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Character Design Services

A memorable character with a good look brings uniqueness to you. Pixune character design studio will stand shoulder to shoulder with you from concept to completion, whether you want a 2D/3D game, animation, brand, or NFT character design.

Character Design Services

2D Character Design with Different Poses
2D Character Design
2D character requires a combination of artistic skills, such as concept art, sketching, and coloring, as well as knowledge of character anatomy, design principles, the psychology of shapes, and color theory. Exactly like Homer Simpson, a memorable 2D character with the unique use of shapes and design principles.Our character design studio provides a collaborative design process. We’ll create characters with multiple sketches and different color palettes, then paint your final sketches based on the selected color comp. You can provide feedback on the painted concept, and we’ll happily apply revisions and changes.

Pixune's Character Design Portfolio

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NFT Character
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Why Our Character Design Studio?

ONLY HIGH-QUALITY Character Designs

We are perfectionists by nature and can’t even deliver a bad character design even if asked to! An ugly art annoys our brains more than you 😀 
Several times, a client was happy with a character, but we were not, so we designed it again from scratch at our own expense.

Character design is not only an art but also a science. Our artists know and follow the required principles, including anatomy, shape language, color theory, etc.

You will be constantly updated to share your comments, apply any changes to the design, and ensure we are on the right track. An exclusive account manager will be allotted to your project, who will manage our communications and respond to messages quickly. They are always available, on-call, and ready to jump on a meeting with you, even on weekends.

You may have experienced situations where delegating a project has resulted in both time and cost wastage, with a failed outcome. That’s not the case here. We will take full responsibility to ensure that the desired outcome is achieved once and for all.

With more than 2000 stunning and interesting character designs, our track record speaks for itself. The satisfaction of the high number of our customers speaks volumes about the quality of our work.

2D Character Design with a Big Weapon
MEMORABLE Characters for Your 
Game
Animation
Brand
NFT

Success Stories

Paul Saada
Paul Saada
Growth Marketing Manager
at
Homa Games

ABOVE OUR EXPECTATIONS

It has now been a few months that we have been working with Pixune Studios and the quality they deliver is truly impressive. From the start, they have been understanding our vision and providing 3D animations that were above our expectations. We are already engaging ourselves in a long term partnership.

Mario Izquierdo
Mario Izquierdo
Indie Game Developer

PUSH THROUGH CHANGING SPECIFICATIONS

Concept art and design of main characters for our new indie game. Pixune helped us to find the style across many iterations, exploring different ideas and providing examples. In order to achieve the desired results for 2 good characters and an original art style, they made more than 40 rough sketches with ideas for the characters and their interactions, more than 10 color variations, designs for props in 8 different styles, 3 iterations on sketches for the game map and a section in color for better context. We even changed visual styles completely, from fantasy-cheerful to neon-scifi. They were able to push through changing specifications and keep iterating until we found the perfect characters and style for our game. The end result is beautiful and worth the wait!

Amit Seyani
Amit Seyani
E-commerce Associate
at
Zoomo

QUALITY IS THEIR FIRST PRIORITY

During the first meeting with Mohammad, I learned a lot about YouTube marketing and the process of creating 3D animation. Although their price was higher than my budget, I decided to collaborate with them because of their quality and communication. I really enjoyed working with Pixune Studios because they were always in touch and ready for meetings and revisions. Since quality is their first priority, even though I was satisfied with the design of the main character of my YouTube animation, they designed it again from scratch at their own expense to make a memorable mascot for my animation. And finally, the result was much better than my expectations, so that we are planning the next project with them.

Talal Al Ali
Talal Al-Ali
CEO and Founder
at
P.P.K Company

NO BUGS AND NICE GRAPHICS

I hired Pixune to develop a sample runner game in Unity. The process was very smooth due to their experience, and their suggestions were always helpful. It was a bit over budget, but the results were excellent. The sample game had no bugs and nice graphics. The project was finished 3 weeks before the deadline. I hired two freelancers on Upwork before Pixune for a similar project and not only they were months late over the deadline, but the results were also very bad. So, I have to say I'm quite pleased with hiring Pixune.

François Tavard
François Tavard
Digital Entrepreneur
at
Orbs of MANA

THE END RESULT BLEW MY MIND

I just loved working with Pixune Studio. They nailed my briefs and worked relentlessly until I was completely satisfied. The end result blew my mind. A great Studio indeed!
J'ai adoré travailler avec le studio Pixune. Ils ont parfaitement compris mes attentes et ont travaillé sans relâche jusqu'à ce que je sois satisfait. Le résultat est juste incroyable. Un très grand studio!
I worked with 2 people at Pixune: 1 account executive and 1 project manager. Communication was clear and professional (and friendly) ending up in a great experience overall. To demonstrate how good they are, we had issues tackling expressions on some characters and the outfits of another. They sent drafts until I was completely satisfied!

Nikiel D Winstone
Nikiel D Winston
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
at
Healthy Life Sports Camp

SUPPORTIVE AND PATIENT

I am blown away by the work of Pixune Studios. I really didn't know how I would be able to replicate my daughter's drawing, but Pixune Lak assured me that they could make Laci become a reality. I have had a ton of experiences when it comes to creative art designs, and they didn't turn out well. So, I was even more uneasy when he handed me off to Reza to handle my design. However, Reza and the entire design team were just as supportive and patient with me throughout the entire process, even when I made additional changes. Pixune Studios maintained its integrity by fulfilling the job as agreed and exceeded my expectations. This is only the beginning. Thank you again.

Alejandro Yegros
Alejandro Yegros
Founder
at
Yegros Educational LLC

CONTINUE TO HIRE THEM FOR OTHER PROJECTS

There's an old saying that when it comes to hiring people you can look for "good," you can look for "reliable," or you can look for "affordable"... but you won't be able to find somebody who is all three. In Pixune's case, I feel they come the closest of anybody I've dealt with over the past years of our company's existence. I've been really happy with Pixune. I originally hired them in the Fall of 2022 for game development and was happy enough with them that I continue to hire them for other projects, even ones that fall outside of the original reason I contacted them. Besides game development, I've had them do web design work for our site. They're very flexible, accommodating, and extremely reliable.

Robert Apostolatos
Robert Apostolatos
Manager
at
Eveta Music Entertainment LLC

BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS

Pixune Studios was hired to create a two minute animated music video to accompany a new song from Canadian recording artist EVETA. After contacting many animation studios in Canada and in the US, it became apparent to us that a ‘high quality’, ‘world class’ animated music video could not be produced for the budget that we had in mind. Poland based Pixune Studios was the only company that could produce what we wanted within the necessary budget. Furthermore, the Pixune team was easy to reach and communicate with. Given the complexities of operating during a worldwide pandemic, our project did incur a bit of a delay but in the end, the quality of the product delivered was BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS. I would highly recommend Pixune as a ‘go to’ animation studio for the music industry.

Gabriel Dumitru
Gabriel Dumitru
Product Manager
at
Playful Tap

BETTER THAN THE REFERENCE

The quality of the art received was really impressive after the team came up with ideas and improvements all the time for the characters. Being timely and attentive to details is great but their passion and involvement in our project were amazing! We will surely collaborate again. The team is very passionate and we were amazed when we got the final result which was better than the reference we provided, a reference that we really liked. I can say that we loved their work and that they are able to take an idea and bring it to life thanks to the passion they are working with and the perfect communication they are providing until the best result is reached.

Jean Dumont
Jean Dumont
Product Manager
at
WeAnd

TEAM WAS NICELY ENGAGED

Masoud delivered a solid job when turning our 2d drawing into a 3d model. The topology was constructed properly, and character likeness was maintained to a good extent. Overall there was little to adjust, and it was quickly done. His team was nicely engaged into our project and even brought in a bit of their own creativity, contributing inspirational ideas along the way.

Jared Byrne
Jared Byrne
Production Manager
at
GO2 Productions

SURPRISED WITH THE QUALITY

We had a character animation that needed to be done for a large project and we were given a short timeline. Pixune and the team worked with our internal team to take one scene. They were prompt, worked within our timeline, and delivered quality work! I was hesitant to hire an outside of our company as we typically handle all animation in house but the timeline was too short for our team to complete. We were presently surprised with the quality and how seamless the workflow was. Would recommend!

Boaz Cohen
Boaz Cohen
Chief Product Officer
at
Everybuddy Games

HIGH PRODUCTION STANDARDS IN MINIMUM TIME

Our project of character design was complex and required high production standards in minimum time. The results I received were of the highest standards, and the work was very professional. Highly recommended!

Naip Unal
Naip Ünal
MSc, Product Manager
at
No Surrender

VERY CUSTOMER-ORIENTED

Design quality and animation work were very good for character briefs and every feedback was taken into consideration. As a result, high quality design was received within a defined time frame, and Pixune was very responsive in terms of delivering our needs. They have taken everything into consideration to reflect our needs and delivered a successful project In a defined timeframe. They are very customer-oriented and try to help your activities as much as possible. Instead of taking money and running, they are like teammates for us.

Yash Jain
Yash Jain
CEO
at
Herotrainer

HIGHLY COOPERATIVE PEOPLE

The Pixune team is full of kind, excellent, considerate, empathetic, talented, and highly cooperative people. The quality of the work that was received was outstanding, however it did take multiple iterations to reach that level. Some instructions were missed, but were fixed - it just lengthened the process and the schedule.

John Giordano
John Giordano
Entrepreneur

HIT EVERY DEADLINE

Awesome work. Great communication. Was really happy with Pixune and how great this project came out. Hit every deadline, and even when we needed to change directions a bit, he was able to still hit the deadline. We will certainly be working with Pixune again.

Rafeh Bim
Rafeh Bim
Product Manager
at
BIG IMMERSIVE

PUT EXTRA EFFORT INTO THE PROJECT

They are very eager to satisfy the client's requirements. Their communication is perfect and also understanding of the required output is on point. They put extra effort into the project to get it completed in time and have a skilled team and your project is safe in their hands. I will definitely work with them in the future. Best of luck guys great working with you.

Oded Menahem
Oded Menahem
Founder
at
Game Story

SURELY COME BACK AGAIN

This guy did really good work, he really did amazing art and even after the artist finished he wasn't happy with it so he did it all over again from scratch. I really recommend him and will surely come back again. (this is already the second time)

Tony Laje
Tony Laje
CEO
at
Lajeune And Associates, LLC

THE END RESULT WAS WORTH

This was a great experience overall. He took time to actually understand what was needed to deliver the project that I was asking for. Modelers tend to rush because they think they know what the client want, but Pixune went over to clarify the specifics. It required a little more time than we agreed on. However, the end results was worth an extra few days. Trust me...it's worth waiting a few more days, than to have something you don't like at the end. I highly recommend to anybody reading this review. And I look forward working with Pixune again. Thank You!

Malky Herman
Malky Herman
CEO & Founder
at
Kinderblast

THE RESULT FAR EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS

I've worked with many illustrators and I've never had such an amazing experience! The results far exceeded my expectations, communication was great, and very flexible and willing to please. I'll definitely use them again for more projects!

Jennifer Williams
Jennifer Williams
Founder & CEO
at
Cuddle Clones

VERY COMMUNICATIVE

Pixune was very communicative throughout our project. they asked a lot of good questions and produced great work.

Nick Whyte
Nick Whyte
Game Developer

VERY EASY TO WORK WITH

The team did everything they could to help us and give us the result we wanted. They always listened to feedback and were very easy to work with. I look forward to working with them again!

Luke Dunning
Luke Dunning
Creative Director
at
Umbrellacreative

BRILLIANT TO WORK WITH

Brilliant to work with and will be working with them in the future!

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FAQ

How Much Does Character Design Cost?
2D Character design services prices can range from $300 to $1000 (€280 – €950) or more. 3D Character design services can cost from $500 to $5000 (€480 – €4.8K) or more.The cost of character designing can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including art style, number and complexity of characters, technical specifications, required accessories, number of poses & clothes, and time.You can contact us right now to receive a price estimation of your character design today.
Designing a character usually takes about 2 days for a simple 2D character and 3 to 4 weeks for complex 3D characters. Multiple factors can affect this time span, such as being 2D or 3D, the number of poses & clothes, accessories, art style, the number and complexity of characters, quality, budget, etc.You can contact us right now to get a time estimation for your project today.
Our character design process involves identifying your unique needs to have a deep understanding of your project, sketching, creating more detailed sketches, selecting the best color key and color composition, and developing detailed concept art to guide the style. Then, we start with model sheets, create detailed 3D models of characters, apply 3D textures, rig them for animation, add lighting, and render them.

There are 4 logical reasons for you to consider outsourcing character design:

  • Saving Money and Time: Character development requires experienced designers and artists across many roles like concept artists, modelers, art directors, art leads, etc., and hiring them in-house has challenges. Character design companies house all the expertise necessary to bring a client’s vision to life efficiently, speedily, and cost-effectively.
  • Creativity: Have you ever considered that you can outsource creativity, too? Apple partnered with Hovey-Kelley for creative ideas when inventing the mouse. A character design studio thrives on imagination and creativity.
  • Quality: Practice makes perfect. Character design outsourcing companies produce countless character art, constantly honing skills and staying current on gaming industry trends and tools. Their experience enables high-quality character design services delivery without wasted time or budget.
  • Scalability: Expanding the character creation scale requires growing your team. That’s challenging in-house but not for a character design outsourcing partner with access to more character artists. A character design agency maintains larger talent pools and connections to scale up readily.

There are 4 criteria for picking the best character design studio for your projects:

  • Portfolio: A character design studio’s expertise is showcased via its breathtaking art portfolio, and nothing tells better what they are capable of than its past works.
  • Reviews: Read their reviews online and see what their past clients think of them. The most honest on-hand thing you can find in the best character design companies is their online reviews.
  • Communication: First impressions matter – especially when it comes to communication. If they’re slow to respond or just plain rude from the get-go, imagine how it’ll be once they have your money! Trust your gut and work with people who make you feel good.
  • Time and Budget Compatibility: After all, you might find the best character design companies in the world, but your time schedule and/or money budget do not meet their demands. Find a character development outsourcing partner that meets all the previous characteristics as well as your budget and schedule.

In creating characters, 5 critical points should be taken into account:

  1. Shape Language Technique: Understanding different shapes can help to choose a recognizable shape that reads clearly from any angle. Simple yet thoughtful shape choices result in bold, communicative, and memorable characters.
  2. Color Definition in Art: The color goes beyond just pigment to have profound effects and make the character visually appealing, set the mood, improve clarity, and dramatically impact a character’s look.
  3. Anatomy: Anatomical awareness, like proportions, poses & motions, and realism, allows for more intentional design choices. It brings greater purpose and visual legacy to character design.
  4. Art Style: A unique character art style is a powerful tool to increase immersion and differentiation. Leveraging stylistic elements helps craft characters who feel uniquely suited to their world, story, and target audiences.

Yes, Pixune Studios is also a character animation studio providing various 3D and 2D character animations, whether for games or animations. You can check our character animation services page to see our magic.

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