Our Character Design
We create graphic character designs fully tailored to specific needs such as styles, methods, formats, etc. Regardless of the use cases, creating characters with our team is very easy.
2D Character Design
Our 2D character artists are at your service to be engaged in original 2D character design. Our team with overactive imagination reveals an impressive story and magnetic personality behind each character. We use a lot of details, such as poses, gestures, facial expressions, to bring 2D characters to life and present them in a clean and professional way.
3D Character Design
We offer 3D game character design services along with creative artistic visions and scrupulous professional approaches to each project. Our 3D designers keep original ideas at the heart of design creating interactive experiences for end users. Each character comes fully textured and rigged, allowing you to immediately use it in any of your creative projects. Empower your project with our 3D modeled characters.
Our Technology Expertise
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The Team for Creating Your Ideal Character Design
# Art Director
Our talented art director works with teams of artists and designers to generate a set of designs for the character. He/she defines the overall style appealing for each project. With a full understanding of character design elements, this specialist will support your project with all the necessary graphic details so that it can finally be impressive for a target audience.
# Lead 2D/3D Character Designer
We select the most experienced designer as the team leader for working with 2D or 3D characters. Together with the art director, they form a complete vision of the character design. After that, he/she clearly communicates this to the rest of the team and controls the entire creative process of art production based on all the project specifics.
# Project Manager
While all creative specialists are working on the design, you need someone who is able to rationally plan and manage the project. We offer the services of PMs as key team players to successfully complete all the necessary stages. They are responsible for developing budgets and deadlines, in order to then conduct projects in accordance with the budget and deliver them on time.
# Concept Artist
These are specialists who create concepts for future 2D or 3D art assets, if necessary. Our main goal when creating art assets in 2D/3D 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/3D Artists
To create a full-fledged character, a number of stages are required to go through - concept development, design creation, post-production editing, etc. At Kevuru Games we collect talents with the necessary skill sets to complete the project at the top professional level. We form a team of artists individually for each project based on its needs and requirements.
# Technical Artist
After the entire design process, the created characters are delivered to our technical artists. This specialist is engaged in optimizing this illustration, namely digital files, so that they work effectively under any possible technical conditions. He/she will help developers meet the highest standards of visual design and the high performance of art assets on the required platforms.
Our Character Design Portfolio
Our Fundamental Benefits in Character Design
Our team of talented character 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.
Wide Range of Styles in Art Creation
Our team boasts of designing characters for multiple purposes. At Kevuru Games, all artists know how to flesh out the details for all characters - from realistic to cartoon, fantasy to sci-fi. When we hire character artists, we consider the most relevant and important qualifications needed for art projects.
Massive Scaling Opportunities
Our artists with a 'can-do' attitude accomplish projects of any size and complexity. For each project, we select experts to cover any of the areas critical to superior character design, from concept design to final rendering. We carefully screen each candidate to make sure we deliver quality products to our partners.
Strong Internal QA Management
At the first stages of our cooperation, we can offer several concepts for approval to move on. Plus, we're willing to review them over and over again until you are 100% satisfied. Through a strong internal QA management, we actively participate in this process to contribute art assets fully synchronized with clients needs.
100+ Characters Delivered to Top Industry Leaders
Our company is focused on long-term partnership with our clients. Since 2012, we have worked closely with industry leaders such as EA, Epic Games, FoxNext, and more. With years of experience in art design, our team can plan and organize a smooth character creation process based on high standards.
Quick Facts About Us
We focus on the provision of character design services to create projects that stand out and remain in memory for a long time. Our character artists have vast experience that allows us to help global gaming companies with their popular game titles.
What is the character design?
Creating a game character is one of the most joyful and fun aspects of game art. Like actors and actresses in a movie, the game is built around its heroes and their stories. Characters are major performers in the game. Players are frequently motivated to engage in the game and demonstrate higher loyalty.
The variety of characters is as great as the imagination allows. Some characters are beautiful, others are terrifying. Some are cartoons styled, others are very realistic. As characters in games become more and more realistic, they don’t just run around and shoot everything, they express emotions. Evil characters do not just attack with a sword, they have an aggressive facial expression supported by appropriate body language. This increase in sophistication sets high requirements for 2D and 3D artists to produce interesting, realistic and life-like characters
Similarly, the inner world of the character can be displayed through appearance. Heroes’ look often provides gamers with a clue on how their character behaves in the game and its role in the plot. For instance, antagonists are often depicted with sharp facial features, while protagonists are usually good-looking.
What are the stages of character design?
- Character concept development. As in any other business, everything starts with an idea that needs to be expressed in a concept. At this stage, the foundation of the project is established. The initial step is the creation of sketches since it develops a plan for artists and game developers to follow. Having a sketch, the artist clearly envisions the project outcome and identifies the steps necessary for its attainment.
- Detailing. After the storyboard is created, a detailed plan of the character design follows. The artist should think of every possible detail and depict it basing on the client’s vision and project idea. The main task is to create the skeleton for the game and ensure that all the important components are taken into account before the product is deployed.
- Modeling. After the character of the game is ready, a 2D/3D modeler enters the process. Based on the resulting picture, he begins to create a three-dimensional model of the character. In animation, the process of preparing a character for animation is called rigging. It includes the creation and placement of the virtual “skeleton” of the character inside the three-dimensional model.
- Rendering (for 3D). After the 3D character model of the game is created, it’s time for rendering. During this process, a 3D model is overlaid with colors, chiaroscuro, and textures. Different textures emphasize different elements of the character. For example, army clothing, scars, and weapons speak much about the military background of the character. All these details bring the character to life and create a story behind a hero.
- Animation and delivery of the final product. 3D characters for games are more versatile than 2D characters. Once created, a character can be used many times. For example, for animation. The 3D-model of the character has pivot points to create a “bone” animation. Due to this, the animated model moves in a natural way. Character animation is not necessary and is done upon customer request. After all of the above stages are complete, the final product is analyzed by QA engineers and sent to the customer.
How to hire character artists?
Today, there are many ways of hiring specialists – full-time employment, freelancing, outsourcing. Each of the engagement models has pros and cons – it’s totally up to you what to choose. But you should check every candidate thoroughly to reap the benefit of given options. Here you are the checklist that will help you hire the best character artist for your project.
Firstly, define the role you’re hiring for. Is it a 2D or 3D character designer for hire? To do it quickly, you can make a list of the most important tasks you need help with. Also, think about what skillset would serve this role best and how much experience is needed to complete your project successfully. Pay attention to the skill level as it may affect employee’s rates. That’s why your budget should be well-planned.
A clear job description and an in-depth interview will help you hire the right specialists. To make sure they’re all qualified, you can study a portfolio with previously completed artworks or give the task to conceptualize a character for a specific game. During a face-to-face interview, you can ask questions that will give you an idea of how potential candidates would interact with the rest of the staff or customers.
Why outsource character design services?
The good news is that today’s employers aren’t limited to candidates that live within a certain mile radius of an office location. More and more companies prefer to hire highly-skilled art talent using outsourcing services. Thanks to modern technology and quick access to the internet, valuable experts are more available and affordable than ever before. Primarily, outsourcing is crucial when your own resources are limited.
So, don’t waste time on completing character design tasks and outsource to a reputable service provider. Outsourcing gives you a wide pool of expertise you can choose from. By transferring responsibilities to external agencies, you can wash your hands of functions that are difficult to manage and control. Moreover, outsourcing can cut operational costs while reducing your own workload.
Besides, it is worth noting that outsourcing may serve as a time-saving function. While outsourced specialists are working on your project, and you are focusing on the core business processes, there are more guarantees to have a shorter time-to-market delivery. This greatly enhances your competitiveness and gives you an edge over your competitors. Mind it if you still hesitate to make the decision to outsource to character design services!