Added by on 2015-03-19

Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting FX Artist, 3D Artist, Art Director, Senior 3D Character Artist, Concept Artist, Environment Artist & Animator

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FX Artist – Hearthstone

Description

The Hearthstone team is looking for a visual effects (VFX) production artist. The focus for this position will be working closely with the art director and designers to bring the team’s artistic vision to life. Responsibilities include creating evocative visual effects in the fun / whimsical style that is synonymous with Hearthstone, developing these same effects from concept to implementation, and working to maintain a consistent aesthetic across all of the effects in the game. The ideal candidate has a firm grasp of color, animation, storyboard, visual design, and able to convey all of these in their visual effects.

REQUIREMENTS

Experience with creating consistently charming, eye-catching, real-time effects (FX) using Photoshop, Maya, and in-game FX systems
Skilled in developing effects that work across a wide range of system configurations (looks great on the newest graphics chips but still holds up on a variety of mobile devices)
Superior eye for lighting, value, color, details, and the ability to use them in creating beautiful visual effects that support gameplay
Experience creating real-time, in-game VFX for a variety of platforms from desktop to mobile
Self-motivation, excellent communications skills, and able to work within a team
Positive attitude and able to receive and provide objective feedback
A passion for games

PLUSES

Familiar with the Unity game engine
Passion for creating charming and lighthearted imagery synonymous with Hearthstone
Previous game production experience

SUBMISSION/PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

Cover Letter is required
Portfolio, and / or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required
Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album).
Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so

TO APPLY

Please be sure to click through and apply directly via our website

Apply here:- talentacquisition@blizzard.com
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3D Artist – Hearthstone

Description

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a 3D production artist to work on their newest title Hearthstone. The focus for this position will be working closely with the 2D artists on the team to bring their vision to life in game. Responsibilities include creating 3D models in the fun / whimsical style that is synonymous with Hearthstone, painting textures for use on in-game assets and working to maintain a consistent aesthetic across all of the assets in the game. The ideal candidate has a firm grasp of composition, color, painting, visual design, and the ability to convey all of these in their 3D models.

REQUIREMENTS

Strong ability to model and texture hard surface / rigid objects within a range of styles (painterly to realistic)
Skilled in developing artwork that works across a wide range of system configurations (looks great on the newest graphics chips but still holds up on a variety of mobile devices)
Exceptional understanding of visual principles including form, shape, composition, design, and how they relate to game development specifically
Superior eye for lighting, value, color, details, and the ability to use them in creating beautiful textures, concept art, and illustrations
Self-motivation, excellent communications skills, and the ability to work within a team
Positive attitude and an ability to receive and provide objective feedback
A passion for games

PLUSES

Strong foundation in the traditional arts including but not limited to painting, sculpture, figure drawing, illustration.
Passion for creating charming and lighthearted imagery
Previous game production experience

SUBMISSION/PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

Cover Letter is required
Portfolio, and / or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required
Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album)
Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so

TO APPLY

Please be sure to click through and apply directly via our website

Apply here:- talentacquisition@blizzard.com
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Art Director – Diablo III

Description

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled art director to work on all things Diablo.
As art director, you will ignite and inspire 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, your vision and direction will help define the look of new characters, environments, and architecture in the Diablo style. In addition to driving and evangelizing a clear visual direction within the art team, you will also ensure close collaboration with design, programming, production and other disciplines.
Our ideal candidate is a proven leader who is cool under pressure, yet possesses a strong vision and passion for all things Diablo, incredible communication skills, excellent artistic ability and a track record of working well with others.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Own, articulate, and evangelize visual direction for all things Diablo.
Lead, inspire, and mentor artists and art leads.
Direct multiple art disciplines to achieve awesome results.
Create concept paintings, models, textures and other benchmark assets that inspire others.
Work closely with game design to ensure art supports a gameplay-first player experience.
Foster and maintain effective relationships inside and outside the art department.
Partner with art management to ensure team is healthy and strong.

REQUIREMENTS

Passion for games with a deep understanding and love of the Diablo franchise
A minimum of 10 years’ experience crafting video game art
A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a lead artist or art director
Extensive experience developing and refining unique visual styles
Solid knowledge of current and next-gen art techniques, as well as, fundamental art principles
Proven ability to visually solve problems in collaboration with other artists and leads of other disciplines
Able to explore a wide variety of ideas that push the Diablo style
Incredible communication and interpersonal skills

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover Letter which should include:
Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
What games you are currently playing

TO APPLY

Please be sure to click through and apply directly via our website

Apply here:- talentacquisition@blizzard.com
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Senior 3D Character Artist – World of Warcraft

Description

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled senior 3D character artist to join the World of Warcraft team. The ideal candidate has experience modeling and texturing a diverse visual range of characters and creatures. A solid grasp of form, structure, color, and light for both 2D and 3D art assets is essential.
The senior artist will work closely with the character art lead to push the art style and quality to the next level. They will offer mentorship and guidance to junior members of the team. The ideal candidate works well in an environment with peers who are passionate about making great games.
The senior character artist must be skilled in additional forms of art production as well — illustration, animation, concept drawing — and be well-versed in related tools –3ds Max, Photoshop, etc.

Requirements

A minimum of 4 years’ experience in game development modeling and texturing characters using 3ds Max and Photoshop (or equivalent 3D and 2D programs)
An exceptional understanding of human and creature anatomy and a keen eye towards form, shape, structure, and silhouette in regards to modeling
Superior eye for light, shade, color and detail in creating texture maps
Self-motivation, good communications skills, and a great team-player attitude
Advanced skill in two or more of the related creation tasks – illustration, modeling, texturing, animation, and concept drawing

Pluses

Have shipped multiple AAA PC or console titles as a 3D character artist
Strong foundation in the traditional arts, including but not limited to figure drawing and illustration
A passion for developing online games
Understanding of the visual style of World of Warcraft and a passion to push it to the next level

Submission/Portfolio requirements

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

To Apply

Please be sure to click through and apply directly via our website

Apply here:- talentacquisition@blizzard.com
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Concept Artist (Environment) – World of Warcraft

Description

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.
This is a staff position at our Irvine, CA studio.

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

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

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

To Apply

Please be sure to click through and apply directly via our website

Apply here:- talentacquisition@blizzard.com
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Environment Artist – World of Warcraft

Description

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

To Apply

Please be sure to click through and apply directly via our website

Apply here:- talentacquisition@blizzard.com
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Animator (Temp) – Cinematics

Description

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented 3D animator to assist our cinematics team in creating the next generation of animated films. The cinematic animator will be skilled at animating characters at a level that lives up to the ever-increasing Blizzard Entertainment standard of quality. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in animation principles, the ability to reinforce the story by creating memorable performances, and have aptitude working in a variety of animation styles.
Blizzard Entertainment offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment.
This is a temporary position at our Irvine, CA studio.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 3 years’ character and / or creature CG animation experience in game development, television, or film industry using Maya or equivalent 3D program
Passion for film, animation and video games
Able to effectively collaborate with other artists, producers, and programmers
Self-motivation, good communications skills, and a great team-player attitude
Assist in supporting and evolving the cinematics team with constructive feedback both technically and artistically

PLUSES

Traditional artistic skills: story boarding, gesture drawing, 2D animation, and composition
Technical skills: rigging, scripting, and understanding of pipeline
Physical skills: acting, martial arts, and choreography
Film making skills: cinematography, pre-visualization, editing, and story writing
Understanding of FX, particles, cloth, and hair as they contribute to a character’s performance

SUBMISSION/PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

Resume
A demo reel demonstrating excellent CG animation skills
Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album)
An animation test may be required

TO APPLY

Please be sure to click through and apply directly via our website

Apply here:- talentacquisition@blizzard.com
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  • Dazac

    if there would be high Quality games in Reality like style and no WoW comic style i’d like to join but well.