At Rockstar Games, we create world-class entertainment experiences.

A career at Rockstar Games is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding and ambitious projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a dedicated and inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar Games New York is looking for a highly talented and experienced illustrator to work out of our NYC-based studio. The successful candidate will be working on a variety of exciting, creative, and cutting-edge projects. The ability to work quickly and efficiently as part of a team, take direction, and maintain a positive attitude under pressure is essential.


  • The Art team works on all creative related to Rockstar Games and games publishing. This can range from creating key art and in-game art for our games through to branding, merchandising, and everything in between.

  • We work very closely with teams across all of publishing, as well as our development studios worldwide.

  • Our illustrations are often the first thing people see on any Rockstar game, and we take great pride in creating artwork for this iconic brand.

  • We are lovers of culture and creativity across all forms of media, and our work gives Rockstar’s products their unique look and feel from stickers and special edition packaging to tattoos and giant billboards.


  • Develop key art images for packaging, advertising, print and the web.

  • Develop illustrations from concept and sketches to finished product.

  • Closely mimic pre-existing art styles.

  • Develop new art styles.

  • Develop branding-based illustrations.


  • 5+ years experience in a relevant field (video games, film/TV, or book publishing).

  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop.

  • Working knowledge of 3D software like Blender, ZBrush, and Marvelous Designer is a strong plus.

  • Passion for contemporary culture, including video games, film and art.


  • Exceptional drawing and painting skills. Strong knowledge of anatomy, gesture, composition, perspective, and use of color is essential.

  • Exceptional and efficient sketching ability for developing illustration concepts.

  • A strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to work in and quickly adapt a variety of art styles is essential, ranging from very graphic to photorealistic.


  • A portfolio is required to apply for this position.


Please apply with a resume and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or race.

The pay range for this position in New York City at the start of employment is expected to be between the range below* per year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

*NYC Pay Range

$102,100—$122,600 USD