Added by on 2015-10-06

Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Motion Graphics Artist & Animator

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Motion Graphics Artist (Temp)

CINEMATICS
Irvine – California , United States

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an experienced, technical and creative motion graphics artist to join the cinematic animation department. This technical artist will be responsible for collaboratively working with the director, art director and designers to realize engaging and innovative content to the artistic vision for current, future and expansion projects.
The ideal candidate believes that design is more than how something looks, but also how it feels and functions.

Multiple positions available.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Work with the art department and creative teams to understand project scope and objectives.
Collaborate with other designers and departments to resolve technical and/or design issues.
Edit various media footage and/or add effects/elements to enhance a motion graphics design.
Research and analyze best design techniques for solutions in the creation of motion graphics.
Follow and maintain best practices for versioning control, naming conventions and organization of graphic files.
Ensure compliance with department deadlines / design standards and company guidelines.
Ensure animated texture maps accurately to the geometry including requesting and checking of the model uvs
Generate low-res preview textures for animation

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 2 years’ production experience working in graphic arts, interactive design, or the advertising field
Create / design and deliver unique animated graphics with the use of tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Maya and Nuke software
An exceptional design sense, a keen eye for detail, and seek to constantly understand every project’s needs
Strong graphic design skills – particularly iconography, artistic sense, with fluency in Adobe Photoshop
Awareness of current trends in web and user interface design
Able to synthesize new information and feedback in order to distill it to the most critical issues, and draw accurate conclusions
Able to work both independently and in a cross-discipline team environment is vital
Able to understand technical implementations and limitations
Excellent documentation and presentation skills
Strong oral and written communication skills

PLUSES

Game industry Experience designing user interfaces
Strong gaming background
Traditional 2D animation and composition skills

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Cover Letter
Resume

A strong portfolio demonstrating experience creating compelling visual design, motion graphics
Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=15000SX
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Animator

STARCRAFT II
Irvine – California , United States

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled 3D character animator to join our StarCraft II team. From insane mechs to gruesome organic creatures, the ideal candidate has experience animating both human and non-humanoid characters. A solid grasp of the principles of body movement, anticipation, overshoot, follow-through, squash and stretch, forward / inverse kinematics, and other facets of both 2D and 3D animation is essential.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in game development using 3ds Max, Maya or an equivalent 3D program
Exceptional skills in animating the human bipedal figure, as well as other organic forms
A thorough understanding of animation pipelines and the processes involved from the conceptual phase to implementation
Able to effectively collaborate with game designers and programmers
Self-motivation, good communications skills, and a great team-player attitude
A passion for video games

PLUSES

Have shipped AAA PC or console titles as a character animator
Skills in one or more of the related character creation tasks — illustration, modeling, texturing, or rigging
Outstanding 2D animation skills
Experience in FX and particle animation
Understanding of Blizzard Entertainment’s visual style and a passion to push it to the next level

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Portfolio and/or demo reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills

Cover Letter which should include:

Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
What games you are currently playing
Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=15000SF
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