Jobs explained: Slots Artist

20 January 2021

Jobs Explained Slots Artist

What is a Slots Artist? How much do Slots Artists earn? How do you get a job as a Slots Artist and what’s the long term career potential? In this job explained profile we explore everything you need to know about Slot Artist jobs…

What is a Slots Artist?

A Slots Artist is involved in the design and creation of attractive and immersive iGaming experiences for consumers. Slots Artists will also have a strong understanding or experience of the technical side of game design. Slots games can mirror the traditional old school machines or be fully 3D animated experiences.

You may also come across these job titles similar to a Slots Artist:

  • Concept Artist

  • Game Artist

What does a Slots Artist do?

A Slots Artist will be involved in the design of casino style slots games, this can be anything from designing levels and animating characters or creating content. Slots artists design environments and environmental effects for various casino style games. This can also include designing promotional content such as video or in game content. Slots artists are involved with game development from the ground up, so are part of the quality control process.

Pros and cons of working as a Slots Artist:

Pros

Cons

  • As the powerhouse of the design process the Slots Artist has a good deal of creative freedom.

  • Excellent career progression dependant on years of experience.

  • Broad experience required of both technical and artistic elements of game design.

  • Must be an all-rounder: balanced mindset being both creative and analytical.

  • The role requires interfacing with many different functionaries of design, so good communication skills are essential.

How much does a Slots Artist make?

At entry level Slots Artists can expect to earn about €28, 000. This can quickly rise to €45, 000 - 55, 000 with experience, while a senior art director can command €80,000 - 100, 000 a year.

What qualifications or experience does a Slots Artist need?

  • Knowledge of the structure and design of Slots games.

  • Experience in computer-generated art, including proficiency in several of the following areas: physically based rendering, lighting, shading, material authoring, environment or character authoring, FX, performance analysis, graphics content optimization.

  • Competence across a wide variety of design tools such as Autodesk 3ds Max or other 3D modelling packages.

  • Good knowledge of UI and UX and typography.

  • Strong artistic portfolio that demonstrates a keen eye for artistic direction.

  • Professional experience as an illustrator/animator/graphic design artist in the Gaming industry.

  • Strong personal interest in video games and knowledge of gaming industry trends and innovations.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong IT skills.

How do I get a job as a Slots Artist?

Becoming a Slots Artist requires a solid background in design with an accompanying portfolio to demonstrate your skill. Understanding of programming and coding is also desirable. You’ll find Slots Artists jobs advertised online, including entry, junior and senior positions. Be sure to include all relevant qualifications and experience when writing your CV - and don’t forget to send us a copy too, as we often have exclusive and unadvertised SA jobs.