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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting 3D Character Animator, Associate Game Designer, Associate Producer, Concept / Visual Development Artist & Environment Artist

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3D Character Animator

WORLD OF WARCRAFT

Office: Irvine, California, United States

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled 3D character animator to work on the award winning World of Warcraft. 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 and inverse kinematics, and other facets of both 2D and 3D animation is essential. The animator must be well-versed in related tools — 3DS Max, Maya, etc. The ideal candidate works well in an environment of peers who are passionate about making great games.

Requirements

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in game development animating characters using 3DS Max or Maya (or equivalent 3D program)
Exceptional skills in animating the human bipedal figure as well as other organic forms
Self-driven, good communicator and a great team-player
A passion for video games, especially Blizzard Entertainment products

Pluses

Shipped AAA PC or console titles as a senior character animator
Outstanding 2D animation skills
Experience in FX and particle animation
A passion for developing and playing online games
Understanding of the visual style of World of Warcraft and a passion to push it to the next level
Skills in one or more of the related character creation tasks — illustration, modeling, texturing, or rigging

Submission / Portfolio requirements

Resume required
Cover letter required
Portfolio and/or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required
Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album)

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=1400056
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Associate Game Designer

HEARTHSTONE

Office: Irvine, California, United States

Hearthstone is looking for an associate game designer to specialize in making the cards balanced and fun to play. The ideal candidate has experience in either attaining Legendary status in Hearthstone or has attained top 8 in a pro tour for Magic the Gathering. The ideal candidate loves playing games and can articulate well why a game design decision is a good or bad.

Requirements

Legendary status in Hearthstone
Self-driven and a great team-player
Analytical mindset
Good communications skills, both verbal and written
A passion for video games, especially Blizzard Entertainment products
A passion for playing collectible card games

Pluses

Experience designing or developing games
Experience designing cards for existing collectible card games

Required Application Materials

Resume required
Cover letter required
List of Hearthstone ranks in each season
**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=140008U
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Associate Producer

CINEMATICS

Office: Irvine, California, United States

The Cinematic associate producer staff role will be tasked in a wide-range of duties that may include working on projects, within a specific department or on special projects. This position will support project producers, CG supervisors and production department managers (PDM) by facilitating communication and information sharing between artists, supervisors, departments, and the rest of the show management team.

Responsibilities

Support the project producer, CG supervisor, and / or PDM with production priorities, delivery targets, and task deadlines necessary to keep the show on track.
Has thorough knowledge of all shots in progress and communicates updates from the production management team to the leads and PDMs.
Track the publishing of assets through the cinematic pipeline and works with the PDMs to understand the status of assets within their departments.
Oversee and as needed, prepare submissions for dailies and reviews.
Organize and schedule meetings related to the project, including arranging OT meals if necessary.
Take detailed notes during meetings and dailies and ensure timely delivery of notes via Shotgun or email to the crew and show management.
Act as a conduit for day-to-day information between show management and crew as needed or directed.
Input shot and asset information into Shotgun as needed, including element breakdowns, asset / shot descriptions, and status / delivery updates.
Help maintain confluence / wiki pages for the show.
Assist in the scheduling of projects as requested by the project producer.
Take and distribute department notes from review sessions.
Assist the PDMs in all aspects of their department responsibilities.

Requirements

Excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience with production tracking / database software and industry best practice standards
Understand production schedules, timelines, and bids
Able to effectively communicate with artistic and technical personnel, as well as show management and upper management
Self-motivated and able to take the initiative as the need arises
Approachable, relaxed, and friendly demeanor
Able to interact and contribute as part of a team
Builds strong team relationships with PDMs, supervisors, directors, and project producers
Excellent problem solving skills
Able to plan ahead, think outside the box, identify issues / roadblocks, and develop plans to prevent or minimize their impact on production

Pluses

Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
Love of movies, especially animation
Love of Blizzard games

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=140007N
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Concept / Visual Development Artist (Environment)

WORLD OF WARCRAFT

Office: Irvine, California, United States

The concept artist has to have a playful imagination coupled with a high degree of artistic skill. They’ll be expected to take a seed of an idea and flush out all aspects of the design. This may include a small prop, to a full culture kit all the way to a mood painting that defines the emotional intent of an environment. The role requires a strong sense of caricature, design, color theory, human anatomy, architecture and the ability to push the Wow style.

Requirements

A minimum of 5 years’ experience creating concept artwork for animation, film, or videogames
Able to explore a wide variety of ideas that push the Wow style
Able to produce final illustration quality production paintings
Collaborate closely with the art director to keep a consistent vision
Work with a variety of people including those who are not versed in art
A thorough understanding of 2D paint packages

Portfolio Requirements

Environment designs that explore a wide range of styles and explore specific moods
Paintings that demonstrate a wide range of techniques from classical to stylized that shows a deep understanding of composition, color theory, and story telling
Individual prop and building designs including developmental sketches
Life drawing and plainer paintings is a plus
Only digital applications will be accepted such as a website, blog or online album. Physical media will not be accepted
An art test might be required if the work presented doesn’t adequately demonstrate an ability to match the WoW art style

Pluses

A degree or formal art education in illustration, traditional painting or visual development
Understanding of the visual style of World of Warcraft
Extensively played World of Warcraft

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=14000ER
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Environment Artist

WORLD OF WARCRAFT

Office: Irvine, California, United States

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled environment artist to work on the award winning game, World of Warcraft. The ideal candidate has experience modeling and texturing assets for a diverse visual range of environments. A solid grasp of form, color, and light for both 2D and 3D art assets is essential. The environment artist must have skill in another art task as well — illustration, modeling, texturing, animation, concept drawing — and be well-versed in related tools –3DS Max, Photoshop, etc. The ideal candidate works well in an environment of peers who are passionate about making great games.

Requirements

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in game development modeling and texturing environments using 3DS Max and Photoshop (or equivalent 3D and 2D programs)
Superior eye for light, shade, color and detail in creating texture maps
An exceptional understanding of form, shape, structure, and silhouette in regard to modeling
Self-driven, good communicator and a great team-player
A passion for video games
Skill in one or more of the related creation tasks – illustration, modeling, texturing, animation, concept drawing
Able to work full-time in the Irvine area

Pluses

Have shipped AAA PC or console titles as an associate environment artist
Strong foundation in the traditional arts, including but not limited to figure drawing, and / or environmental and/or architectural illustration
A passion for developing online video games
Understanding of the visual style of World of Warcraft and a passion to push it to the next level

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=1400080
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