Digital Artist job description template

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Tips for Crafting a Digital Artist Job Description

Need a digital artist but don’t know where to start looking for one? Here are some tips and a sample job description you can tailor to find the best independent talent for your digital art needs. 

What is a digital artist?

A digital artist is a creative professional who specializes in creating original works of art or illustrations through digital multimedia tools. By using Adobe Creative Suite software programs (such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign) or other lines of specialized software, digital artists can create a variety of works, including digital paintings, fractal/algorithmic art, digital collages, motion graphics, enhanced digital images, and much more. Digital artists develop artwork for animation studios and video game development, advertising and marketing materials, comic book syndicates, website designers, graphic designers, print and web publications, books or manuals, and more. 

Example of a digital artist job description

The following provides a sample job description that explores the responsibilities and qualifications of a digital artist. 

The job overview

We are seeking a seasoned digital artist to fill a gap in our marketing firm for four months while one of our employees is on personal leave. Although you will work remotely, you still need to collaborate with other artists to create compelling artwork to serve our client base. You will focus specifically on content for clients conducting marketing campaigns. You will initially be expected to work 20 hours each week, but hours could increase over time.


Some of the digital artist’s responsibilities include:

  • Develop digital art to illustrate marketing brochures and online advertisements
  • Transform traditional art into digital files using appropriate computer software
  • Collaborate with graphic artists, production artists, and other team members via phone or video conference to complete company projects
  • Create and deliver presentations via video conference to external clients
  • Meet client deadlines 

Job qualifications 

Some of the digital artist’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, graphic design, digital design, or an equivalent field of study
  • Portfolio of digital media and traditional artwork
  • Excellent skills in digital art software, including Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience in producing art for digital marketing campaigns is preferred
  • Track record of meeting tight deadlines
  • Excellent visualization skills and excellent communication skills to collaborate with co-workers and clients 
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