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2D Artist Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

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Example of a 2D Artist Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats. 
  • Role mission: Goals, team, and resources to make it happen.


  •  Collaborate with the creative team to understand project objectives, themes, and visual requirements.
  •  Create 2D artwork, including characters, environments, props, and visual effects, that aligns with the project's artistic vision.
  •  Develop sketches, illustrations, and digital paintings using 2D software tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or Procreate.
  •  Iterate on designs based on feedback from stakeholders, ensuring consistency and alignment with project goals.
  •  Maintain a high level of quality and attention to detail in all aspects of 2D artwork production.
  •  Adhere to project timelines and deadlines, managing time effectively to deliver work on schedule.
  • Stay informed about industry trends and best practices in 2D art and design.
  • Collaborate with other artists and departments to integrate 2D artwork into the overall project pipeline.
  • Communicate effectively with team members, providing updates on progress and addressing any concerns or challenges.
  • Continuously seek opportunities for improvement and growth in artistic skills and techniques.


  •  Strong artistic skills with a solid understanding of composition, color theory, and visual storytelling.
  • Proficiency in 2D art software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or Procreate.
  •  Ability to create diverse 2D artwork styles, from cartoonish to realistic, depending on project requirements.
  •  Excellent drawing and painting skills, with the ability to create detailed and expressive characters, environments, and effects.
  •  Experience with digital painting techniques, including layering, masking, and blending.
  •  Knowledge of file formats and resolution requirements for various platforms and media.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to maintain consistency in style and quality throughout a project.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Illustration, Animation, or a related field is preferred.


  •  Experience with animation or motion graphics, adding movement and dynamism to 2D artwork.
  • Familiarity with 3D software tools such as Autodesk Maya, Blender, or Cinema 4D for creating 2D assets in a 3D environment.
  • Knowledge of game development principles and workflows, including sprite sheet creation and optimization.
  •  Background in traditional art techniques such as drawing, painting, or printmaking.
  • Interest in storytelling and narrative development, contributing to character-driven visual narratives.


  •  Competitive salary based on experience and expertise.
  • Flexible working arrangement (Hybrid, Remote, Office) 
  • Perks such as health benefits, professional development opportunities, and creative resources.


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager.

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