We at Black Smith Studios are oriented towards designing games for various audiences. Learn how we make the games you enjoy through an industry professional Gaming Artist. Find out what it takes to become a Gaming Artist as well as the skills and qualifications that are required.


Be passionate about gaming

This might be obvious for a lot of people who already know that they want to get into the gaming industry but unfortunately a lot individuals drop out of school when they find out this might not be exactly what they wanted to pursue.

Not to say that most game designers are drop outs but you need to be good at drawing and have a keen interest in using photo editing software. If that doesn’t interest you then being a gaming artist may not be the right field for you.  

Constantly create artwork

Join local art classes for a monthly or weekly fee as you will be needing this skills as sometimes you will be required to draw for 8 hours or more at a time. If you can’t afford classes practice drawing in your spare time. Fill up a sketchbook if you can to make sure you are up to date with your skill set.

Learn any Graphic or Photo design Software

You will be expected to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator or programs similar to the two. Along with 3D modeling, Maya and 3Ds Max which are the used design softwares in the industry at the moment.  

If you don’t have experience using either of these tools online tutorials are good way to get hands on experience for learning new skills or if you are in High School/ College/ University to take advantage of the professors who are in the field.

Try to constantly learn new skills the more you play around with a software the more you widen your knowledge the better you’ll become.

Go to school for Game Design

Some of the best game designers were college dropouts like Gabe Newell of Valve Corporation. who went on to become successful game designers of highly established  business. This includes a wide variety of programmers, designers, level designers, and artists.

However, companies these days are looking for individuals with the skill and a degree in this field and experience to be able to handle the demanding criteria needed in the industry.

There are also a lot of Colleges and Universities that offer Game Design Degrees that are ranked exceptional well in Canada that have professionals who have worked in the industry.

To learn more about the services we offer contact us at info@blacksmithstudios.ca or give us a call today!