What does a Concept 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.
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Concept Artist Insights
“Opportunities for career development; increasing select skills will allow you to work on projects within that field”
“Good chance to work for clients that I wouldn't be able otherwise as individual freelancer.”
“Good people and team to work.”
“There is so much joy in creating designs and experiences that are helping people in such a dramatic way.”
“Good good good good good”
“Stable and above average salary.”
“Great freedom of work and creation of new ideas.”
“Great atmosphere to work and creative ambiance.”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a concept artist
When working as a concept artist, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Asp.net MVC, .NET CORE, Oracle AND SQL, Agile Scrum and MS SQL Server.
- Character Artist
- 3D Artist
- Technical Artist
The most common qualifications to become a concept artist is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.