Become a Member
Proudly Sponsored By
ask jancy / if you have a question, Jancy has an answer
IHAVEANIDEA.ORG > ask jancy >  Art director interview dress code

Art director interview dress code

This is probably a no brainer but I can’t seem to find a definite answer. What is the proper attire for an interview as an art director? Full suit an tie seems stuffy and not stylish. I know some say that you should always wear a 3 piece but I would think something more edgy or stylish shows you watch trends and can work with multiple pieces. Am I way out of the ballpark here? Does the work (portfolio) need to speak more than the dress code? Maybe that is why I am having a hard time getting hired. A definite answer is really appreciated.

intro Art director interview dress codeYour best foot forward is to dress as “you”. Don’t try too hard (a three piece suit is trying waaay too hard and says you don’t know the business you’re applying for). If you feel better a little dressed up for the occasion (nowhere near formal mind you), do that. If you’re more at ease in what you wear every day on the street, wear that. As an art director you have license to dress any way you want to. The CD is interested to know your personality—it has an impact on your job. Your clothes make a statement. Be authentic. You’ll be fine.

Share/Bookmark this!


About Jancy

'Jancy' is Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, Co-Founders of Swim, a unique “creative leadership training lab for advertising creatives and marketers.” Prior to Swim, Jancy was globally renowned as the Co-Chief Creative Officers of Ogilvy & Mather Toronto, a position they held for thirteen of the twenty years they were a creative duo at the agency. Over the years they've racked up Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show pencils and CA credits, and have lead their shop to two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and a Grand Clio. They've judged CA, Cannes, D&AD, the One Show, the Clios and other prestigious award shows. Creativity named them two of the top 50 creative people of 2008. Known for their outspoken, no-bullshit style and a passion for mentoring juniors, they're ready to give you advice if you're ready to take it.

Copyright © 2001-2017 IHAVEANIDEA inc. All rights reserved. No material contained in this site may be republished or reposted.
IHAVEANIDEA™ is a trademark of IHAVEANIDEA inc. Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy

Copyright © 2009 ihaveanidea inc. All rights reserved.

No material contained in this site may be republished or reposted. Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy