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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting FX Artist, VFX Artist & Storyboard Artist

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FX Artist

STARCRAFT II

Office: Irvine, California, United States

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled 3D FX artist to work on our StarCraft and Heroes of the Storm universes. The ideal 3D FX artist candidate is able to conceptualize and create natural, sci-fi and fantastical effects, all for real-time use. From crazy arcane fireballs to insane plasma beams, this person must be driven to create compelling effects and achieve the awesome quality and flavor Blizzard Entertainment games are known for.

Requirements

Experience developing particle systems and geometry based visual effects
Strong Photoshop skills for creating effect textures for use with particle systems / animated geometry
Self-driven, passionate, creative problem solver, and a great team first attitude
A passion for video games
Understanding of Blizzard Entertainment’s visual style, and the desire to push it to the next level

Pluses

Modeling and texturing experience for props, and / or characters is a big plus
Strong working knowledge of 3ds Max, or equivalent 3D programs
Animation experience
Previously shipped a AAA PC, or console title
Experience with the creation of next-gen shaders, and materials
Experience with MaxScript, or Mel
Required Application Materials

Resume

Demo Reel demonstrating excellent 3D animation skills
Cover Letter
**Only submittals with all three will be considered.

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated companies is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Apply here:-  http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=1400031
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VFX Artist

DIABLO III

Office: Irvine, California, United States

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled VFX Artist to work on all things Diablo. Our ideal candidate has extensive experience working with 3D packages, in-game VFX systems to create a wide range of VFX (fire, smoke, explosions, etc.), as well as a general understanding of good game play communications. Essential skills include a solid grasp of the principles of motion, anticipation, dynamics, follow-through, and other facets of animation. The VFX Artist must also have skill in creating textures and geometry needed for stylized VFX backed by related tools expertise – Photoshop, After Effects, Maya, etc.

The ideal candidate works well in an environment of peers who are passionate about Diablo, making great games, killing demons, and getting loot!

Requirements

Experience creating brilliant, eye catching real-time VFX using Photoshop, Maya, and in-game VFX systems
Strong grasp of visual design principles used to create stylized, compelling VFX
Able to paint VFX textures from scratch and match an established style
High degree of proficiency with 3D graphics, particle systems, physics, ribbons, shaders, etc.
Solid knowledge of rendering engines
Self-motivated, humble, excellent communications skills, and a legendary team-player attitude
A minimum of 4 years’ creating real-time special VFX for video games

Pluses

Previously shipped AAA PC or console titles in an equivalent type role
Scripting experience in Lua, Python, etc.
Experience creating and using real-time shaders
2D or 3D animation experience
Strong passion for developing games
Knowledge and understanding of the Diablo universe
Submission / Portfolio requirements

Resume

Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting FX Artist, VFX Artist & Storyboard Artist

Cover letter

Portfolio of relevant work required
Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album)Willingness to complete art test if required
**Only submittals with all three will be considered.

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated companies is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Apply here:-  http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=1400097
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Storyboard Artist

CINEMATICS

Office: Irvine, California, United States

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented story artist to assist our cinematics team in creating the next generation of our award-winning cinematics! The story artist will not only function as a conventional storyboard artist but additionally will contribute collaboratively to both story and sequence development with the director.

Responsibilities

Receive written and verbal descriptions of a sequence from the Director.
Draw storyboards that depict the action, camera placement, and acting of the characters in that sequence.
Hone, refine, delete, or create dialog where needed.
Present the storyboards to the director and other members of the story team.
Once approved, pass storyboards on to the team.
Create new drawings to fix and change sequences throughout the production process.
Create and pitch alternate story solutions to the director.

Requirements

Able to create story ideas and options to story ideas
Composition and presentation skills
Able to present work in a clear and entertaining way
Entertaining acting ideas
Strong layout and design skills
Strong, communicative draftsmanship
Able to work quickly, when necessary
Able to work collaboratively, create and then change gears
Basic knowledge of film is required, including language, acting, and craft
Basic Photoshop experience recommended, but not required
A degree or equivalent in Computer Graphics, Animation, Film-making, or other related course

Pluses

Knowledge and experience using editing software
Previous experience as a storyboard artist in the game or movie industries

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated companies is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Apply here:-  http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=130006Y
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