What does a Game Artist do?
Game artists create art for one or more types of games and help create a game’s visual elements including character, vehicle, surface textures, and clothing. They create compelling and emotionally impactful artwork that fits and enhances the game theme’s established style and branding and push creative projects from the concept through development and into final execution. They collaborate with a team to execute large and small projects with the same enthusiasm and maintain existing products while providing assets for marketing purposes.
Game artists use computer software programs to create the animation, characters, environments, and user interfaces that make up the game. They combine classical art training with computer and graphic design using robust design and drawing principles to create characters and backgrounds related to the game’s subject. They must handle texture, animation, modeling, and rendering to create on-screen world and populations and use their artistic training to create visually appealing backgrounds and graphics. Game developers need a minimum two-year degree in video game art and fluency in design software.
- Research and pitch topics for news coverage, guide, and features about new and upcoming sports games.
- Report to the Lead Editor and implement feedback efficiently.
- Bachelor's Degree in engineering.
- Expert level illustration skills, including technical illustration.
How much does a Game Artist make?
Game Artist Career Path
Learn how to become a Game Artist, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
Years of Experience Distribution
Game Artist Insights
“Pay was almost decent and brainstorming ideas was fun.”
“I got to work with amazing people who were passionate about games and really connected well with our loyal clientele.”
“long tern career path is not so clear!”
“good team work and managent”
“One of the best place to work for both fresher's as well as seasoned professionals.”
“I liked my coworkers and the discount was decent.”
“My team was very fun and still got the Job done.”
“Bad management and I didn't like that.”
Game Artist Interviews
Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Game Artist
- Concept Artist
- Environment Artist
- 3D Artist
- Character Artist