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.

Dan HookerDan Hooker
American

Adam SmithAdam Smith
Canadian
Makoto ShinkaiMakoto Shinkai
Japanese

Peter PhillipsPeter Phillips
British
Diego GarciaDiego Garcia
Colombian

Tetsuya NomuraTetsuya Nomura
Japanese

Satoshi KonSatoshi Kon
Japanese

Michael CudlitzMichael Cudlitz
American

Tony WaltonTony Walton
British
John RomeroJohn Romero
American

Hideaki AnnoHideaki Anno
Japanese

David HorowitzDavid Horowitz
American

Eric StefaniEric Stefani
American
John KricfalusiJohn Kricfalusi
Canadian
Saul BassSaul Bass
American

Ken BruceKen Bruce
American

Clay MorrowClay Morrow
American

Frank FrazettaFrank Frazetta
American
Denzel WhitakerDenzel Whitaker
American

John BermanJohn Berman
American
Bud LuckeyBud Luckey
American

Sabu CyrilSabu Cyril
Indian

Massimo VignelliMassimo Vignelli
Italian, American
Cedric GibbonsCedric Gibbons
Irish, American

Eiko IshiokaEiko Ishioka
Japanese
Norman McLarenNorman McLaren
Canadian

Herbert BayerHerbert Bayer
Austrian, American

Kaneto ShindoKaneto Shindo
Japanese
Hermann ZapfHermann Zapf
German
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William Cameron MenziesWilliam Cameron Menzies
American
Helene WeigelHelene Weigel
Austrian, German

Richard SylbertRichard Sylbert
American

Mary DayMary Day
American

Mitchell LeisenMitchell Leisen
American
Tibor KalmanTibor Kalman
Hungarian

Robert F. BoyleRobert F. Boyle
American

Yōichi KotabeYōichi Kotabe
Japanese

Takami AkaiTakami Akai
Japanese

Marcell JankovicsMarcell Jankovics
Hungarian
Tom WilkesTom Wilkes
American

Kōji YamamuraKōji Yamamura
Japanese
Chen YifeiChen Yifei
Chinese

Alexandre TraunerAlexandre Trauner
French, Hungarian

Celia FrancaCelia Franca
British
Yuriy NorshteynYuriy Norshteyn
Russian

Břetislav PojarBřetislav Pojar
Czech
Lazare MeersonLazare Meerson
French, Russian

Carmen DillonCarmen Dillon
British

Mark MorrisMark Morris
American

Aleksandr PetrovAleksandr Petrov
Russian

Benjamin HarkarvyBenjamin Harkarvy
American
Jorge GutierrezJorge Gutierrez
Mexican

Diego GarcíaDiego García
Spanish

Sergey Yosifovich ParadzhanovSergey Yosifovich Paradzhanov
Georgian, Russian

Gabre-Medhin TsegayeGabre-Medhin Tsegaye
Ethiopian
Chris Brown (Art Director)Chris Brown (Art Director)
Canadian