The artist designs the art for a game. They create the characters, environments, monsters, and weapons that players fall in love with. Artists can focus on 2D and/or 3D art, using various unique concepts, textures, models and animation that they themselves create.
The job of a game programmer is to create the coding that helps the game run. Programmers are the software engineers in game development, creating the base engine, physics, artificial intelligence, graphics, and sound in a game.