List of famous art directors with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Art directors are the ones who manage the artistic and design elements in a film or television production and make sure that the overall visual appearance of a project communicates to the audience the message that the film or television production desires to convey. Art directors are required not only in the fields of film making and television production, but also in advertising, publishing and animation. Art direction is an extremely creative and demanding profession; one needs to be highly imaginative and resourceful to pursue a successful career in this field. Also sometimes called a design director or creative director, they are responsible for supervising the various artists who are working on the artistic appeal of a particular scene. The art director is in-charge of ensuring that the overall visual appearance of the project strikes the right chord with the audiences in terms of the contrasting moods and psychological effects the project is supposed to elicit. Their job is very challenging as it is very difficult to translate ideas, emotions, and abstract concepts into visual imagery. In films and television, the art director works in collaboration with the production designer, set decorators and set designers. Browse this section to discover about the life and works of famous art directors from all over the world, through their biographies and timelines.

Makoto ShinkaiMakoto Shinkai
Japanese

Diego GarciaDiego Garcia
Colombian
Conrad MurrayConrad Murray
British

Satoshi KonSatoshi Kon
Japanese
Eric StefaniEric Stefani
American

Tony WaltonTony Walton
British

John KricfalusiJohn Kricfalusi
Canadian

Michael CudlitzMichael Cudlitz
American

Hideaki AnnoHideaki Anno
Japanese
John RomeroJohn Romero
American

Lisa HanawaltLisa Hanawalt
American

Saul BassSaul Bass
American

Tetsuya NomuraTetsuya Nomura
Japanese
Frank FrazettaFrank Frazetta
American
Denzel WhitakerDenzel Whitaker
American

Bud LuckeyBud Luckey
American

Massimo VignelliMassimo Vignelli
Italian, American

Cedric GibbonsCedric Gibbons
Irish, American
Sabu CyrilSabu Cyril
Indian

Herbert BayerHerbert Bayer
Austrian, American
Norman McLarenNorman McLaren
Canadian

Eiko IshiokaEiko Ishioka
Japanese

William Cameron MenziesWilliam Cameron Menzies
American
Hermann ZapfHermann Zapf
German

Kaneto ShindoKaneto Shindo
Japanese
Helene WeigelHelene Weigel
Austrian, German

Tibor KalmanTibor Kalman
Hungarian

Mitchell LeisenMitchell Leisen
American
Yōichi KotabeYōichi Kotabe
Japanese
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Takami AkaiTakami Akai
Japanese
Marcell JankovicsMarcell Jankovics
Hungarian

Kōji YamamuraKōji Yamamura
Japanese

Yuriy NorshteynYuriy Norshteyn
Russian

Břetislav PojarBřetislav Pojar
Czech
Aleksandr PetrovAleksandr Petrov
Russian

Jorge GutierrezJorge Gutierrez
Mexican

Diego GarcíaDiego García
Spanish

Gabre-Medhin TsegayeGabre-Medhin Tsegaye
Ethiopian

Sergey Yosifovich ParadzhanovSergey Yosifovich Paradzhanov
Georgian, Russian
Chris Brown (Art Director)Chris Brown (Art Director)
Canadian