What does a Digital 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.

What responsibilities are common for Digital Artist jobs?
  • Audit a brand's visual language against other competitors, identifying trends and providing recommendations to the internal team based on findings.
  • Lead creative projects in collaboration with project teams to tackle all aspects of the design process, bringing stories and concepts to life.
  • Create visually relevant, engaging stories through both static and motion design concepts for client brands.
  • Work with client partners, traffic manager, and senior leadership on estimating, resource planning, and project milestone development.
  • Maintain strong command of visual design across typography, color, composition and imagery.
What are the typical qualifications for Digital Artist jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in business or computer science.
  • Hands-on experience with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop.
  • Skilled with ZBrush and other illustration tools and programs.
  • Experienced with programming languages like C++ and Java.
  • Requires careful attention to detail.
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Digital Artist Salaries near Ireland

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Digital Artist Career Path

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Boston Consulting GroupBoston Consulting Group
Senior Digital Designer
14 Sept 2023

“Great health insurance (the best one I had and miss in my current job).”

Vine FXVine FX
2D Artist
22 Jun 2022

“Occasionally you could get help from a friendly artist but dealing particularly with production/management wasn't fun.”

2D Artist
22 Nov 2023

“The company hires some of the best people to work with and our art leads are amazing at managing people and their talents.”

2D Artist
9 Jun 2023

“Good and Helpful Employees.... ..”

Bini BambiniBini Bambini
2D Artist
12 Jun 2023

“+ good benefits + corporate gadgets + interesting projects + a lot of games with nice graphics + English classes”

Rooster Teeth ProductionsRooster Teeth Productions
Concept Artist
29 Nov 2022

“Pay wasn’t as good but it was a decent starting pay for people right out of college”

Anoman Studio
2D Artist
4 Oct 2023

“I got to work from home with cool and amazing communications from my supervisors”

Roxor Gaming Roxor Gaming
Senior Concept Artist
15 Oct 2022

“Nice and kind people you really enjoy time collaborating with them.”

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