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2D Game Artist for Hire

2D video games refer to the action happening on a 2D plane which means there is either side-scrolling or vertically-scrolling. It uses 2D computer graphics, which is the computer-based generation of digital images. The two-dimensional image not only represents the real-world object, but an independent entity with added semantic value. The technique used in 2D graphics combines digital images, geometric models, content, font style and size, colour, position, and orientation, mathematical equation and more. You can hire 2d game artist freelance experts on some of the top freelance marketplaces, like Guru, for creating 2D games by using computer graphics based on digital images.

What Does a 2D Game Artist Do?

2D Game artists develop 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional animated characters, environments and other graphics for video games. They are responsible for concept development and often create storyboards to present their ideas. They use their own imagination skills to plan different aspect of the game which can include rules, story flows, characters and even modes of play. They use their expert knowledge for planning background, scenery, colouring styles, objects, vehicles, surface textures, clothing, props as well as emotional aspects of characters.  They create art for the game and contribute to the logo design, marketing materials and new artwork for already existing games.

These professional artists are familiar with Adobe imaging software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Maya. They ensure that the environment they create keeps every player engaged. They may prefer working on ActionScript or FLEX. These 2D game artists work in tandem with professionals like Game Designers to bring the best gaming experience to the users.

You can find 2d game artist freelance professionals online on, one of the best platforms for finding freelance professionals. If you are looking at 2d game artist for hire, ensure that the professionals have:

  • Proficiency with 2D graphics

  • Expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash 2D animation tools

  • Good knowledge with 2 D modelling and art software

  • Strong skills in graphic design, typography and layout

  • Excellent understanding of graphic design principles such as typography, iconography and layout design

Qualifications of 2D Game Artists

It is ideal that your freelancer has the following skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Software development or its equivalent

  • Work experience in creating 2D Characters, Backgrounds and assets in Flash/Photoshop

  • Hands-on experience in creating 2D games with strong character illustration skills

  • Strong knowledge on Game and Concept Art, Visualisation, Colour Balance

Benefits of Hiring 2D Game Artists

Hire freelancers on Guru to get your work done and they can create:

  • Specific user-friendly 2D gaming software instantly as it is much easier to be developed, being less technically challenging

  • Games which are easier to navigate

  • 2D games which will give more importance to game play

  • 2D games which are less expensive as compared to other dimensional games

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