Added by on 2016-01-14

Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Associate FX Artist

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Associate FX Artist


Irvine – California , United States

Arcane explosion and ancient healing! Claw and cleave! Bane of doom! The Hearthstone team is looking for an associate real-time effects (FX) artist to create evocative visual effects in the fun and whimsical style that is synonymous with Hearthstone. You will develop real time effects from concept to implementation and work to maintain a consistent aesthetic across all of the effects in the game. Lead the creation of the 2.5 dimensional animations for our “Golden Cards” that make them into the truly valuable collectibles they are. The ideal candidate has a firm grasp of color, texture, shape, and timing as relates to FX and demonstrates an ability to sketch and story board to convey design ideas.


Experience with creating consistently charming, eye-catching, 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
Self-motivation, excellent communications skills, and able to work within a team
Positive attitude and able to receive and provide objective feedback
Passion for creating charming and lighthearted imagery synonymous with Hearthstone
A passion for games


Experience creating real-time, in-game VFX for a variety of platforms from desktop to mobile
Familiar with the Unity game engine
Previous game production experience


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.

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