Our 2D Environment Design Services
We are ready to embody any worlds, dimensions and landscapes from your imagination into reality. Our experienced environment artists work in a variety of ways to ensure that the client's wishes are met as accurately as.
2D Casual Environment Design
Our artists have extensive experience working with casual environments from simple tile-matching options to complex and multi-component locations for hidden object games, so we know how to deliver the best result for any casual direction. Knowing the latest trends and trends in casual art, we implement the most popular product that players will definitely like.
2D Stylized Environment Design
Stylization of the environment is quite a challenge since the background sets the tone for the entire game. Our environment team is perfectly oriented in different stylization directions thanks to cooperation with such giants as EA and FoxNext and is ready to provide valuable advice on choosing the optimal stylization direction and its implementation in accordance with the latest gaming trends.
2D Cartoon Environment Design
Our 2D environment artists are skillful at creating cartoony objects and sceneries for games: anything that starts from architectural elements as castles, houses, etc. to plants and chairs. Having implemented more than 100 projects to create environments of varying degrees of complexity, our team has found its own unique style in creating breathtaking settings that best convey the atmosphere of the game.
2D Realistic Environment Design
Creating a realistic environment is a challenge, so our artists use the most advanced software and progressive techniques to create an immersive setting. We take into account all aspects of displaying shadows, artificial and natural lighting, the most realistic textures and the smallest details that make the environment indistinguishable from reality.
Our Technology Expertise in 2D Environment Art
The Team for Creating Your Ideal 2D Environment Art
# Art Director
A person shaping the artistic mood of future digital art based on customer requirements. Fully controls the process of creating art, from the concept to the transfer of materials to the client, so as not to miss a single detail. Extensive experience allows the art director to immediately capture the wishes of the client and guarantee the best timely result in accordance with the latest industry trends.
# Project Manager
A full understanding of all product aspects at any stage of its development allows the PM to set clear objectives, control the timing and quality of execution, as well as improve the processes of working on arts in teams. Effectively manages departments and distributes responsibilities. Interprets all the wishes of the client in a form understandable to the team to obtain the desired result in the required period.
# Lead 2D Artist
n exceptional artist with outstanding organizational, drawing and composition skills. Drives the art creation for high end game development projects, ensuring that cutting edge visuals are achieved while successfully guiding the art team through the production. Understands the intricacies of different styles of game art, compiles the optimal production pipeline and knows how to optimize the timing of the stages.
# 2D Concept Artists
These are specialists who create concepts for future 2D art assets, if necessary. Our main goal when creating art assets in 2D is to adhere to the story, world, and ideas behind each of them. Our concept artists can help you come up with a vibrant personality for any idea.
# 2D Environment Artists
From concepting and painting to final polishing and integrating arts into the pipeline, these experts create breathtaking environmental assets and work on lush landscapes, endless seas and damned wastelands. A strong sense of color and composition helps them invent and implement complex and exciting maps, levels and environments in line with the artistic direction of the project, the client’s creative goals, gameplay and technical requirements.
# Technical Artist
The link between the artists and the programmers working on an entertainment project, this specialist, having both artistic and technical knowledge, helps integrate art assets into a game without taking away either the artistic vision or going beyond the technical limits of the platform. Provides effective communication between developers and artists and overall balance of the project in accordance with the needs of the client.
Our 2D Environment Artist Portfolio
Our Fundamental Benefits in 2D Environment Design
Our team of talented designers will accompany you throughout the entire cooperation, advance your business idea to a higher level and simply increase the value of the final product.
Trusted by World Famous Game Companies
Creating hundreds of fantastic environment designs for major brands like EA, Epic Games, and FoxNext, we have gained tremendous experience in creating well-known games and ensuring maximum engagement of gamers.
75% Middle and Senior 2D Environment Artists
Most of our artists are advanced professionals with 7+ years of experience in environment design, who have worked on projects of various directions and complexity.
Perfect Delivery Pipeline
Transparent project management and well-organized processes help meet agreed deadlines within the designated budget and scope of needs, taking into account all requirements for style and quality.
10 Years on the Game Art Market
A wealth of experience has allowed us to assemble teams of highly specialized experts for each direction of environment art, which can perform work for our clients as close as possible to their idea and needs.
Quick Facts About Us
We focus on the provision of environment art services to create projects that stand out and remain in memory for a long time. Our 2D environment artists have vast experience that allows us to help global gaming companies with their popular game titles.
What is 2D Environment Design?
It’s a two-dimensional composition of architectural surfaces like walls, corners, ceilings, etc. and natural elements as mountains, sky, landscapes and other objects.
For 2D environment design, there are two ways of creating digital images – raster and vector graphics. Raster graphics are based on pixel grids, and 2D concept artists can easily edit them, whilst vector graphics are composed of mathematical shapes, curves, and lines.
The composition, schemas, lights, colors, silhouettes, points of interest, and footprints are the essential elements of 2D environment design. So, what do they mean for 2D environment artists? The composition is the arrangement of 2D dimensions – length and width – that create a general view of natural and architectural features. Colors, lights, and schemas intend to represent real-life game environment for players.
Silhouettes are architectural objects filled with one color that display an interior design. Points of interest are a hierarchy of details in environment design, and they define the difference between shapes, colors, and other details and composition. Footprints are spaces that are measured by the correct grid and assets. All these mentioned elements enable 2D artists to draw the environment that will excite gamers with beautiful sceneries and backgrounds.
What Are the Stages of 2D Environment Design?
There are 5 main stages of 2D environment design like brainstorming the key concepts, carrying out research, sketching thumbnails, designing key objects, and refining backgrounds and settings. So, let’s describe each of them step by step:
- Brainstorming ideas. At this stage, a team of 2D environment artists collects ideas and art examples about backgrounds and settings and makes references. After that, they define a high concept – a short written paragraph that states a clear idea of environment design.
- Undertaking research. Once the concept is clarified by 2D professionals, a process of collecting references starts. Its main aim is to gather ideas about game backgrounds, analyze them, and craft a unique artwork.
- Sketching thumbnails. It’s the way of designing objects with reference to find images during a research stage. Thumbnails help 2D concept artists get a general overview of several objects, compare them with each other, and select what is suitable for the environment background.
- Designing objects. It’s a visual process of 2D art that includes coloring, layering, and compositing. Considering all these features, 2D artists create backgrounds and settings for a game story.
Refining backgrounds. When the key environment settings are finished, 2D artists start to add details to a drawing. In this phase, silhouettes can be changed multiple times to create a satisfactory design.
How to Hire 2D Environment Design Artists?
The hiring process of 2D environment design artists includes finding candidates, checking their portfolios, and testing their art skills. Depending on your project, its scope, and budget, you can use several methods of hiring 2D professionals. The right outsourcing company must be helpful for you – you can get information about its key services, read client’s reviews, and read see portfolios of 2D environment artists.
So, how can you assess a portfolio? The answer to this question is simple, and here is the information about what you should do next: pay attention to 2D environment artist’s style, composition, coloring, lightening, and drawing skills. Other than that, you need to have experienced artists on board who can estimate a portfolio or know 2D principles by yourself.
For a 2D environment artist, excellent proficiency in using instruments like Adobe Photoshop, KeyShot, SketchUp and others. In addition to technical skills, a good understanding of 2D environment elements such as composition, coloring, and lightning is essential as well.
Why Outsource 2D Environment Design?
If you decide to outsource 2D environment design services and create outstanding natural and architectural settings for the game, you’ll find three important benefits for your business like cost, professionalism, and a wide range of technical tools.
So, let’s start to explain the first reason – cost reduction. It means that you save money without losing quality – as outsourcing companies can scale up or down a team of 2D professionals for you, meet the toughest deadlines, and complete a massive scope of work. The second reason for outsourcing 2D environment design services is highly professional expertise in this field. Outsourcing companies follow the agile methodology in game development that includes such principles as direct communication between 2D environment artists and clients, the adaptation of changing requirements, attention to details, etc. The third reason is a fully equipped game studio that has all the necessary tools for 2D design – ZBrush, Corel Painter, and many others.
Once your project is completed, you can rely on further support of outsourcing game companies – their key objective is to not only provide 2D environment design services but also assist you with any technical queries that arise in your mind.