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Game Artist Job Description

A game artist is a person who creates the visual effects of a game such as the design of characters, surface textures and environments. A game artist is responsible for the looks of a game, as they create the graphics for the background and every other object in the background.

A game artist should be perceptive, imaginative, creative, analytical, adaptable and confident, and have a great sense of perspective, anatomy, lighting, shaders, textures and surfaces. They should also be well organized and good at time management to avoid stressful works due to deadlines.

Pursue a career in game art if you have strong artistic ability and are passionate about games and technology.

What does a Game Artist do?

Game artists may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Game artists usually work normal office hours, but may be required to work evenings and weekends to meet deadlines. They work in offices and game studios.

What is Required to Become a Game Artist?

To become a game artist, a diploma or degree in computer animation, graphic design, visual effects, fine arts or a related discipline is helpful. You can gain experience of the game industry and prepare for future employment by doing an internship or apprenticeship with a game development company.


A game artist may specialize to become one or more of the following:

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Game artists need to have:


Alternative Careers

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