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.

What responsibilities are common for Game Artist jobs?
  • 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.
What are the typical qualifications for Game Artist jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering.
  • Expert level illustration skills, including technical illustration.
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Work/Life Balance
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Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience8+ years

Game Artist Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹31,225 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹15T
Median: ₹31T
₹61T
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Game Artist Career Path

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Game Artist

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
3%
2 - 4
16%
5 - 7
6%
8+
75%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

Game Artist Insights

Read what Game Artist professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Combat Wombat StudiosCombat Wombat Studios
2D Game Artist
4 Apr 2022

“Pay was almost decent and brainstorming ideas was fun.”

GameStopGameStop
Senior Game Advisor
19 Oct 2021

“I got to work with amazing people who were passionate about games and really connected well with our loyal clientele.”

Jam CityJam City
Marketing Artist
14 Jul 2021

“long tern career path is not so clear!”

UmlautUmlaut
Technical Illustrator
1 Feb 2021

“good team work and managent”

WhiteBud StudiosWhiteBud Studios
Game Artist
16 Aug 2021

“One of the best place to work for both fresher's as well as seasoned professionals.”

GameStopGameStop
Senior Game Advisor
3 Jul 2021

“I liked my coworkers and the discount was decent.”

GameStopGameStop
Game Advisor
2 Apr 2021

“My team was very fun and still got the Job done.”

MagicLab Game Studio
Marketing Artist
21 Jul 2022

“Occasional overtime close to game releases”

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Game Artist Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Game Artist

The most similar professions to Game Artist are:
  • Concept Artist
  • Environment Artist
  • 3D Artist
  • Character Artist

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