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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Graphic Designer, Motion Graphic Artist & Senior 3D Artist

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Graphic Designer

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a passionate and talented graphic designer to join our growing Battle.net development team in Irvine, California. If selected, you will be creating visual design solutions for key Blizzard web projects like the World of Warcraft website, web support tools, and social features like character profiles, news feeds, and forums.
Graphic designers within the Battle.net team define the creative experience of Blizzard websites and mobile applications, and closely collaborate with our UX, engineering, and production teams to help inform the strategy, goals, and requirements of projects. Designers blend their inspiration, creativity and experience to research findings and analytics data, to deliver experiences that are not only visually outstanding, but also simple, fun to use, and centered on the needs of our users.
The position is a perfect fit for candidates who are self-motivated, excited about working in a fast and agile environment, and passionate about opportunities to join a new and growing design team. As our ideal candidate, you are an accomplished designer who can successfully combine your own design style with the visual aesthetics of Blizzard Entertainment’s games, to create stunning graphical layouts and user interfaces used by millions of players worldwide.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create cutting-edge visual designs, from concept to execution, across multiple platforms and form factors: web, desktop applications, in-game clients, mobile devices.
Use and contribute to style guides and reference documentation to support a coherent visual experience across projects.
Seek input and feedback from teammates and stakeholders across the company to help define creative design solutions, and present these back to the team.
End-to-end ownership: Drive creative projects from inception, through development, implementation, QA, launch, and ongoing support.
Stay in sync with the Irvine design team to ensure design quality and consistency across all Battle.net products.
Work closely with our user experience team to implement upfront research, user testing, and analytics feedback into your designs.
Available for travel opportunities between Austin and Irvine.

REQUIREMENTS

Exceptional design, artistic, typographic, layout, and compositing abilities that you are eager to unleash upon Blizzard web products
Proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Photoshop and Illustrator)
Able and eager to collaborate in large multidisciplinary teams
Understanding of the technical foundations upon which websites are built (HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc.)
Clear and concise communication style enabling you to explain the thought process behind your visual design solutions, and rally people around your stated design goals
Attention to detail and solid organization
Open-minded, friendly, and positive attitude
Passionate about gaming and gaming culture

PLUSES

Experience working with Agile development methodologies
Experience with responsive web projects for multiple form factors and devices
Past experience collaborating with dedicated user experience and research teams
Web design experience on large-scale gaming industry websites

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Cover Letter telling us why you are interested in working at Blizzard and specifically Battle.net

Resume
Portfolio (live URL or PDF attachments only please)
**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=14000GC
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Motion Graphic Artist

The video and post-production team within the Cinematics department is focused on creating industry-leading video content to support all of Blizzard’s titles and is looking for a motion graphics artist to be dedicated to Heroes of the Storm and Starcraft II. This person must have strong title design and After Effects experience, outstanding communication skills, and be highly organized. He / She must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple projects with tight deadlines, while acting as a calming influence to help the team stay on target.
This person will be responsible for using existing art assets to create inspired motion effects, simple animations, transition effects, and animated lower-thirds and logo bumpers. This person will be working closely with a small team; a video editor, a producer, and capture artists to develop and execute a high volume of exciting new content. This person may also be providing on-air graphics content for live web broadcasts and live-to-tape web shows, working with our live broadcast team to raise the industry quality bar.
He / she must be able to operate with varying degrees of supervision, taking ownership when needed while remaining flexible to collaboration and iteration. They must also be able to organize and optimize comps to streamline render times, generate necessary types of footage for editorial, interpret and execute notes with minimal follow up, all while maintaining strong communication with the rest of the larger video and post-production team.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 5 years’ professional motion graphics experience in a film, animation, television, or videogame cinematics environment
Mastery of Adobe After Effects, as well as other Adobe Creative Suite software and applicable plug-ins
Excellent sense of timing and camera composition
Critical eye for color, art, and animation
Able to iterate quickly and openly
Knowledge of current industry-standard post-production workflows and organization
Able to learn quickly and adapt to new technologies and different work methodologies
Highly self-motivated with excellent communication skills
Able to work well under tight deadlines and quick project turnover
Able to work closely with multiple directors, producers, editors and other team members
Able to troubleshoot and solve problems independently

PLUSES

Knowledge of and passion for Blizzard’s game worlds and the stories told within them
Knowledge of professional 3D packages such as Maya or 3D Max
Knowledge of additional compositing software packages such as Nuke
Experience with Color Correction software packages and color standards
Able to draw rough storyboards

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover Letter which should include:
Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
What games you are currently playing
**Only Resumes with Cover Letters 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=14000BJ
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Senior 3D Artist (Temp)

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a well-rounded, highly adaptable contract senior 3D artist to work with its in-game cinematics team. The senior artist must have the skills to work with very little supervision, is able to make solid decisions with regards to asset creation, and document processes in an efficient and easily understood format. This person will be responsible for maintaining a superior eye with regards to shading, color, as well as, the level of detail on any given asset, does not over or under model an asset, and is able to make decisions that do not break the pipeline or create unnecessary work for other departments. Additionally, this individual is able to lead or direct junior artists in the creation of larger team based assets. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and continuously seeks to improve their skills and abilities with regards to 3D asset creation.

REQUIREMENTS

Very knowledgeable in the creation of real time asset creation
Able to sculpt hero characters, especially females and very complicated characters
Able to handle advanced tasks and complete tasks with little to no supervision
Able to sculpt very complex sets
Able to easily break down a model to construct it in the most efficient way possible
Excellent communication and problem solving skills
Able to filter and evaluate criticism on a professional level
Works well with the team dynamic
Behaves in a professional manor with regards to their interactions with other department employees

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=13000FX
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