- Movies, Television. the person who determines the staging requirements for a production and often designs the sets or supervises their building and dressing.
- Also called art editor. a person who is responsible for the selection, execution, production, etc., of graphic art for a publication, advertising agency, or the like.
- artistic director.
Origin of art director
First recorded in 1930–35
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Examples from the Web for art director
As for my art-director, he was at first a fool, later a genius; ditto my makeup man.Twelve Men
- a person responsible for the sets and costumes in a film