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Character Design Services

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

Pixune's Character Design Services

6ix9ine NFT Character Design
NFT Character Design

In today’s competitive web3 world, having well-designed NFTs is not enough. The best NFT characters, like Bored Ape Yacht Club and Doodles, are designed with unexpected flourishes, exaggerated features, bold personalities, distinct accessories, and comic relief. Our NFT art studio will create marketable NFT character designs in any style, impossible to ignore or forget, and unique amidst a sea of competitors. We create generate-ready NFT characters and traits. 

What we do is create a vertical slice to generate your NFT collection. First, our NFT artists create several sketches for the base character and different traits so you can choose the ones you like. Then, the chosen sketches will be painted in your required art style. After all, the combination of your base character and selected traits will be your NFTs.

Pixune's Character Design Portfolio

Our character design portfolio demonstrates our ability to bring creative visions to life.
3D character modeling - game character design - stylized character design - 3D farmer character
3D Character Design
3D character modeling - game character design - stylized character design - 3D character with two swords
3D Character Design
3D character modeling - minimal character design - 3D mascot character design - the mascot character with 3 poses
3D Character Design
game character design - stylized character design - 2D game character design in 4 levels
2D Character Design
2D realistic character design in 3 poses - game character design
2D Character Design
game character design - stylized character design - Aladdin 2D character design in 3 versions
2D Character Design

Kind Words from Our Clients

Paul Saada
Paul Saada
Growth Marketing Manager
Homa Games


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.

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


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.

Amit Seyani
Amit Seyani
E-commerce Associate


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.

Naip Unal
Naip Ünal
MSc, Product Manager
No Surrender


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.

Grace Briggs
Grace Briggs
Creative Director & Senior Producer


Pixune Studios went above and beyond to ensure that the 3D animation required for my project was completed by the deadline and within the budget that was allotted. I truly appreciated their hard work and dedication to their clients– often working very late into their evening so that every detail and point of feedback was addressed in time. The quality of animation was impeccable, and I can definitely say that I trust their expertise when it comes to 3D work. They made sure to provide consistent communication and provide updates along the way, which made it much easier to trust them and their process. I highly recommend Pixune Studios to anyone looking for 3D design support!

Jared Byrne
Jared Byrne
Production Manager
GO2 Productions


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!

Rafeh Bim
Rafeh Bim
Product Manager


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.

Robert Apostolatos
Robert Apostolatos
Eveta Music Entertainment LLC


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.

Malky Herman
Malky Herman
CEO & Founder


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!

Jean Dumont
Jean Dumont
Product Manager


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.

Gabriel Dumitru
Gabriel Dumitru
Product Manager
Playful Tap


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.

Yash Jain
Yash Jain


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


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.

Oded Menahem
Oded Menahem
Game Story


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
Lajeune And Associates, LLC


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'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!

Luke Dunning
Luke Dunning
Creative Director


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

Krada Nelson
Krada Nelson
Project manager
Mashfiq Chowhdury Karda Studio Corp


Pixune got the project right from the start. We had a somewhat unique art style that needed consideration to be both cartoony and low poly. They were great at interpreting the brief and adding their own style and ideas which really helped. Throughout the rest of the concepts and 3D models & animation steps, nothing was a problem, they asked good questions and were happy to jump on a video call for updates at any time. We will be using them in the future!

Let’s Make Something Awesome!
Just look at the track record! You’re in good hands.

Our Technical Capabilities

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator



Why Our Character Design Studio?

With a collaborative approach that values client input at every stage, we ensure our character designs encapsulate your unique vision while exceeding the loftiest of expectations.
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.

Our Clients

Trusted by industry leaders across diverse sectors.


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.

We provide game art services in the USA, UK, Canada, the Middle East, etc. We understand the importance of seamless collaboration across borders and time zones. Most of our clients are from the USA and here is how we ensure efficient collaboration despite time zones and languages:

  • A dedicated account manager will be assigned to your project, available during flexible hours, including weekends, to facilitate seamless communication and act as an interpreter if needed.
  • All our key team members, including the project manager and those you’ll communicate with, are proficient in English for efficient collaboration.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Here are 4 key managing tips for rushed projects:

  1. Build in a buffer time (plan for 5 weeks if your target timeline is 6 weeks) for contingencies, iterations, and reviews. Buffer time acts as a protection against any errors or issues related to the project force majeure. This way, circumstances that might not go as planned are taken into account.
  2. Build in a buffer budget due to the need for additional resources, overtime hours working, revisions, and changes. While some changes might seem minor, they can accumulate, leading to significant increases in both costs and time.
  3. Consider reevaluating some aspects and changing your project scope and overview by reducing the complexity and number of assets. For example, there is no need to design several unique characters for a crowd at a wide angle; you can have a few and use them in many variations.
  4. Implement Modular Asset Design: Design modular and reusable assets that can be combined or repurposed across multiple environments or levels. This approach minimizes the need for creating unique assets from scratch and promotes efficient asset reuse.

Here are 7 strategies to help you benefit the most from a character design partnership:

  1. Provide a Clear Brief: Start by providing a detailed brief that outlines your project’s goals, target audience, style preferences, and any specific requirements or references. This clarity upfront sets the right expectations and success.
  2. Exact Planning/Milestone Request: Request a detailed production schedule that breaks down the key milestones and deliverables from the studio. This transparency allows you to track progress and ensure timely completion.
  3. Stand on Your Values While Trusting the Studio: Establish parameters based on your unique values or objectives. While maintaining oversight, be open to the studio’s creative suggestions in both technical and artistic aspects. Our experience shows that 93% of our clients who trust us tend to achieve better results.
  4. Request Regular Updates: Ask for daily or weekly progress updates depending on the project’s complexity. This frequent communication ensures alignment and allows for timely course corrections.
  5. Have a Comprehensive Contract: Establish a detailed contract that covers timelines, deliverables, payment terms, delay penalties (if applicable), and any other crucial terms.
  6. Document Everything: Maintain all communication records, including chat logs and meeting notes. This documentation serves as a reference and helps mitigate potential disputes.
  7. Foster a Safe Environment: Encourage an open and collaborative atmosphere where the character studio studio can freely express creative ideas without fear of blame for mistakes.

Here are 3 common challenges and risks in character design workflow and strategies to address them:

  • Challenge: Project Delays and Unexpected Disruptions
  • Solution: Comprehensive upfront planning, minimizing excessive revisions/edits, maintaining open communication, and building some buffer time (10%-20%) into the timeline for unexpected issues and contingencies like artist illness, emergencies, etc.
  • Challenge: Misunderstandings
  • Solution: Extremely clear and detailed brief, over-communicate priorities, ask the studio to explain their understanding back to you (do not just seek confirmation of your explanation), and emphasize crucial requirements repeatedly.
  • Challenge: Budget Overruns
  • Solution: Pursue a fixed-price contract rather than hourly, conduct detailed scoping in brief, set clearly defined budget limits and contractual provisions, and build in contingency buffers for possible risks.

Here’s what you can expect from our character design studio:

  1. Regular Updates: We’ll provide you with regular updates on the progress for your feedback.
  2. Revision Process: We understand revisions are often part of the creative process. We offer a structured revision process to ensure your feedback is incorporated effectively.
  3. Open Door Policy: We have an open-door policy, so you’re welcome to ask questions or discuss any concerns you may have at any time.
  4. Educational Resources: We can provide you with educational resources to help you better understand the character design process and the creative decisions involved.
  5. Multiple Format Delivery: We deliver your final character design in various formats suitable for various platforms and uses.
  6. After-Service Support: Our support extends beyond delivery. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have for future projects.

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