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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Lead Concept Artist, Associate Producer, Video & Art Director

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Lead Concept Artist

WORLD OF WARCRAFT
Irvine – California , United States

The lead concept artist must have a rich imagination coupled with a high degree of artistic skill. Their core responsibility is to lead a team of concept artists to create project defining artwork that expands on World of Warcraft’s (WoW) art style. This may include anything from a small prop, a full culture kit to a mood painting that defines the emotional intent of environment. The role requires a strong sense of caricature and design, color theory, mastery of human anatomy, composition, architecture and the ability to define and expand the WoW style. The lead concept artist will report to the senior art director.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create project defining artwork that explores a wide range of styles and explores specific moods.
Collaborate closely with the art director to keep a consistent vision.
Provide team feedback to ensure the concept art department produces concept artwork at the expected quality level.
Actively identifies new areas for team learning and takes advantage of opportunities to develop the team.
Assist Production and other concept artists in coordinating concept tasks.
Partner with art management to ensure team is healthy and strong.
Provide creative feedback to external concept partners.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 10 years’ experience creating concept artwork for animation, film or videogames
A proven ability to visually solve problems in collaboration with the broader game team including other artists, art leads and design leads
Demonstrated ability to generate and iterate on artistic ideas quickly
Fearless ability to explore a wide variety of ideas that push the Wow style
Demonstrated ability to produce final illustration quality production paintings
A thorough understanding of 2D paint packages
Expert understanding of traditional art methodology including light, form, composition, and color theory

PLUSES

Passion for medieval fantasy
Passion for leadership
Extensively played WoW

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Portfolio, and / or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required
Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album)
An art test may be required
Resume
Cover letter
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=14000HD
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Associate Producer, Video

STARCRAFT II
Irvine – California , United States

The StarCraft II and Heroes of the Storm team are looking for a highly organized producer with demonstrated project management skills to help coordinate our video and content pipeline.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Project management and support for videos being created for Heroes of the Storm and StarCraft II
Develop and maintain project schedules and milestones.
Represent StarCraft II and Heroes of the Storm as primary interface for production related questions / issues to other non- StarCraft II and Heroes of the Storm departments as it relates to videos.
Drive cross-departmental syncs to ensure that projects are proceeding on schedule and at the right quality level.
Provide visibility to stakeholders and management on any red flags, risks associated with project lists, priorities, project direction, objectives, and delivery quality.
Facilitate collaboration and communications between stakeholders and impacted teams.

REQUIREMENTS

Experience facilitating teams and delivering products on time
Passion for video games
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative
Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
Knowledge of video creation process and project management

PLUSES

Knowledge of real-time strategy (RTS) and Team Brawler style games
Completed the Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm campaigns

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover Letter which should include:
Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
What games you are currently playing
**Only submittals 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=14000J8
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Art Director

WORLD OF WARCRAFT
Irvine – California , United States

Reporting to the senior art director, the art director will be their key partner in the execution of World of Warcraft’s (WoW) art. The art director role requires you to ignite others both as a leader and as an artist. As a leader you will be a motivational catalyst for the art team. As an artist, you will help define the look of new characters, environments, and architecture in the WoW style. In addition to channeling the visual direction of our senior art director to the art team, the role will act as one of the key communications conduits for design and programming.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create concept paintings, models, textures, and other benchmark assets that inspire others.
A proven ability to visually solve problems in collaboration with the broader game team including other artists, art leads, and design leads.
Partner with the senior art director to own and define assigned aspects of the project as directed.
Excellent ability to art direct multiple art disciplines.
Partner with production to ensure schedules and plans meet business and project needs.
Partner with art management to ensure team is healthy and strong.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 10 years’ experience crafting video game art
A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a lead artist or art director
Genuinely enjoys working with others
Takes initiative to solve problems with excellent follow through
Thrives in a collaborative work culture
Experience working with an art director to develop a unique and cohesive visual style
Works closely with game design to ensure art enhances the player experience
Able to explore a wide variety of ideas that push the WoW style

PLUSES

Passion for medieval fantasy
Extensively played WoW

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover letter
Portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills
Only digital artwork submissions such as website, blog or online album will be accepted
An art test may be required if the work presented doesn’t adequately demonstrate a similar style to Wow
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=14000C1
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