Your games career as a: 2D artist and illustrator

In this column, Screenhub shines a weekly spotlight on the highlights, skills and specificities of different game development careers. This week: What does a 2D games artist actually do?
artist and illustrator Benjamin Ee tells us about how his skillset translates to game development.

Videogames are made in a myriad of different ways, by a myriad of different people with different skills. From experimental artistic games to billion dollar corporations, it takes a huge range of different skills and different people to make games as we know them!

However, the public image of what a game developer does has remained stagnant. In our new weekly column, we wanted to shed some light on what working in games looks like outside of programming and lead design roles.

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Jini Maxwell is the Games and Digital Content Lead for Screenhub, where they write about the people and circumstances that create videogames. They also write a monthly games criticism column for The Saturday Paper, and host ACMI's Women and Non-Binary Gamers Club. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob

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