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What does a Concept Artist do?

Concept artists visualize and compose art for creative assets including characters, creatures, vehicles, and environments. They envision and create artwork in multiple mediums and design art in every phase of its production. They also design spec sheets, showing dimensions and calculations for other artists and animators and artists draw various types of artwork, including architecture, environments, and characters, which may include drawing of artwork that adheres to a client’s specifications, including certain style patterns or a particular brand image.

Concept artists collaborate with other art team members to share ideas and criticisms on various pieces of concept art and design presentation packages showcasing concept art to share with the rest of an art team and an art director. Concept artists need a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or another artistic discipline.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
17%
2 - 4
49%
5 - 7
21%
8+
13%

Common Skill Sets

Asp.net MVC
.NET CORE
Oracle AND SQL
Agile Scrum
MS SQL Server
ASP Net
Restful APIS
Microsoft Visual STUDIO

Concept Artist Seniority Levels

Animator
8% made the transition
Game Artist
2% made the transition
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Concept Artist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$59,523 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$38K
Median: $60K
$87K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

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