Art Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$83,818
$5,600
Additional Cash Compensation
$89,418
Total Compensation
Median: $84K
Min: $56K
Max: $135K

How Much Does a Art Director Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Art Director in Chicago is $83,818. The average additional cash compensation for a Art Director in Chicago is $5,600. The average total compensation for a Art Director in Chicago is $89,418. Art Director salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Art Director employees in Chicago.

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Art Director jobs in Chicago

Associate Creative Director, Design

Chicago
4 days ago
+39
The Associate Creative Director reviews all creative briefs in advance of project kickoffs. The Associate Creative Director also works with the account’s Project Manager, Strategy Lead and Technology Lead to optimize project timelines. In addition, the Associate Creative Director partners with the Account Supervisor to present creative work to clients and develop key client relationships.

Art Director

Chicago
4 hours ago
+35
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Art Director

Chicago
4 days ago
+39
closerlook inc.’s Art Director shapes the creative development of all projects on his or her assigned accounts at closerlook, from concept to completion. He or she works closely with the Writing Directors, Designers and Copywriters to ensure compelling creative solutions that align with strategic communication objectives for digital marketing campaigns. Project types include websites, apps, print, emails, banner ads, videos and presentations.

Senior Art Director

Chicago
1 week ago
+39
At closerlook inc., a Senior Art Director shapes the creative development of all projects on their assigned accounts, from concept to completion. They work closely with Writing Directors, Designers and Copywriters to ensure compelling creative solutions that align with strategic communication objectives for digital marketing campaigns. The Senior Art Director may often be the senior-most design professional on their assigned projects, and must consistently deliver strategically rooted award-winning caliber work.

Executive Creative Director

Chicago
2 days ago
+51
Upwork ($UPWK) is the leading tech solution for companies looking to hire the best talent, maintain flexibility, and get more done. We’re passionate about our mission to create economic opportunities so people have better lives. Every year, more than $2 billion of work is done through Upwork by skilled professionals who want the freedom of working anytime, anywhere. Top companies connecting with extraordinary talent around the globe? Upwork is

Creative Director, Copy

Chicago
4 days ago
+39
The Creative Director must have the conceptual chops to develop insight-driven campaigns and treatments and the detail orientation necessary to bring those concepts to life in market as multichannel-marketing programs. The CD ensures that multiple viable, strategically aligned, conceptually-rooted creative options are considered and presented, and ensures that the project team flawlessly executes the selected vision. Then, the Creative Director ensures that their team delivers breakthrough work that gets results.

Associate Creative Director, Copy

Chicago
1 week ago
+39
At closerlook, the Associate Creative Director, Copy is charged with guiding the project team and the client through closerlook’s creative process to ensure delivery of the highest-quality creative work, on time and on budget. On one or more accounts, the Associate Creative Director leads a creative team that includes an Art Director, a Writing Director, an Interaction Design Director, and one or more Designers and Copywriters. The Associate Creative Director reviews all creative briefs in advance of project kickoffs. The Associate Creative Director also works with the account’s Project Manager, Strategy Lead and Technology Lead to optimize project timelines. In addition, the Associate Creative Director partners with the Account Supervisor to present creative work to clients and develop key client relationships.The Associate Creative Director should have a background in writing. Additionally, the Associate Creative Director must have a strong working knowledge of design and art direction. Deep experience in digital marketing is a must. Experience with pharmaceutical marketing and responsive design is strongly preferred.The Associate Creative Director reports to the Creative Director. 

Senior Digital Art Director

Chicago
2 days ago
+59
We’re looking for a Senior Digital Art Director obsessed with ideas, interaction and design. Someone with a keen eye for design, an inquisitive and innovative mentality, a story-teller, and a team-player that can work seamlessly with others.  You consistently aim at taking UI and interaction design to the next level, while relentlessly serving the core user. In collaboration with various cross-functional teams, you will drive the creation of on-brand, large promotional activations that live within the digital space. 

Creative Director – Retail

North Suburbs
20 hours ago
+35
The Creative Director - Retail is responsible for the creative approach for marketing deliverables in assigned business to ensure brand and strategy goals and requirements are met and objectives of the initiative are clear, concise, and compelling for the end-user. This person will lead and direct the creative development of all concept materials into a holistic advertising plan with actionable strategies to align with business goals and budget.This person should be able to lead in an agile-style environment, have a modern design sense and knows the power of a good headline. The person in this role will need seasoned management experience as they will lead and motivate a team of 8-10 people. If you have Omni-channel design experience in Health and Wellness, Seasonal and Beauty this is great match.

Associate Creative Director

Chicago
1 week ago
+30
Company Info tastytrade, Inc. is a different kind of financial company that empowers individual traders. Founded in 2011 as an online financial network, we quickly grew to include two brokerage firms, an advisory service, a magazine, and a futures exchange. With thinkorswim co-founder Tom Sosnoff at the helm, we take disruption seriously…but we do it with a sense of humor. Our goal is simple: we want people to take control back from Wall St. and

Art Director Salary ranges

The most common Art Director salary in Chicago is between $80k - $90k.

Average Art Director Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Art Director make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $85,872 on average.

Art Director Salary by gender

The average Art Director salary for women is $90,551 and the average Art Director salary for men is $86,563.

Art Director Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Art Director with 7+ years of experience is $97,386.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $65,776
Min: $45K
Max: $125K
UI Designer $79,075
Min: $53K
Max: $120K
UX Designer $82,531
Min: $52K
Max: $125K
Art Director $83,818
Min: $56K
Max: $135K
UX Researcher $87,874
Min: $65K
Max: $150K
Product Designer $90,098
Min: $53K
Max: $184K
Senior UI Designer $102,934
Min: $75K
Max: $140K
Senior UX Designer $107,565
Min: $65K
Max: $170K
Design Director $140,466
Min: $95K
Max: $220K
Creative Director $142,728
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $163,000
Min: $104K
Max: $200K

Skills that affect Art Director salaries in Chicago

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Graphic Design
6% have this skill
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Adobe Creative Suite
5% have this skill
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Typography
5% have this skill
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Visual Design
5% have this skill
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Visual Asset Production
3% have this skill
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Illustration
3% have this skill

Recent Art Director salaries in Chicago

$85,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Art Director, Team Lead reported a yearly salary of $85,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Designer reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$86,000
Yearly Salary
A Art Director reported a yearly salary of $86,000 with +$3,500 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$68,500
Yearly Salary
A Designer reported a yearly salary of $68,500
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$60,000
Yearly Salary
A Graphic Designer reported a yearly salary of $60,000 with +$6,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$109,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Manager of User Interface reported a yearly salary of $109,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
$85,000
Yearly Salary
A Art Director reported a yearly salary of $85,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$78,000
Yearly Salary
A Art Director reported a yearly salary of $78,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$135,000
Yearly Salary
A Sr. Manager reported a yearly salary of $135,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
$89,860
Yearly Salary
A Art Director reported a yearly salary of $89,860
7+ Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
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