The Education of An Art Director
Edited with Steven Heller, published by Allworth Press (2006)
Becoming an art director does not require years of art director school, even if one existed. It does, however, demand a smattering of many competencies derived from varied educational and work experiences. Certain art directors are better at photography or illustration, while others are more adept with motion graphics or three-dimensional space, but overall, to be a good art director one must know how to delegate, collaborate, motivate, and, whenever necessary, step out of the way.
This anthology offers inspiration for teaching and discussing art direction in a classroom and beyond. Featuring essays and interviews from more than thirty teachers, professionals and leaders in the field, it provides an in-depth view of the various approaches to art direction, its relationship to business, and its often glamorous history.