The average salary for a Video Game Artist is AU$59,195 per year.
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|AU$32,416 - AU$87,410|
Job Description for Video Game Artist
Video games are more popular than ever, partially due to the rise in cell phone use over the past decade, and new mobile games are released almost every day. Video game artists are responsible for planning and designing these games using extensive programming knowledge and creating virtual environments in which people are challenged, but still have fun. They must be able to tell cohesive stories, create amazing visuals, and do so in ways that keep players coming back for more.Read More...
The design aspect of gaming can be quite complex for video game artists. They must be able to create paintings as concept art, design architectural drawings, create vector and bitmap-based icons, and more. They usually work in teams to develop their ideas together, and it is essential that all team members communicate effectively with one another to keep projects running smoothly. They also work with writers to ensure that a game's artwork and visual style matches the original script, and they must be prepared to bring words to life with the combination of art and programming.
Video game artists usually develop their skills at an art or technical school, including everything from painting and color theory to user interface design. They can then create a portfolio of projects for potential employers in the future. These artists often obtain further employment based on the strength and diversity of their portfolios, and some positions also require a bachelor's degree while others require specific certifications. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Video Game Artist Job Listings
Pay Difference by Location
Key Stats for Video Game Artist