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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Creative Director & Senior UI Artist

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Creative Director – Video Production

Description

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented creative director for its video and post production (VPP) Team. VPP provides digital video content for development and support teams, and all Blizzard games. As part of the Forge division of Blizzard, VPP also functions as the post production arm for our epic, award winning Cinematics team. VPP strives to create content at the highest quality to support the outstanding work produced by Blizzard developers.
As part of the VPP team, the creative director will oversee the development of engaging short-form and long-form branded content for Blizzard Entertainment’s game franchises and integrated marketing team. We’re looking for a highly creative well rounded individual who can generate great ideas and follow them through to completion.
This is a dynamic and growing part of our studio as we seek to engage and communicate with our players through new channels.
You must possess strong visual story telling skills and highly developed senses of color, composition and graphic design, as well as a keen understanding of current design and style trends. You must have the ability to inspire and collaborate with a team of producers, creative editors, graphic artists and clients in the development of content that is engaging, entertaining, on message, and on brand. Extensive brand and broadcast experience that includes fortune 500 companies is a plus.

Responsibilities

Work strategically with VPP’s director and Forge creative leadership to ensure work is delivered with the highest levels of creativity and production value, and that it meets or exceeds industry standards.
Act as creative lead for all projects, partnering with clients, producers, film crews, editors, graphic artists, and sound designers to achieve the finished product.
Provide creative target for all team members on a project.
Work with clients to develop strategies and generate new ideas around these strategies.
Develop and pitch creative concepts to franchise teams and other departments to proactively fulfill needs for content.
Assist in creative problem solving at the initial request stage, offering creative ways to accomplish the requestor’s needs within their project constraints and budgets.
Write creative briefs, outlines, scripts, and interview questions.
Guide and direct film, video and photo shoots, and conduct filmed interviews.
Guide capturing of gameplay materials.
Work with and guide editors during projects, provide creative direction, and participate in client reviews.
Working with sound, provide creative direction on music development and mixes.
Be a “hands-on” creative director with a full knowledge of Adobe Master Suite.

Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Film, Media, Communications, related field or equivalent work experience
A minimum of 5 years’ professional experience as Creative Director or Associate Creative Director at a game company, advertising agency, or branded content production company
Demonstrated history of high-quality, high-impact video content creation for online audiences
Deep understanding of established and emerging trends in content consumption and audience habits
Exemplary organizational skills and the ability to direct multiple projects under tight deadlines
Excellent communication and presentation skills

Pluses

Gaming industry experience a plus
A passion for video games, movies, graphic novels, fantasy, science fiction, as well as other genres
Professional experience as a Creative Art/Design/Illustrator

Required Application Materials

Cover letter
Resume
Please provide online portfolio that includes amazing designs, extensive broadcast experience, and strategic thinking

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=15000IW
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Senior UI Artist – Starcraft II

Description

Blizzard Entertainment is currently looking for an experienced, creative, and artistically talented senior user interface (UI) artist for Starcraft II. The UI artist will work closely with the Lead UI artist, art director, and designers to conceptualize the visual style, and interactive experience for Starcraft II, and any related projects.

Responsibilities

Create a unique and engaging visual identity that supports and reinforces gameplay.
Apply and maintain a consistent art style throughout the entire project interface.
Create animated prototypes demonstrating UI interaction models.
Collaborate with a team of engineers in the implementation of UI components.
Work collaboratively within a team of developers to create an intuitive UI experience.
Iterate using feedback to drive and polish features to a high quality state.
Make independent creative decisions and work with a team to execute.

Requirements

A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the graphics arts, interaction design, or advertising field
Strong graphic design skills — particular iconography creation, artistic sense, and fluency in Adobe Photoshop
Able to illustrate UI components that are consistent with Blizzard Entertainment’s design philosophy
Strong ability to digitally render and paint all types of materials and surfaces.
Strong understanding of UI, and usability principals
Awareness of current trends in Web, and user interface design
Able to lead and work well with a team in a dynamic, cross-discipline, and iterative setting
Able to understand technical implementations, and limitations
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
A passion for video games, and user interface design

Pluses

Game industry experience designing user interfaces for software titles
Prototyping skills with tools such as Adobe Flash / Microsoft Blend
Wire-framing experience
Traditional 2D sketching and composition skills
Extensive experience playing Blizzard Entertainment games

Required Application Materials

Resume
Cover Letter

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=15000BS
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