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  • $30 hourly
    You've got a great game idea, you've got the drive, and you've even got the engine... If you're looking for a passionate, detail oriented 2D artist to realize your vision via characters, animation, environments and assets, look no further! My goal is to help turn your idea into a success, and create a fulfilling game experience. Art is at the forefront of any game's presentation, and can often serve as a catalyst that determines a player's interest in purchasing. With my diverse knowledge across a broad range of genres, as well as experience on art, programming, sound and design fronts of development, I can guarantee a product that will satisfy both you and the player. My experience includes RPGs, Platformers, Point-and-Click Adventure Games, Roguelikes, Metroidvanias, and more. You may not find the cheapest rate by hiring me, but you will find somebody passionate about delivering an exceptional, unique gaming experience that's worthwhile. You'll get my work on time, every time. Ready to get started? Click on one of the buttons above to invite or hire me for your job! I look forward to hearing from you.
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    2D Game Art
    2D Animation
    Character Animation
    SpriteKit
    Game Art
    Character Design
    Graphic Design
    Game Design
    Adobe Photoshop
  • $37 hourly
    ✨🏆Top 3% of Freelancers on Upwork - Top Rated Plus Designer⭐️170+ Projects ⭐️4200+ Hours My skills: ✔ 2D Game Art and Game UI/UX Design. ✔ Redesigning Games and Creating Assets, Icons, Illustration, Character, Background design. ✔ Web design, Landing Pages Design, UI Design, UI-Kit, NFT, AI generation, DALLE 3. ✔ Banners, Marketing materials design, App Store/Google Play Screenshots design ✔ Pixel Art ✔ Map design I have been working in the game industry for 8 years and have done a lot of work projects from concept to implementation for IOS and Android OS. Why should you work with me? I guarantee: ➤ Perform your project in a great way. ➤ Fast and professional work; ➤ Attention to details; ➤ Meeting deadlines; I can realize your project from an idea and Sketch to finished art. I'm passionate about my work! 🔑 Keywords to find me: Game, Game UI/UX Design, Game Art, Assets, Icons, Cards, Popups, Buttons, Character, Background, NFT, Pixel Art, UI/UX, UI Design, UX design, User Interface Design, web design, Graphic design, Landing Pages Design, User Experience Design, Web & Mobile Design, Responsive Web Design, UI Research, User Flow, Android and iOS app design, mobile design, Android app design, Graphics & UI Design, website wireframing, eCommerce web design, Google Material Design, Clickable prototype, Export Assets from Sketch, Website Wireframing, Animations creation, Branding, User Interface, iOS app design, prototype design, Webdesign, web design, Infographics design, Material Design, website design, Adobe Photoshop, GUI design, User interface designs, Figma, UX Research, Logo Design, Animation UI, wireframes design, Design, UX/UI, UX, UI, User Interface Design, Web & Mobile Design, Graphics & UI Design, User Experience Design, Website, UI Research, Web Design, Sketch, App, Adobe Photoshop, Landing Page, Website, Illustrator, Graphic Design, iPhone Design, Branding, Visual Design, Adobe, Application design, Photoshop, Redesign, Wireframing, Landing, Graphics, App Design, Adobe Illustrator, Job, Design Expert, Digital,Agency, Creation, Android, Hire, User experience design, Creative, Experienced, UI/UX Design, Advertising, User Experience,Testing, Team Leader, platform design, Sketch, Logo, Design Guru, Graphic Design, Web Design, Art Director, Guidelines, Website Prototyping, Interaction Design, Designer, UI, Head of Design, Wireframe, Mobile Design, Mock-up, Mobile UX Design. Thank you for visiting my profile, I look forward to working with you!
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    GUI Design
    Graphic Design
    Mobile Game
    UI Graphics
    Game
    2D Design
    UX & UI
    Illustration
    Game UI/UX Design
    Mobile UI Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Game Art
    Game Asset
    2D Game Art
  • $60 hourly
    +++TOP RATED PLUS FREELANCER+++ Experienced game designer and 3D artist with over five years of experience in designing imaginative and attractive graphics and animations for digital media, web tools, mobile devices, and 3D games. Proficient in several software packages, including Adobe Photoshop, ZBrush, Blender, Substance Painter, and 3D Studio Max. Specializes in website design, logo and branding projects, 3D modeling and animations, and game design. Passionate about staying up to date with the latest technologies and procedures. Offers exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple assignments at the same time. Dedicated to delivering the highest quality products for clients.
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    3D Design
    3D Modeling
    Digital Illustration
    High-Quality Rendering
    Digital Painting
    Sketching
    3D Animation
    Photo Editing
    Character Design
    3D Rendering
    Photography
    Illustration
    Color Grading
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
  • $22 hourly
    I'm a professional pixel artist and pixel animator with years of experience. I can deliver various pixel art styles, including 18x18 and 300x300 pixel formats and 30fps pixel animation check out my works at "atomancer.com"
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    2D Animation
    Game Development
    Sprite Sheet Animation
    Photo Manipulation
    Game
    Animation
    Mobile UI Design
    Game Design
    Graphic Design
    User Interface Design
    User Experience Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Web Design
    Adobe Illustrator
  • $45 hourly
    Hi there! I'm Sander, a professional Pixel Artist from the Netherlands with a deep love for the 90's game aesthetic. Are you looking for character designs, animations, backgrounds, UI, or any other kind of artwork that's in the style of old games? I can create any pixel art you need in all styles, ready for use in Unity / Godot games, on streaming sites like Twitch, or in animated videos. Be sure to check out my portfolio to see what I'm capable of, or message me and I can send you some examples. I enjoy making pixel art specific to your wishes, and I'm available for voice calls (English or Dutch) and/or direct messaging so you can tell me in detail what you are looking for. Any questions? Don't hesitate to contact me because I'm happy to answer any inquiries or questions you might have regarding my services!
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    2D Illustration
    2D Art
    Game Asset
    Animation
    Character Animation
    Game Design
    Game Art
    2D Game Art
    Illustration
    2D Animation
    Character Design
    Unity
    Graphic Design
  • $25 hourly
    Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Video-Editor. Experienced with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Flash/Animate, InDesign, Audition, and Logic Pro 9. I have worked in game design as an artist and video editor for companies like Skyjoy Interactive, Unity, and the popular youtube channel DidYouKnowGaming. I am: patient, easy to work with, bring ideas to the table, and value communication and customer satisfaction.
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    Book
    Graphic Design
    Game Design
    Vector Art
    Video Editing
    Illustration
    2D Animation
  • $20 hourly
    Hi. My name is Foo. I'm from Malaysia. I have 5 years+ experience in Art, Design, and Animation, I can provide a complete one-stop solution for all your design and animation needs at very good prices. I'm expert in creating 2D game art, including characters, backgrounds, UI & effects You can find out my portfolio from here - foochongsiong.wordpress.com please feel free to hire me or contact me.
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    Comics
    Manga
    Cartoon Art
    Cartoon Character
    2D Game Art
    Vector Graphic
    2D Art
    Character Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
  • $12 hourly
    I am an illustrator currently studying Multimedia arts. I am a creative and detailed oriented person who's knowledgeable in using Adobe Photoshop software. I also do Pixel art. Efficient in completing projects effectively on tight timetables.
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    Freestyle Drawing
    Drawing
    Manga
    Vector Tracing
    Digital Painting
    2D Animation
    Photo Editing
    Adobe Illustrator
    Line Drawing
    Anime
    Adobe Photoshop
    Illustration
    Watercolor
  • $55 hourly
    ✨🏆 Top Rated Plus 🏆✨ Skill Certified by Upwork ⭐️ +5500 hours -⭐️ +40 Jobs ✅ Experienced full-time freelancer with over 11 years of experience. ✅ Pixel Artist, Illustrator and 2D animator ✅ Design: Concepts, Characters, Animations, Backgrounds, Props, Tilesets, Assets, UI... ✅ Consultation: I can study your case and make sugestions about solutions and approaches. Depending of the complexity, I can bring a Game Dev Programmer to help us! ⭐️ =============================== Common workflow/ Creative Process: - Pre-production/Concept Phase (visual development, technical tests, iteration) - Production (iteration, corrections, final art,, animation and export) - Post-production (last corrections) Take a look in my portifolio. Any question, chat with me! 😉✨
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    NFT Art
    2D Design & Drawings
    Game Art
    2D Game Art
    Midjourney AI
    2D Art
    2D Animation
    Spine 2D
    Illustration
    Animation
    Character Design
    2D Illustration
    Cutout Animation
  • $15 hourly
    Whether you're making a 2d pixel art game, 2d pixel animation, or any pixel business, I will work to ensure you get the best quality pixels for what you are developing. (and illustration and modeling) That includes: -Pixel Art Specialist: I specialize in various projects, including game graphics, character designs, backgrounds, and more. With my manual dexterity and creative vision, I breathe life and character into every project using pixels. -Creativity and Originality: I strive to maximize my creativity while creating a unique and recognizable style. Tailoring designs exclusively for you, I ensure your brand or game stands out from the crowd. -Animation Skills: Bringing pixels to life is my passion. I professionally execute character animations, transition effects, looping animations, and more. I provide your games or projects with a truly dynamic feel through animated pixels. -Adaptability to Various Platforms: Whether it's mobile games, desktop games, or web graphics, I design my pixel art to be compatible with various platforms. Taking into account different screen resolutions and requirements, I strive to deliver the best results for you. -Collaboration and Communication: Customer satisfaction is my top priority. I will maintain constant communication with you throughout your projects, understanding your ideas and expectations to deliver the best possible outcomes. I enjoy working collaboratively and look forward to developing your project together.
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    2D Design
    2D Game Art
    2D Animation
    2D Art
    Graphic Design
    Illustration
  • $25 hourly
    Seasoned Game Designer, Programmer and Pixel Artist with over a decade of professional experience developing and illustrating games for PC and mobile. I played a key role in launching two Steam games and several mobile games on iOS and Android. I look forward to making the vision for your project a reality. * I am responsible, highly organized, personable, motivated and highly effective in a challenging environment * I can program for Game Maker Studio and Unity platforms as well as provide assets, illustrations for games, logos or other media. * I am a proficient Game Designer and Development Workflow Specialist, having worked on several commercially released projects, playing key roles in their design and successfully developing them start to finish. * I have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in both English and Spanish * I deeply appreciate regular communication with projects and services, and of course I will always keep you updated every step of the way!
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    C#
    Computer Science
    Sprite Sheet Animation
    Game Development
    2D Game Art
    Unity
    Game Design
    2D Animation
    GameMaker
    2D Art
    Concept Artistry
    Illustration
    Clip Studio Paint
    Animation
  • $34 hourly
    I'm a pixel artist with +5 years of experience. I've worked on indie groups the whole time and with indie companies for 2 years. I mainly do props, animations and scenarios, but I have experience doing full art of games. I also have production knowledge. ~~ Working ~~ As positive, I love to have a long list of things to do, I organised myself better looking into all I have assigned. I work from 6.30 am to 2.30 pm, I always love to have the afternoon to play some games and relax, or maybe study or practice. I always tend to share everything I'm doing, even if I had some doubts with it because I believe in the teamwork to be able to reach a final result that looks awesome. I love pixel art, but my main style is realistic. I'm on a path of merging those two. Also love to animate, my main objective is to find the best natural flux to the moving. I spend a couple of years assisting english meetings, but I express myself better writting, even when I still don't domain the language as perfect as I wish. I'm also open to any kind of ideas, even if it's as crazy as they sounds. As negative, I may got trapped on a task and take some difficulties with it, that's when I usually ask for help to the team. I'm shy so I will be quite most of the meeting, maybe add some ideas to a brainstorming, but not too much. I may get anxious of reaching some dates, so I'll probably add more hours to the originals I work. ~~ About me ~~ I'm closer to 30 years and I live in Spain. I love videogames, specially the ones that are a challenge, exploring games and simulations ones. I'm also learning to code C# in Unity and play violin. I have a couple of dream games on planning and I wish to be able to create them someday.
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    Game Development
    Game Art
    Game Asset
    Video Game
    Art Direction
    2D Landscape Drawing
    2D Art
    2D Illustration
    2D Game Art
    Spine 2D
    3D Game Art
    2D Animation
    3D Animation
  • $30 hourly
    ✅ TOP RATED Game Artist ⚪UI/UX Design, Create UI element, and UI animation 📌 ⚪2D Concept, Character creation, Animation to spritesheet🖼️ ⚪3D Modeling, Hand draw texture, Retopology, Basic rigging, and Animation 🎨 ⚪Level & Building design 🧩 ✅ Expert level artist : Create from concept, Tileset creation, Build various map, And have strong knowledge on Isometric, Orthogonal, and Circle tiles. ✅ Extremely Proficient with industry standard programs and tools such as Adobe Animate, Adobe photoshop, Adobe illustrator, Spine2D, ZBrush, Maya, Tiled, Unity. As a technical game artist I strive to give you the highest quality, game ready assets for your project needs backed with sense of art. I explore ideas with you to make sure the result meet your expectation and you are satisfied with final result on time.
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    2D Animation
    Vector Art
    Adobe Flash
    Level Design
    Voxel
    Animated GIF
    2D Illustration
    Autodesk Maya
    Adobe Photoshop
    2D Game Art
    Sprite Sheet Animation
    Game Art
    Character Design
  • $18 hourly
    Im a 2D Pixel Artist from Argentina currently working as a Freelancer. In my repertoire of skills I have great ability to handle ilustrative and administrative tools, extremely responsible when it comes to specific deadlines, high problem solution capacities, I am practical and fast and i have great mediation and communication skills. SOME OF MY ABILITIES: Advanced Paint.net handling Advanced Aseprite handling Intermediate Photoshop handling I speak fluent English aswell!
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    Game Design
    2D Design
    Level Design
    2D Animation
  • $60 hourly
    Based in Bath, UK, I have worked in the games industry for nearly 30 years. I have designed, developed and released over 60 games since 1995. My skill set includes programming, game & level design, technical art and 2d & 3d artwork. I work mostly within Unity and Unreal but have experience with other game development systems, including Gamemaker and Phaser. My art expertise includes project visual design & implementation, low/medium poly levels & environments, pixel art levels & backgrounds and UI design. I have developed a wide range of 2D & 3D games, including platformers, endless runners, Metroidvanias, ARPGs, first-person shooters, horror, racing, run & gun, puzzle, text adventure/interactive fiction and more. I develop games for PC/Mac, web, mobile, VR and Switch. My recent projects include a Clash of Clans 10th Anniversary multi-game, 2D endless runners for corporate clients, including Adidas, Bird’s Eye, Fold7 and Superfluid, multiple Steam/Switch-based horror games, 2D pixel-art platform games, a series of Steam ‘retro-Arcade’ style games, a mobile ‘match’ puzzle game, 3D FPS games and a large-scale pixel 2D & 3D RPG. Software: Unity, Unreal, Game Maker, Adobe Photoshop, Premier, InDesign, Illustrator, Lightwave, ProMotion, Slack, Discord, Trello. Always open to new opportunities. Portfolio: richardhw.myportfolio.com
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    UI/UX Prototyping
    3D Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Game Development
    2D Art
    3D Modeling
    Game Design
    Prototyping
    Game Design Document
    Art Direction
    C#
    Unity
  • $10 hourly
    Hello everyone! My name is Viktoria and drawing is my utmost passion! I am a self-taught artist and constantly working on expanding my skills. This way, I want to be able to tell people various stories through works that I create. My priority is my client's satisfaction, therefore, I am always willing to discuss even the smallest details so my client could receive the results that they would be happy about. I am primarily working with Adobe Photoshop and Krita but I am also familiar with Gimp and Adobe Illustrator. Skills: Character Design Pixel Art & Game Art Anime/ Manga Style Illustrations Comics/Visual Novels/Manga To have a better glimpse of my work please check my portfolio. It will be updated regularly.
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    2D Game Art
    Manga
    Comic Art
    2D Design
    GIMP
    Illustration
    Digital Art
    Character Design
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
  • $20 hourly
    ⭐ Top Rated Pixel Artist using the ASEPRITE drawing software. Able to draw: 🎨 - Using any color palette from monochrome to 64 colors (NES, Rubik, etc.) 🎨 - People pixelation. 🎨 - Backgrounds, environments. 🎨 - Characters portraits, sprites and animations. 🎨 - HUD and icons. Simple and fast workflow: Send art requirements in text form, required pixel size/time or frames for animations, and any references for desired styles.
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    Game Asset
    Concept Design
    NFT Collection Generation
    2D Design
    Character Animation
    Game Art
    2D Game Art
    NFT
    2D Art
    NFT Art
    Game Development
    Character Design
    2D Illustration
    2D Animation
  • $40 hourly
    Hi! I'm Eugene and I'm a freelance digital artist with more than 11 years of experience in concept art, illustration/animation for games and music industry. 5 years as a solo artist and game director of Summer Catchers — a video game in pixelart style. 9 years as a freelancer. Made a lot of music album covers, mobile game art, animated backgrounds and music videos. Specialized in drawing giant creatures and Ghibli-style looking scenes, but I also love to challenge myself with different kinds of projects in a variety of styles.
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    Game Asset
    Video Game
    Concept Artistry
    Adobe Photoshop
    2D Illustration
    Digital Art
    2D Animation
    Music Video
    Game Art
    2D Art
    Cartoon Style
    Animation
    Illustration
    Character Design
  • $35 hourly
    Hi! I'm Damian, an experienced Pixel Artist. I have experience taking part in game projects, where I handled all of the art needed such as sprites, animations, backgrounds, ui, etc, both for Indie and Professional game dev studios. Applicable for Video Games, Board games and on a variety of products such as clothing, merch, and promo art. Very flexible with work hours, and always open to new ideas and graphic styles. Available for work! - Feel free to contact me
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    Level Design
    Game Design
    Color Palette
    2D Animation
    Game Testing
    Game Development
    Game Art
    Sprite Sheet Animation
    2D Game Art
    2D Illustration
    Retro & Vintage Style
    Animation
    Character Design
  • $15 hourly
    I'm a freelance pixel artist. Easily adaptable to different styles. I have the portfolio with works of different nature, style and complexity. I work with frame-by-frame animation. I try to learn something new and improve my skills. Ready for any challenge. ArtStation: Saturn-9 Instagram: saturn_pxl
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    Sprite Sheet Animation
    2D Game Art
    2D Animation
    Animated GIF
    Character Animation
    Digital Art
    Animation
    Character Design
  • $39 hourly
    I am a game artist, illustrator and graphic designer based in Rome, Italy. Contact me if you need: • game art • digital art • UI/UX design • vector art • pixel art • concept art • character design • character spriting and animation • layout and background art I have a long standing experience working with large and small teams in the illustration and video game industry, moving seamlessly between background art, animation, storyboard and even gameplay design. I pride myself in being reliable, fast and efficient without sacrificing creativity and innovation. Contact me if you need someone who can follow your project through every step of production, from concept art to final asset export.
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    UI Graphics
    Drawing
    Game Design
    Mobile UI Design
    Digital Painting
    Graphic Design
    2D Game Art
    2D Animation
    Illustration
    Digital Art
    Character Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
  • $25 hourly
    I have been a professional artist for more than 15 years. I really like pixel graphics, and I am actively developing in this direction. I can draw backgrounds and objects for the game, game characters, NFT and any illustrations. I will help you with your pixel art project so that it is beautiful and cool. Everything will be done quickly and efficiently.
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    Arts & Culture
    Art & Design
    Game Design
    Game Art
    Illustration
    Adobe Photoshop
  • $25 hourly
    As a skilled pixel artist with over 3 years of experience in the industry, I have a passion for creating visually stunning and detailed graphics using a limited color palette. My expertise lies in designing and animating characters, environments, and objects for video games and other digital media. Some of my most popular skills include: Pixel art design and animation Game asset creation Sprites and sprite sheets Retro-style graphics Icon design 2D character design I pride myself on my ability to bring concepts to life with my pixel art, and I am always striving to improve and expand my skills. If you're looking for a talented and reliable pixel artist to bring your project to the next level, look no further!
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    2D Animation
    Game Art
    Illustration
    Concept Artistry
    2D Game Art
  • $25 hourly
    Greetings! I'm Andrew Vyalkov a.k.a. Advarsky, a 2d artist and a game developer. I'm experienced pixel artist with a lot of other skills like game design, programming e.t.c.. I'm proficient with Unity, most of task management software(jira, notion, clickup, trello). Looking for a long-term partnership and interesting projects.
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    Game Development
    Storytelling
    Art Direction
    2D Game Art
    Unity
    Digital Illustration
    C#
    Character Animation
    Adobe Photoshop
    Illustration
    2D Art
    Concept Artistry
    Animation
  • $42 hourly
    👾 I'm an ambitious and passionate Art Director and Pixel Art Expert with 6 years of experience. I create high quality original pixel art and animations for both Indie and AAA videogame companies, as well as NFT crypto-art, music videos, social marketing, etc. This is what I can do for you: ✔ Art Bible (a style guide for your game / project) ✔ Art Direction Consultation meetings / feedbacks; ✔ Character Design; ✔ Animation (mainly rotoscope/cel animation, spritesheets for games, animations for music videos); ✔ Environment Design (backgrounds, levels for parallaxes, tilesets, assets, etc.); ✔ UI/UX Design (for games); ✔ NFT Art and Animation; ✔ Promo / Marketing Art. 🎨 I'm also the co-founder of Studio Kori, an art collective which could offer you a whole team of professionals with different skills: concept art, animation, coding, background, music & sound design, etc. Message me right away if you wish to know more, I'm also open for a quick call/videocall :) And if you’re curious to check my art, here’s my portfolio: andreaputorti.wixsite.com/portfolio And my Instagram page: instagram.com/putorti.andrea Cheers!
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    NFT Character
    Digital Art
    2D Game Art
    Environmental Design
    Sprite Sheet Animation
    Game Asset
    2D Animation
    NFT Art
    Character Animation
    Game Art
    Character Design
    Animation
  • $25 hourly
    Hello I am a freelance expert pixel artist from Brazil and have been working on pixel art for years. I can do anything from tilesets, UI, animations and characters for games or just 2d illustrations, animated or not. Iam very creative and responsible and welcome any challenge. I can show you my portfolio so you can see my different styles. My concern is client satisfaction and making good art. I love making games Lets talk
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    Game Art
    Graphic Design
    Sprite Sheet Animation
    2D Animation
    2D Design & Drawings
    Drawing
    Adobe Photoshop
    Illustration
    2D Art
  • $20 hourly
    My name is Suraj, I am a professional graphics artist having more than 8 years of experience in designing, - Pixel Art / 8 bit - 2D game Arts - Emojis / Stickers - Animations - Illustrations
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    Game Art
    2D Animation
    Game Design
    2D Game Art
    Adobe Photoshop
    Icon Design
    2D Illustration
    Retro & Vintage Style
    Animation
    Adobe Illustrator
    Bitmapped Graphic
    Vector Art
    Vector Graphic
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How to Hire Top Pixel Art Freelancers

What is a pixel art freelancer?

A form of digital art, pixel art is created by using software to form and edit images at the pixel level. Similar to very low definition imagery, pixel art can be created by pixel art freelancers who replicate images that are typically associated with older 8-bit and 16-bit computers and video game consoles.

How do you hire a pixel art freelancer?

You can source pixel art freelancer talent on Upwork by following these three steps:

  • Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a pixel art freelancer.
  • Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
  • Shortlist and interview pixel art freelancers. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview. 

Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of pixel art freelancer you need to complete your project. 

How much does it cost to hire a pixel art freelancer?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced pixel art freelancer may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their pixel art freelancer services more competitively.

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project.

How do you write a pixel art freelancer job post?

Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

Job post title

Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample pixel art freelancer job post titles:

  • Need an artist adept at pixel art
  • Creating a vintage style video game and need artists who can create pixel art
  • Pixel artist needed to help create prints for sale

Project description

An effective pixel art freelancer job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From creating images in Adobe Illustrator to incorporating old style video game art, list all the deliverables you’ll need. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries, software, or platforms, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Pixel art freelancer job responsibilities

Here are some examples of pixel art freelancer job responsibilities:

  • Use Adobe Photoshop to convert existing art to pixel art
  • Create familiar pixel artwork featuring vintage computer game characters
  • Create new video game featuring pixel art characters

Pixel art freelancer job requirements and qualifications

Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in pixel art freelancer. Here are some examples:

  • Experience playing vintage 8-bit and 16-bit video games
  • Ability to use Adobe Photoshop to convert any image into pixel art
  • Portfolio of various vintage art styles, including pixel art
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