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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting 3D Character Artist, FX Artist & Art Director

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3D Character Artist

HEROES OF THE STORM
Irvine – California , United States

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled 3D artist to work on our Heroes of the Storm and StarCraft II universes. The ideal candidate has extensive experience designing, modeling, and texturing a diverse visual range of in-game, real-time characters. This person has a solid grasp of form, color, and lighting for both 2D and 3D art assets to help bring our amazing Blizzard Entertainment universes to life. The 3D artist must also have a skill in another art task as well (illustration, modeling, texturing, animation, or concept drawing).

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in game development modeling and texturing 3D assets using 3DS Max and Photoshop (or equivalent 3D and 2D programs)
An exceptional understanding of form, shape, structure, and silhouette in regard to modeling
Superior eye for light, shade, color, and detail in creating texture maps of different material types
Understanding of Blizzard Entertainment’s visual style, and a passion to push it to the next level
Self-motivation, good communications skills, and a great team-player attitude
A passion for video games

PLUSES

Have shipped AAA PC or console titles as a 3D environment artist
Experience with Mudbox, ZBrush, (or equivalent modeling programs) and the process of converting high-poly sculpted environments into lower poly game assets
Experience with the creation of next-gen shaders, and materials
Strong foundation in the traditional arts including, but not limited to figure drawing and environmental, and / or architectural illustration

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume

Cover Letter which should include:

Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
What games you are currently playing
**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Apply here:- http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/careers/posting.html?id=15000EU
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FX Artist

HEARTHSTONE
Irvine – California , United States

The Hearthstone team is looking for a visual effects (VFX) production artist. The focus for this position will be working closely with the art director and designers to bring the team’s artistic vision to life. Responsibilities include creating evocative visual effects in the fun / whimsical style that is synonymous with Hearthstone, developing these same effects from concept to implementation, and working to maintain a consistent aesthetic across all of the effects in the game. The ideal candidate has a firm grasp of color, animation, storyboard, visual design, and able to convey all of these in their visual effects.

REQUIREMENTS

Experience with creating consistently charming, eye-catching, real-time effects (FX) using Photoshop, Maya, and in-game FX systems
Skilled in developing effects that work across a wide range of system configurations (looks great on the newest graphics chips but still holds up on a variety of mobile devices)
Superior eye for lighting, value, color, details, and the ability to use them in creating beautiful visual effects that support gameplay
Experience creating real-time, in-game VFX for a variety of platforms from desktop to mobile
Self-motivation, excellent communications skills, and able to work within a team
Positive attitude and able to receive and provide objective feedback
A passion for games

PLUSES

Familiar with the Unity game engine
Passion for creating charming and lighthearted imagery synonymous with Hearthstone
Previous game production experience

SUBMISSION/PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

Cover Letter is required

Portfolio, and / or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required
Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album).
Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Apply here:- http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/careers/posting.html?id=1500026
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Art Director

DIABLO
Irvine – California , United States

Blizzard Entertainment, the developer of the most epic games in the world, is seeking an exceptionally skilled and passionate art director to help develop Blizzard’s next hit game!
Work alongside a team of the best artists, engineers and designers on the planet and enjoy the support of a company whose culture is centered on collaborative game development.
The ideal candidate possesses inspiring artistic vision, outstanding communications skills, strong leadership experience, and a proven track record of shipping AAA products in an art director role. Experience modeling and texturing assets for a diverse visual range of environments and a solid grasp of form, color, and light for both 2D and 3D art assets are also essential.
You must be experienced at mentoring teams, able to work well in an environment of artists who are passionate about making great games, skilled in one or more areas of art creation (illustration, modeling, texturing, animation, or concept art), and well-versed in related tools (Maya, Photoshop, etc.).

RESPONSIBILITIES

Own, articulate, and evangelize visual direction.
Lead, inspire, and mentor artists and art leads.
Direct multiple art disciplines to achieve incredible results.
Create concept paintings, models, textures, and other benchmark assets that inspire others.
Work closely with game design to ensure art supports a gameplay-first player experience.
Foster and maintain effective relationships inside and outside the art department.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 10 years’ experience in crafting video game art
A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a lead artist or art director
Incredible communications and interpersonal skills
Able to manage a large art staff of varying skills and specialties
Strong illustration and / or concept art skills
Demonstrated proficiency with popular 2D and 3D applications, such as Maya, 3DS Max, Adobe Photoshop, Painter, etc.
Solid knowledge of current and next-gen art techniques as well as fundamental art principles
Able to motivate artists and collaborate well with other developers in a team environment

PLUSES

A passion for games with a deep understanding of the Diablo franchise

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume

Cover Letter which should include:

Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
What games you are currently playing
**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered.

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Apply here:- http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/careers/posting.html?id=15000KB
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