Work with some of the best art directors available

If you’re looking to bring your creative strategy to life but you’re not sure how, hiring a freelance art director is a great place to start. Bringing their experience from some of the most innovative projects and campaigns, art directors can help breathe life into your creatives and lift your campaigns with a new perspective. As the leading marketplace for experienced art directors and other freelance creatives, you’ll find your next hire easily with our easy-to-us platform. Find a talented art director for your project today.

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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.

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What does a freelance Art Director do?

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

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

How much does it cost to hire an Art Director?

Our contracted rates for art directors in 2019 ranged between £280 and £550, with the average day rate being £350. For more information about the average freelance day rates, why not download our report here.

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YunoJuno offers WONGDOODY access to a lot of great freelancers, supporting us with an account manager and talent manager.

Emma Dawson, Lead Talent Acquisition, EMEA

YunoJuno has reduced the time and admin spent on completing IR35 compliance for all of our freelancers. It's revolutionised how quickly we can hire someone, in a fully compliant way.

Emma Hughes, Senior Creative Producer

YunoJuno is a great platform for finding the best freelancers and really happy with the support of the team there. Super easy to use and it takes care of all our freelancing requirements. All-in-all, it's been a great solution for me and for our Creative Studio at OVO Energy. Happy to recommend YunoJuno to all of my contacts.

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It's helpful to have the contracts/ briefs and bookings all in one place.The team from YJ are really helpful and make the process smooth.

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The recruitment portal on YunoJuno is really clear and easy to use. It's super helpful to have the list of candidates and all our invoices in one place and to be paid on time. The team is helpful, knowledgeable and on hand to help with any questions we have. Would be great if more of our clients used YunoJuno to manage their freelancers.

Daniel Levy

YunoJuno IR35 process is a seamless experience and takes a lot of the stress away. YunoJuno really helps from an agility and productivity perspective, quickly answering the business needs and helping to create a much more diverse and output focused team. The quick payment of freelancers at YJ is a game changer. We've managed to reduce time to hire from a week to a couple of hours.

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

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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.

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Frequently asked questions

When should I hire an Art Director?

Knowing when to bring in an art director for a project can be tricky but if you feel your project needs a little something else, you may need to hire someone to help.

There are several reasons why now might be the time to hire a freelance art director, including:

Saving 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.

Bringing fresh skills — 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.

And bring new ideas —For whatever reason, sometimes those lightbulb moments dry 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.

They’re reliable—  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.

What skills should you look for in an Art Director?

Art Directors have a wide variety of skills and some of the more common skills include:

  • Artistic talent and technical skills.
  • Communication and storytelling skills.
  • Highly creative.
  • Thorough understanding of photography, typography and printing techniques.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Great leadership skills.
  • A computer whizz
  • Familiarity with graphics software including Adobe Creative Suite.
  • The flexibility to switch between several projects at once.
  • The ability to present their work well.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Teamwork.
  • Work within tight budgets.
Why choose a YunoJuno Art Director?

All of our art directors on YunoJuno have been manually vetted by our dedicated onboarding team to make sure they have the right skills and experience. Their own profile outlines their specific skills and experience, giving you the opportunity to review this to ensure they have the right background for your project.

Best art directors are in high demand

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