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List of famous art directors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top art directors in the world? This includes the most prominent art directors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable art directors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic art directors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned art directors.

List is made up of people like Brian Patrick Kennedy and Karl Lagerfeld.

From reputable, prominent, and well known art directors to the lesser known art directors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the art director field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous art directors ever?" and "What are the names of famous art directors?" then you're in the right place. 
Stephanie Gregory Clifford (born March 17, 1979), professionally known as Stormy Daniels, Stormy Waters or simply Stormy. She is a member of the NightMoves, AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame. In 2009, ...more
Mette Lindberg is a production designer and art director.
Karl Lagerfeld (10 September 1933 – 19 February 2019) was a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and creative director of the fashion house ...more
Jay Manuel is a Canadian American make-up artist. He is most recognizable as the director of photo shoots on the popular reality television show America's Next Top Model. Manuel is also the host ...more
Harland Williams was born in Toronto, Ontario, where he worked for five years as a forest ranger before moving to Los Angeles to pursue comedy. He has had a number of very memorable film roles ...more
Josh Blue is an American comedian. He was voted the Last Comic Standing on NBC's reality show Last Comic Standing during its fourth season, which aired May–August 2006. Blue has cerebral palsy, ...more
George Lois is an American art director, designer, and author. Lois is perhaps best known for over 92 covers he designed for Esquire magazine from 1962 to 1972. In 2008, The Museum of Modern Art ...more
Daniel Haller is an American film and television director, production designer, and art director. Haller studied at the renowned Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. In 1953, Haller started ...more
Elmer Earl "Butch" Hartman IV is an American animator, writer, director, producer, illustrator and voice actor, best known for creating the Emmy-winning animated series The Fairly ...more
Paul Cohen
Paul Cohen is a saxophonist, record producer, lyricist and art director.
Craig McCracken is an American animator, director and producer. He is best known for creating the Emmy-winning animated series The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends for ...more
Michael O'Connell
Michael O'Connell is an art director.
Michelle Johnson is an American actress, perhaps best known for her role as Lolita-like teenager Jennifer Lyons in the 1984 romantic comedy film Blame It on Rio.
Bruno Cesari was an Italian art director. He won an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film The Last Emperor. He received his second Oscar nomination at the 72nd Academy ...more
Carmelo Bene was an Italian actor, poet, film director and screenwriter. He was an important exponent of the Italian avant-garde theatre and cinema.
Ben van Os was a Dutch production designer and art director. He was nominated for two Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction.
Virginia L. Randolph is a production designer and film art director.
Louis "Lou" Scheimer was an American producer, one of the original founders of Filmation, an animation company, and also credited as an executive producer of many of its cartoons.
Joanne Woollard is a British art director. She was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film Hope and Glory. She got her 2nd nomination in 2013 for Gravity.
David Hoffman is an film art director and production designer.
Alexander Semeonovitch Liberman was a Russian-American magazine editor, publisher, painter, photographer, and sculptor. He held senior artistic positions during his 32 years at Condé Nast ...more
Ana Belén is the stage name of María del Pilar Cuesta Acosta, a Spanish actress and singer.
Crispian Sallis is a British art director. He was nominated for three Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction for the films Aliens, Driving Miss Daisy and Gladiator. He is the son of ...more
Naftuli "Nathan" Hertz Juran was an American film art director and film director who along with Richard Day and Thomas Little is most noted for winning the Academy Award for Best Art ...more
Leslie Bloom is a film set decorator, art director and production designer.