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 a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob

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