Art director refers to a number of similar job roles in the film, television, publishing, marketing, publishing, the Internet, and fashion industries. These individuals are in charge of managing the visual aspects of a project by crafting the storyboards and designs as well as ensuring that the script is legally-binding. They will often work closely with directors, producers, and actors. Sometimes these individuals will have a background in the fine arts, although many are trained in computer-assisted design (CAD).
In addition to an eye for a story, an art designer must also have knowledge of current and upcoming trends in the field. As technology continues to advance, the art design industry will be more connected than ever. This is particularly true in the realm of film, as everything from prosthetics and sets to special effects and computer-generated imagery is constantly changing. For example, new advances in prosthetics use skeletal systems to help the actors move more realistically. At the same time, artists are creating cutting-edge graphics with new software that replace traditional 2D drawings with digital art. When it comes to film, there are no limits to the types of art design that an artist can pursue.
A good art designer will be creative and intuitive. Their understanding of typography and the visual world is valuable in conveying messages in a concise and effective manner. Because the graphic designer often has to explain something visually, good art designers will be able to communicate their ideas in a way that many other people may not be able to do. This profession is currently one of the most highly-paid professions in the world.