How much does an Art Designer II make in the United States? The average Art Designer II salary in the United States is $72,505 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $61,526 and $83,868. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Art Designer II Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Art Designer II Salary $51,530 US May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Art Designer II Salary $61,526 US May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Art Designer II Salary $72,505 US May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Art Designer II Salary $83,868 US May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Art Designer II Salary $94,213 US May 28, 2024
25% $61,526 10% $51,530 90% $94,213 75% $83,868 $72,505 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does an Art Designer II need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Communication Skills: Communication skills are your ability to share or understand information, ideas, and feelings successfully.

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Advertising: Advertising is a marketing communication that employs an openly sponsored, non-personal message to promote or sell a product, service or idea.:465 Sponsors of advertising are typically businesses wishing to promote their products or services. Advertising is differentiated from public relations in that an advertiser pays for and has control over the message. It differs from personal selling in that the message is non-personal, i.e., not directed to a particular individual.:661,672 Advertising is communicated through various mass media, including traditional media such as newspapers, magazines, television, radio, outdoor advertising or direct mail; and new media such as search results, blogs, social media, websites or text messages. The actual presentation of the message in a medium is referred to as an advertisement, or "ad" or advert for short. Commercial ads often seek to generate increased consumption of their products or services through "branding", which associates a product name or image with certain qualities in the minds of consumers. On the other hand, ads that intend to elicit an immediate sale are known as direct-response advertising. Non-commercial entities that advertise more than consumer products or services include political parties, interest groups, religious organizations and governmental agencies. Non-profit organizations may use free modes of persuasion, such as a public service announcement. Advertising may also help to reassure employees or shareholders that a company is viable or successful.

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Animation: Animation is a method in which pictures are manipulated to appear as moving images. In traditional animation, images are drawn or painted by hand on transparent celluloid sheets to be photographed and exhibited on film. Today, most animations are made with computer-generated imagery (CGI). Computer animation can be very detailed 3D animation, while 2D computer animation can be used for stylistic reasons, low bandwidth or faster real-time renderings. Other common animation methods apply a stop motion technique to two and three-dimensional objects like paper cutouts, puppets or clay figures. Commonly the effect of animation is achieved by a rapid succession of sequential images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon and beta movement, but the exact causes are still uncertain. Analog mechanical animation media that rely on the rapid display of sequential images include the phénakisticope, zoetrope, flip book, praxinoscope and film. Television and video are popular electronic animation media that originally were analog and now operate digitally. For display on the computer, techniques like animated GIF and Flash animation were developed.

Communication Skills 6%
Advertising 4%
Animation 2%
Others 88%
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Job Description for Art Designer II

Art Designer II develops and creates sketches and other visualizations and produces finished art work for creative projects. Collaborates with creative teams to understand the intended audience, branding requirements, and positioning of concepts. Being an Art Designer II translates requirements into required media and formats. Applies the concepts of perspective, color theory, anatomy, and composition and utilizes art assets and software tools to produce art work. Additionally, Art Designer II may work on a variety of projects in marketing, advertising, game design, and cinematics. Typically requires a bachelor's degree in art, graphic design or equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Art Designer II occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. To be an Art Designer II typically requires 2 -4 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Art Designer II

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Art Designer II, the first career path typically starts with a Creative Supervisor position, and then progresses to Art Manager.

Additionally, the second career path typically starts with a Photographer III position, and then progresses to Photography Studio Manager.

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Art Designer II salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Art Designer II, the highest Art Designer II salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Art Designer II salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Art Designer II salary is in Miami, FL, where the Art Designer II salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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