Added by on 2015-10-05

Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Senior User Interface Artist, Art Manager, Concept Artist & Cinematic Animator

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Senior User Interface Artist

Description

Blizzard Entertainment is currently looking for an experienced, creative, and artistically talented senior user interface (UI) artist for Starcraft II. The UI artist will work closely with the Lead UI artist, art director, and designers to conceptualize the visual style, and interactive experience for Starcraft II, Heroes of the Storm, and related projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create a unique and engaging visual identity that supports and reinforces gameplay.
Apply and maintain a consistent art style throughout the entire project interface.
Create animated prototypes demonstrating UI interaction models.
Collaborate with a team of engineers in the implementation of UI components.
Work collaboratively within a team of developers to create an intuitive UI experience.
Iterate using feedback to drive and polish features to a high quality state.
Make independent creative decisions and work with a team to execute.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the graphics arts, interaction design, or advertising field
Strong graphic design skills — particular iconography creation, artistic sense, and fluency in Adobe Photoshop
Able to illustrate UI components that are consistent with Blizzard Entertainment’s design philosophy
Strong ability to digitally render and paint all types of materials and surfaces.
Strong understanding of UI, and usability principals
Awareness of current trends in Web, and user interface design
Able to lead and work well with a team in a dynamic, cross-discipline, and iterative setting
Able to understand technical implementations, and limitations
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
A passion for video games, and user interface design

PLUSES

Game industry experience designing user interfaces for software titles
Prototyping skills with tools such as Adobe Flash / Microsoft Blend
Wire-framing experience
Traditional 2D sketching and composition skills
Extensive experience playing Blizzard Entertainment games

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover Letter
Porfolio
(Please provide URL or PDF file for portfolio

TO APPLY

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

Apply here:- http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/company/careers/posting.html?id=15000QF
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Art Manager

Description

Blizzard Entertainment has an amazing opening for an art department manager to join the StarCraft II team. This role is somewhat of a rare spawn here, and we’re sure you’ll appreciate the opportunity it presents. You’ll need to put your seasoned skillset to good use as you’ll be managing folks across the whole of the art department. Of course, we’d love it if you have a background in art, though it’ll be your thorough understanding of art department dynamics within a game development team that’ll be most critical to your success in this position. Take a look below at the responsibilities to get a better sense of just how encompassing our game dev management roles are. If your experience satisfies the requirements and you’re ready to embrace the challenge of mentoring and growing one of the most talented art departments in the industry, don’t hesitate to drop us a line.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Partner with the art director, art leads, and producers to manage individuals across the entire art department.
Develop paths for artists’ career development and conduct performance reviews for the team.
Create and implement action plans for the art department’s future success, emphasizing training and development.
Administer staffing decisions that help achieve both the short and long term goals of the art team.
Work with production to help create and manage team schedules and insure proper workflow throughout the art department.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 3 years’ management experience in PC, console, or mobile game development
Demonstrated ability to manage a large team of artists in a dynamically changing game production environment
Strong communications and organizational skills
Experience managing a wide range of personnel issues including career development and conflict resolution
Demonstrated ability to interact as part of a team and to contribute to increasing productivity goals and efficiencies
Able to build consensus on overall goals and balance resource allocation based on project goals and
individual ability
Strong organizational skills
Well-developed interpersonal communication skills, diplomacy and tact

PLUSES

Game artist or content creation experience
Expertise with project tracking software and Microsoft Office suite
Passionate gamer with experience playing a wide range of games

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 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://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/company/careers/posting.html?id=15000F8
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Concept Artist (Temp)

Description

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced concept artist to join its development team, The Anvil. The concept artist must be experienced in designing creatures, characters, environments, props and FX Studies for both science fiction and fantasy genres. Work methods should include quick-sketching, clean line art, photo collaging and full painting. Besides a strong understanding of anatomy and perspective the ideal candidate should also possess a solid grasp of the unique elements and distinctive visual styles of Blizzard Entertainment’s universes. Proficiency in any of the major 3D packages is a plus.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create concepts for various projects as assigned. Concept work would range from, but are not limited to:
Characters, environment, props, lighting, and FX studies.
Black and white sketches to fully painted images as needed for the project.
May also be done using a variety of 3D packages to model and render assets.
Create in-game art for Blizzard Entertainment’s development teams on occasion.
Work with producers to complete tasks by the assigned due dates.
Work with art lead to achieve the necessary final image quality.

REQUIREMENTS

Experience with Photoshop and other 2D art / painting programs
Superior eye for light, value, composition, color, staging, and detail in environmental design
Experience working in the pre-production aspects of game development and movie / animated feature film-making
Exceptional understanding of human and creature anatomy
A solid skillset able to tackle creature design, FX design, environments, and props
Experience with the creation of orthographics for characters, sets, or props
Understanding of Blizzard Entertainment’s distinctive visual style, and a passion to push it to the next level
Unrelenting self-motivation and drive

PLUSES

Bachelor’s Degree in Art or related field
Familiar with working with traditional art mediums
Sculpting experience
Modeling and texturing using 3DS Max, Maya, Z-brush, MudBox, or equivalent software

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills
Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album)
An art test may be required

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://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/company/careers/posting.html?id=15000BE
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Cinematic 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 that can work on a contract basis. The Cinematic animator will be skilled at animating characters at a level that lives up to the ever-increasing Blizzard Entertainment standard of quality. This person will assist in supporting and evolving the Cinematics team with constructive feedback both technically and artistically. 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.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in game development, television, or film industry using Maya or equivalent 3D program
Able to effectively collaborate with other artists, producers, and programmers
Self-motivation, good communication skills, and a great team-player attitude
Passion for film, animation, and video games

PLUSES

Artistic skills: storyboarding, gesture drawing, 2D animation, composition
Technical skills: rigging, scripting, and understanding of pipeline
Physical skills: acting, martial arts, and choreography
Filmmaking skills: cinematography, pre-visualization, editing, and story writing

Understanding of FX, particles, cloth, and hair as they contribute to a character’s performance

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Demo Reel demonstrating excellent 3D animation skills
Cover Letter
**Only submittals with all three will be considered.

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://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/company/careers/posting.html?id=15000U3
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