Technical Artists help Artists and Designers get their content into the game with the least pain possible, and help Engineers and Artists communicate fluidly.
Technical Artists must know what a healthy art pipeline "looks like" and must help make sure that content creators have the tools & support necessary to do their jobs.
Technical Art Skills
There are many roles in Technical Art. The skills of Technical Artists vary widely from studio to studio; they often specialize in a particular subset. The most common task is writing tools for the artists in their teams.
- Technical Artist job description at your company Tech-Artists.Org forum thread
- Technical Artist Guidelines - by Eric Chadwick and Ryan McClure
- Tech Artist - What are you working on Polycount forum thread