adobe Flash

Good communication skills

Creative bend of mind

Attention to detail

Imaginative thinking

Hard working

2, 3
It is not a desk job

Work from home maybe available

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Local travelling maybe part of the job

Supervising Assistants or Designers is required

Working hours

Working hours are not fixed

Overtime maybe required

Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?


This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include physical and mental strain, mild stiffness or pain in joints if not tended to

For a candidate with experience INR 45,000 to INR 91,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Animation Boom in Entertainment

According to a recent report by Nasscom, the Indian animation industry, with a market size valued at $300 million, has come a long way in the last couple of years. The report further add on that India should easily cross $869 by 2010, pushing the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) to over 25% between 2006 and 2010.

Currently the market is mainly driven by outsourced work, with about 60-70% of the revenues come from the West. However, that would not be the case for long say experts; the domestic market might soon take a bigger share in the growth.

The rising demand for animation personnel and related artists presents tremendous employment opportunities for many creative minds. It is further advantageous for their progress to the title of Art Director or Creative Director in the industry.

Animation studios

Television production studios

Film production studios

Gaming companies

Advertising agencies

Cities and towns across India