Job Description

A Game Artist is a generalist animator who creates both 2D and 3D art for video games. Working from design briefs and concept art, Game Artists give expression to the script from the storyboard to populate the world of the game.

Game Artists design preliminary sketches and develop them according to a video game’s general style. They then create 2D or 3D animations from these sketches under the supervision of the Lead Artist. These elements create the world, its mood, and unique personality.

There are various areas of specialization for Game Artists, including character design, architecture and landscapes, lighting, modeling, special effects, and texturing for 3D animation.

Software and Other Tools

Game Artists may work with any manner of gaming and animation software.

Knowledge of a combination of the following software may be required:

  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects
  • Blender
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Maya
  • Mudbox
  • CAD
  • Motion Builder
  • Unreal Engine 4
  • Unity 3
  • Python