Advantages and Disadvantage to being A Art Director

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Michael Temple
Professor Sigmon
RWS 305 11 a.m.
14 October 2014
Need for Visual Communication
Art has been much more than just a hobby or a way of expressing ones feelings, it was long before there was any proof of a verbal language; art was a key form of communication. Artists create art to communicate ideas, thoughts, or feelings. They use a variety of methods such as painting, sculpting, or illustration. Also an assortment of medians, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencils, pen and ink, plaster, clay, and computers. Artists' works may be realistic, stylized, or abstract and may depict objects, people, nature, or events. Art today is the key form of the world around us, from advertisement too architecture, everything that is visually aesthetic to the human eye. Art in all its forms is the universal language. It reaches across borders and connects the world. There are some concerns about becoming an art director in today's economy (or world), but in looking at the disadvantages and advantages of this career, there is a future for the experienced multi-media artist. The Art field ranges in a variety of medians that can allow artist to move to one area to another as the artist evolve and master their skills. The art and design career field hold many opportunities for artist who are willing to develop and master all art medians. Those artists who choose not to adventure in other art medians are limited to their career opportunities and possibly face more obstacles in the working world. According CollegeGrad.com, a leading source for career information, explains there are four categories artist fall in, “Art directors formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media. Craft artists create or reproduce handmade objects for sale or exhibition. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators create original artwork, using a variety of media and techniques. Multi-media artists and animators



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