Video Game Art Directors

Video game art directors play a key role in every stage of the creation of a video game, from formulating concepts to supervising production. They work with 2D and 3D artists, animators, modelers, and other artistic staff to coordinate all the visual images used in a game. Video game art directors supervise both in-house and off-site staff, handle management issues, and oversee the entire artistic production process.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Manage the entire artistic production process during the creation of a video game
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but many software publishers are located in California, Texas, Washington, New York, and Massachusetts
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
Experience Several years' experience required
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Creative
  • Technical
Skills
  • Computer
  • Digital Media
  • Drawing/Design
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Video Game Producer or Art Director at a More Prestigious Company
  • Video Game Art Director
  • Assistant Video Game Art Director

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