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

Conrad MurrayConrad Murray
British

Hideaki AnnoHideaki Anno
Japanese
Satoshi KonSatoshi Kon
Japanese

John KricfalusiJohn Kricfalusi
Canadian
Michael CudlitzMichael Cudlitz
American

Eric StefaniEric Stefani
American

Saul BassSaul Bass
American
Tony WaltonTony Walton
British

Denzel WhitakerDenzel Whitaker
American
Bud LuckeyBud Luckey
American

Massimo VignelliMassimo Vignelli
Italian, American

Sabu CyrilSabu Cyril
Indian

Norman McLarenNorman McLaren
Canadian

Hermann ZapfHermann Zapf
German
Tibor KalmanTibor Kalman
Hungarian

Yōichi KotabeYōichi Kotabe
Japanese

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