Saturday, 20th April 2019


Art production managers are employed to work in medium to large design, advertising and marketing agencies. Their primary responsibility is to supervise creative and art teams, including graphic and web designers. In smaller companies, the position of production manager will usually be assumed by a creative director, an art director or a studio manager.

Although the role does not always involve hands-on creative work, most art production managers will have experience using a range of Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software packages and the range of responsibilities undertaken will vary depending on the size of the company and the type of work it produces.

The workload is often varied and, especially in smaller companies, the production manager will undertake tasks ranging from writing copy, designing layouts, overseeing PR activity and planning marketing strategies and campaigns.

They often liaise with external contributors, including freelancers, photographers and writers.