Added by on 2015-08-06

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

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Art Director – World of Warcraft

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:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=14000C1
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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
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:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=14000PU
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FX Artist – World of Warcraft

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

To Apply

Please be sure to click through and apply directly on our site

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=150002R
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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:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=14000GH
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