art director



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.

Nearby words

  1. arsy-varsy,
  2. arsy-versy,
  3. art,
  4. art brut,
  5. art deco,
  6. art film,
  7. art for art's sake,
  8. art form,
  9. art glass,
  10. art historical

Origin of art director

First recorded in 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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|Theodore Dreiser

British Dictionary definitions for art director

art director


a person responsible for the sets and costumes in a film
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