Hire the best freelancer art directors available

Trusted by global brands, YunoJuno is the leading marketplace for elite art directors. Explore our network of hundreds of freelancers, who have worked on the world's most innovative projects and campaigns.

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Why hire an experienced freelance art director?

Freelance art directors can help bring your strategy to life. They translate creative briefs into tangible concepts and help with brand creation, including logo, colour schemes, messaging, advertising campaigns and can give direction on video campaigns. Through their experience freelancing, they have a breadth of creative knowledge as a natural result of working with multiple clients across various industries.

How hiring art directors through YunoJuno works


Create your project brief

Specify your project brief with a few clicks and get matched instantly.
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Find the best freelancer

Select from a pool of 70,000+ vetted freelancers, available remote or on-site.
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Manage contracts and payments

Easily manage all payments, contracts and communication through YunoJuno.
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What does a freelance art director do?

An art director helps set the artistic tone of a project using visuals to bring concepts to life. These visuals can help create a brand or help come up with designs for new advertising campaigns. Some of their responsibilities include:

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Determine the best way to represent a concept visually.
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Determine which photographs, art, or other design elements to use.
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Develop the overall look and feel of an advertising campaign.
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Help manage designers by reviewing and approving their designs.
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Strategise with clients to develop an artistic approach and style.
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Coordinate activities with other artistic and creative departments.
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Develop detailed budgets and timelines.
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Present designs to clients for approval.

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Why 12,000+ world’s most innovative companies trust YunoJuno

I have to say a huge thanks to your team — YunoJuno has saved us on many occasions now.

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I have to say a huge thanks to your team — YunoJuno has saved us on many occasions now.

Christine Richter, Creative Operations Manager

We haven’t used a recruiter in ages, working closely with the YunoJuno Talent team we moved to sourcing 100% via the YJ Marketplace.

Marie Brittain, Resource Manager

YunoJuno have been brilliant in identifying remote working freelancers who always deliver. From first introductions and telephone calls, to brief discussions and final delivery, the key has been good, clear and honest communication.

Nick Astor, Content Strategy & Execution Lead

The freelancers on YunoJuno are consistently of the highest calibre. It is also the easiest and most transparent recruitment service I have ever dealt with.

Christian Anderson-Ramshall, Head of Digital Production

Implementing YunoJuno has taken much of the manual management out of this system, reducing administrative workload and improving operational efficiency. The way we on-board and pay our valued freelancers is now a totally different experience.

Dan de Lord, Talent Strategy & Acquisition Director

YunoJuno are my recruitment saviours! I’ve worked with them for a few years now and they’ve helped with many resourcing challenges. The platform is really easy to use, it provides a wide range of freelancers to interact with and also means I’m only dealing with one vendor – which makes my internal financing hassle free!

Steph Fair, Creative Services Manager

Freelance support can be a great option for your business. It gives you the advantage of flexibility and the power to hire specialist expertise when it’s truly needed. Independent contractors can be self managing and great additions to the team.

Claire, Head of Design

The YunoJuno team have been super helpful and helped me find a talented engineer to support our MVP build in no time at all!

Winnie, Founder & CEO,

For us, the benefits of using YunoJuno are across the board. It allows us to brief and hire freelancers quickly and easily, making it very simple for us to scale resource on any given project at any time. It also allows us to quickly find freelancers across multiple industries, all from the same place.

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Frequently asked questions

When should I hire a art director?
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There are several reasons why now might be the time to hire a freelance art director.. This includes:

Time — Hiring an art director will give you more time to focus on other things, as refining visuals and branding requires a significant investment of your time as well as a specialist eye. Art directors have a good understanding of what works well, so can quickly make adjustments quickly.

Skills/knowledge — Through their experience, art directors effortlessly convey the meaning of a particular message. This is especially important if you want a complete overhaul, and you need help from someone with end to end experience of design and creativity.

Ideas —For whatever reason, the lightbulb moments have dried up, and you need an injection of creativity from someone with a fresh perspective. Art directors have a wealth of experience that they can apply to your business.

Reliability —  Imagine spending hours on a design and rushing it to the printers, only to discover that you used the wrong dimensions. Save yourself the hassle in the long run and hire a professional.

Why choose a Yunojuno art director?
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Each of our art directors have been manually vetted by our dedicated onboarding team to ensure they have the right skills and experience to be considered an elite Freelancer. They have their own profile that outlines their skills and experience, giving you the opportunity to review this to ensure they have the right background for your project.

What skills should you look for in an art director?
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Art Directors have a wide variety of skills. The most common attributes include:

  • Artistic talent and technical skills.
  • Communication and storytelling skills.
  • Highly creative.
  • Thorough understanding of photography, typography and printing techniques.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Empathy.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with graphics software including Adobe Creative Suite.
  • The flexibility to switch between several projects at once.
  • The ability to present their work.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Teamwork.
  • Work within strict budgets.
How much does it cost to hire an art director?
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Our contracted rates for art directors in 2019 ranged between £280 and £550, with the average day rate being £350.

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Best art directors are in high demand

Posting a job on YunoJuno only takes a few clicks. Or speak with an expert about how YunoJuno can help your business with managing freelancers.

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