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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Associate Graphic Designer & Technical Artist

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Associate Graphic Designer

Description

Blizzard Entertainment has a distinctive art style, one that extends beyond our games and into our communities. We are looking for a talented and well-rounded associate graphic designer to support our community development efforts for Heroes of the Storm. The ideal candidate can leverage the Heroes art style to create a wide range of art on multiple mediums, including but not limited to web graphics, social media, photography, and videos.
This designer must be versatile in working with and manipulating already-created art assets into polished, usable formats across the same wide range of mediums. Additionally, this designer must be flexible and enjoy working on a variety of different projects while being able to manage multiple overlapping deadlines. Prior experience with high quality media requirements for popular social media platforms is a huge plus!

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create web content for Heroes websites, social media, and other external communications.
Create video assets for broadcast and streaming.
Manipulate image composition, and perform basic paint overs when necessary.
Maintain knowledge of digital media requirements for social platforms.
Navigate game clients and editors to set up and capture print-quality screenshots for each of Blizzard’s IPs.
Provide key assets to regional teams and ensure localization is feasible.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 2 years’ professional experience as an artist
Understanding of the art styles of Blizzard Entertainment’s IPs
High levels of creativity, and demonstrated ability to generate innovative concepts, designs, and ideas
Exceptional eye for composition, contrast, and color
Extensive knowledge of social media platforms, associated media requirements, and best practices
Advanced knowledge of Adobe Master Suite
Advanced knowledge of video editing with After Effects and Adobe Premiere (or equivalent package)
Understanding of web technology trends
Familiar with browser compatibility nuances
Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced, high-volume environment with frequent priority shifts
Strong customer service skills and a professional attitude
Able to work well in a collaborative team environment, and within an iterative design process
Able to work late shifts, weekends, and holidays

PLUSES

Knowledge and passion for Blizzard Entertainment games
Experience with the game industry
Traditional art skills experience
Passion for video games, movies, graphic novels, science fiction, and other elements of pop culture
Active usage and awareness of current Web 2.0 trends
Experience with digital photography, and / or machinima
Experience with game level editors, such as, the StarCraft II editor
Strong knowledge of Java, Python, C++, or other programming languages
Passion for video games, movies, graphic novels, science fiction, and other elements of pop culture
Traditional art skills

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover Letter which should include:
Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
What games you currently play
Portfolio of creative work

TO APPLY:

Please be sure to click through and apply directly via our website

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=16000B9
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Technical Artist – Rigging

Description

Murlocks and naga and dragonkin, oh my! Elementals and mechs and demons! The critters, creatures, and characters that inhabit the World of Warcraft are a diverse lot. All that walking, running, flying, slithering, and swimming requires rigs ready for action.
We’re looking for a top-notch technical artist to join the World of Warcraft team as they craft new adventures for the denizens of Azeroth. You must have experience creating rigs for a diverse visual range of characters, creatures, and props. You must also be skilled in creating tools using MEL or MaxScript and be well-versed in art content pipelines.
You’re collaborative and understand how to work closely with character artists and animators to create memorable characters and great performances. The ideal technical artist is at their best in an environment of peers who are passionate about making great games.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 3 years’ technical artist, technical animation, or character TD experience in game development or CG animation production
Rigging experience and well-versed in the process of character creation and animation techniques
Advanced Maya and 3ds Max knowledge
Experience with tools creation to facilitate artistic production
Scripting experience including MEL and Maxscript
Able to communicate effectively with animators and character artists
A desire to improve art content pipelines and help others create awesome art
Strong technical background
Detail oriented and efficient

PLUSES

Previously shipped one or more AAA PC or console titles as a technical artist or technical animator
Strong foundation in arts, including animation and kinetics
Understanding of the visual style of World of Warcraft and a passion to push it to the next level

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover Letter which should include:
Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
What games you are currently playing
Demo reel and / or portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic and technical skills
Only online submissions (website, blog, online album, etc.) will be accepted

TO APPLY:

Please be sure to click through and apply directly via our website

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=16000MK
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