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

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Art Director

Description

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

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

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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FX Artist

Description

The World of Warcraft team is looking for an animation centric FX artist. Think well beyond smoke and fire and more along the lines of chain lightning, seeds of corruption or incinerate! There is no telling what you will be tasked with, so an FX artist should be a swift decision maker and have a skull full of great ideas.
Do you have a solid background in the foundations of art such as animation, structure, composition, and color? How about a portfolio crammed full of magical over the top FX?
If so, the World of Warcraft FX team wants to meet you.

Requirements

Experience developing particle systems and geometry based visual effects
A background in animation with a keen eye for punchy timing
Strong Photoshop skills for creating effect textures for use with particles
Self-driven, passionate, creative problem solver, and a great team first attitude
A passion for video games
Understanding of the distinctive Blizzard Entertainment visual style and a passion to push it to the next level

Pluses

Previously shipped AAA PC or console titles in an equivalent type role
Strong working knowledge of 3ds Max, or equivalent 3D programs
Knowledge and understanding of the Warcraft universe

Required Application Materials

Portfolio and /or reel demonstrating relevant FX animation
Only online media will be accepted such as a website, blog, or online album. Physical media will not be accepted.
An art test might be required
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 on our site

Apply here:- talentacquisition@blizzard.com
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Senior 3D Character Artist

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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Illustrator

Description

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled 2D artist to work in The Anvil – Blizzard’s story development and ideation department. This artist will be focused on creating awe-inspiring artwork for all of Blizzard Entertainment’s intellectual properties (IPs). The ideal candidate has extensive experience creating digital illustrations in a variety of different visual styles. A solid grasp of foundational art skills, color theory, human and creature anatomy, design theory and Blizzard Entertainment’s IPs are essential. The artist must have expert command of Photoshop or an equivalent painting program. The perfect candidate works well in an environment of peers who are passionate about creating awesome art, takes constructive criticism very well, and can hit deadlines. Title and salary will be consummate with experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create high profile illustrations for Blizzard’s IPs for a variety of purposes including but not limited to key art, magazine covers, novel covers, marketing and promotional materials.
Occasionally create concept and in-game art for Blizzard’s development teams.
Work with the Anvil producers to complete tasks by the assigned due dates.
Work with the creative development art lead to achieve the necessary final image quality.

REQUIREMENTS

Experience creating digital art in a professional environment
Strong foundational skills including anatomy, color theory, composition, etc.
Understanding of the visual style of Blizzard’s IPs and a passion to push them to the next level
Experience working with art directors on unique and cohesive visuals, with the versatility to work in a variety of styles
Able to understand and incorporate requests for revisions
Self-motivated, good communication skills, and a great team player with a can-do attitude
Out-of-the-box thinking, and creative problem solving abilities
A passion for video games and art

PLUSES

Art college graduate
Use of traditional art mediums
Sculpting experience
Modeling and texturing using 3DS Max, Maya, Z-brush, MudBox, or equivalent program

SUBMISSION/PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

Resume
Cover letter
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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3D Artist

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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Animator (Temp)

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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