Generally wondering a career path for an Environment Artist. The usual age range, from my experience, is people in their 20s/30s. What about the older people? I don't really ever see Environment Artists in their late 40s or 50s. Is it the fact Environment Art as we know it today, is still fairly new so people just aren't old in this field yet?
Me personally, I love building environments and I'd want to do this for the rest of my career. It seems any higher up roles (leads, mainly) don't get to do as much building. Id want to stay in whatever role keeps me making and building things. So, where to go after a Senior role? Do people in their 40s/50s get naturally pushed out? Do people start their own studios? Move to other careers in general?
This has been bothering me lately and I'm trying to figure out a career path for myself and see what my options are. Thanks for the help.