YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY
Many Graphic Artists have a degree, which provides professional development and a recognised qualification to employers. However, there are many available pathways and all people working in games claim a unique career journey. Above all, you will need to demonstrate passion and skills in your chosen field. For this job role, you should be someone who enjoys following trends, creating art and telling visual stories.
As a professional, you’ll be using a range of tools including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator to help develop the visual brand of the game studio and promote new releases. We recommend using our tool picker to help you choose the right ones for your current level and purpose.
Working in the games industry is highly competitive and you’ll need to make sure your portfolio (a collection of your best work) stands out to employers and course leaders.
As a Graphic Artist, your portfolio should include your best work and showcase a range of graphic art techniques to demonstrate your versatility. Once you have a portfolio, you can showcase it on platforms like Behance, ArtStation or through your own website. For more ideas, see our top tips page on building your portfolio
Whatever role you are working in, it is essential that you understand the game making process. You can head to our build a game section for first steps; join a regular game jam to build up your skills and network; or start modding others games to gain experience.