Art / Creative Director Career Resources

There’s a plethora of information readily available for art / creative directors to help them understand the space they work in, and more confidently navigate their career as an art / creative director. The resources below represent the most recent and important information for art / creative directors.

Creative Director Salary Information

Salaries for creative directors can vary but are often in excess of $95K per year, depending on the location.

Top Locations for Creative Director Jobs / Creative Director Salaries:

Rank Location Average Salary
1 New York, NY $130,152
2 San Francisco, CA $129,255
3 Jersey City, NJ $122,038
4 Boston, MA $119,830
5 Atlanta, GA $116,235
6 Chicago, IL $114,893
7 Washington, DC $112,748
8 Los Angeles, CA $102,776
9 Seattle, WA $102,776
10 Charlotte, NC $100,128

Rank Location Average Salary
11 Houston, TX $98,716
12 Philadelphia, PA $97,516
13 Dallas, TX $97,390
14 San Diego, CA $96,044
15 Portland, OR $92,902
16 Columbus, OH $92,453
17 Denver, CO $91,556
18 Austin, TX $90,209
19 Minneapolis, MN $83,926
20 Phoenix, AZ $80,335

User Experience Job Trends

Creative Directors are some of the most highly sought after professionals as companies continue to push design and create more content than ever before.

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Tools and Resources for Creative Directors

From new creative trends and the latest design software updates, Creative Directors need to keep up with their evolving industry just as much as they need to know the basics. The websites below offer a range of tools and resources to assist creative directors in their day-to-day work.

  • SG Blog: A blog for creative directors that consistently posts new design tools, plugins and more.
  • Creative Bloq: A leading design blog that’s great for creative inspiration, and that also often post about new design tools, apps and plugins.
  • TypeEngine: An easy to use platform that helps you convert your blog into an easy-to-read newsstand app.

Creative Director Organizations

If you’re interested in networking with other creative directors or you just want to find those that share your love of creative directing, these organizations and groups will make it easy to connect with others.

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