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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting FX Artist, Concept Artist, Character Artist, Art Outsource Supervisor & 3D Animator

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FX Artist

An Fx Artist On World Of Warcraft Creates Explosions, Spell Casts, Ambient World Effect And Larger World Destruction Animations. You Will Be The Bridge Between Art And Design Communicating Gameplay Ideas To The Player All While Creating A Compelling Visual Storytelling Experience. An Fx Artist On The Team Should Be Swift And Efficient Along With Having A Skull Full Of Great Ideas.

Day To Day Tasks

Create Spells, Creature Attacks, Explosions And More Fx Animations In The World Of Warcraft Fx Style
Strong Hand Painted Texturing Skill That Fits Within The Larger World
Ability To Prototype And Create Block-out Fx
Enthusiasm For Working Closely With Other Artists
Communicate With Production, Design, And Other Departments

Your Background

Experience Developing Particle Systems And Geometry Based Visual Effects
Background In Animation With An Eye For Timing Is A Plus
Understand Real-time Game Development Needs
Self-driven, Passionate, Creative Problem Solver, And A Great Team First Attitude
Ability To Explore A Wide Variety Of Ideas That Push The World Of Warcraft Style

Send Us

Resume

A Demo Reel Link

Cover Letter Which Should Include:

Why You Are Interested In Working At Blizzard
What Games You Are Currently Playing

Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/o87u5fwy
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Concept Artist

We Pride Ourselves In Forging Amazing Worlds And Experiences For Our Players To Dive Into! To Accomplish These Epic Goals, We Need Passionate, Creative, Smart, Driven People With Kickass Talent.

We Are Looking For A Concept Artist To Join Our Team On An Unannounced Project. This Is A Hyper-creative Role For An Artist With A Vibrant Imagination Coupled With A High Degree Of Artistic Skill. You Will Be Expected To Assist In Defining The Overall Look And Feel Of A Wide Variety Of Characters, Weapons, Environments And Other Elements. This Role Requires A Strong Sense Of Design As Well As The Ability To Render Highly Detailed Concepts. We Value A Tightknit Team That Celebrates Artistic Passion And Pushing The Creative Bounds. If You Have The Desire To Push Your Talents To Help Us Create An Awesome Blizzard Experience, Then Join Us!

Responsibilities

Work In Conjunction With The 3d Character Artists To Create A High-quality Asset From Beginning To Finish.
Create Environmental Concepts That Include Landscape/architectural Designs, Props, And Occasional Mood Paintings.
Create Original Character And Object Concepts For Every Aspect Of The Project, Including Character Sheets And Multiple Object View Angles.
Iterate On In-game Assets With Production Artists Via Paint Overs, Studies, And Group Critiques.
Work With The Art Director And Leads To Flesh Out The Creative Aspects Of The Project.

Requirements

Self-motivation, Good Communication Skills, And A Great Team-player Attitude
Strong Understanding Of Digital Content Creation Tools Such As Photoshop, Painter, Etc.
Excellent Illustration Skills, Deep Understanding Of Composition, Anatomy, Color Theory, Values, Form, Shape Language, And Silhouette
Able To Carry An Idea From The Conceptual Phase To The Finished Illustration And To Full Implementation
A Passion For Games

Pluses

Previous Experience Working On A First-person Or Other Action-oriented Game
Working Knowledge 3d Art Techniques And Software Packages Such As Maya, 3ds Max, Or Zbrush
Strong Foundation In The Traditional Arts, Including But Not Limited To Figure Drawing, Landscape Painting, And Illustration
Have Shipped Aaa Pc Or Console Titles As A Concept Artist

Required Application Materials

Resume

Cover Letter

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 If The Work Presented Doesn’t Adequately Demonstrate An Ability To Match Our Desired Style For The Game

Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/oEpG5fwy
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Character Artist

A Character Artist On The World Of Warcraft Team Is Responsible For Bringing To Life New Characters, Creatures, Armor Sets, And Weapons To The World Of Azeroth. The Position Requires A Strong Sense Of Anatomy, Design, And Color Theory Mixed With Video Game Art Production Methods.

Day To Day Tasks

Create Concept Art For Characters, Armor Sets, Creatures, Weapons And Other Assets
3d Model Characters, Armor Sets, Creatures, Weapons And Other Assets
Texture Characters, Armor Sets, Creatures, Weapons And Other Assets
Create Assets That Fit Within The World Of Warcraft Style
Enthusiasm For Working Closely With Other Artists.
Communicate With Production, Design, And Other Departments

Your Background

2+ Years Of Experience In Game Development Concept, Modeling, And Texturing Of Characters
Solid Background In Traditional Arts Included But Not Limited To Painting, Illustration, Design Or Traditional Media
An Exceptional Understanding Of Anatomy
Eye For Light, Shade, Color, And Detail In Creating Painted Texture Maps
Self-motivation, Good Communications Skills, And A Great Team-player Attitude
Knowledge And Understanding Of The World Of Warcraft Art Style And Universe

Send Us

Resume
Portfolio Website

Cover Letter Which Should Include:

Why You Are Interested In Working At Blizzard
What Games You Are Currently Playing

Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/oDIZ5fw9
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Art Outsource Supervisor – Animation

Blizzard Is Looking For A Highly Motivated And Talented Animation Supervisor To Join Its Embedded Outsourcing Team In Irvine, California. This Is A Position Requiring Hands On Direction, Management, And Engine Integration Of Animations.

The Ideal Candidate Would Have Strong Leadership Skills And Be Able To Manage, Direct, And Provide Detailed Feedback To External Animators. They Must Also Be An Experienced Animator Who Understands The Process And Challenges Of Making A Aaa Game. Finally, They Should Be Able To Coordinate With Production And The Internal Animation Team To Build Relationships, And Help Identify Animation Needs.

Responsibilities

Manage Communications And Provide Feedback To External Vendors, And Help Maintain A Strong Creative Relationship Between External And Internal Art Teams.
Generate Detailed Documentation, Visual Reference, Examples, Procedures, And Engine Requirements To Support The External Vendors.
Own The Quality Control Over All Incoming Art Assets, Providing Detailed Feedback And Approvals To The Vendor In Order To Deliver Quality Assets To The Development Team.
Implement Approved Assets Into The Game Engine, Along With Making Any Needed Fixes To Keep Assets Consistent And Game Ready.
Work Closely With The Lead Animator, Production Team, And Outsource Manager To Determine Outsourcing Needs And Pipelines.
Coordinate With Production And The Outsource Manager To Schedule And Track Incoming Assets.
Identify And Research Possible Vendors.

Requirements

Expertise In 3d Animation Software Including Maya
Strong Demonstrable Character Animation Skills
Clear And Concise Communications, Leadership, And People Skills
Must Be Highly Organized, Self-driven, Customer Focused, And A Great Team Player
Good Understanding Of The Visual Style Of Overwatch And Blizzard Games And Has A Passion To Push It To The Next Level
Have Shipped Aaa Pc Or Console Title As An Animator

Pluses

Experience Working With Outsourcing Teams
Experience In An Art Director Or Lead Role
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
**only Submittals With Cover Letters Will Be Considered.

Blizzard Entertainment Is A Global Company Committed To Growing Our Employees Along With The Business. We Offer Generous Benefits And Perks With An Eye On Providing True Work / Life Balance. We’ve Worked Hard To Foster An Intensely Collaborative And Creative Environment, A Diverse And Inclusive Employee Culture, And Training And Opportunity For Professional Growth. Our People Are Everything. Our Core Values Are Real, And Our Mission Has Never Changed. We Are Dedicated To Creating The Most Epic Entertainment Experiences…ever. Join Us!

Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/olDV4fwH
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3D Animator

Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch Team Seeks An Animator Ready To Step Up And Breathe Life Into A Menagerie Of Heroes For Our Newest Gaming Universe. Join The Team Creating Blizzard’s First First-person Shooter (Fps) Game Which Has Enjoyed One Of The Most Successful Launches In Our History.

Norman Mclaren Famously Said, “animation Is Not The Art Of Drawings That Move But The Art Of Movements That Are Drawn.” Our Character Animators Readily Agree. Done Right, Movement Communicates A Character’s Purpose, Thoughts, And Emotions. Consider The Graceful Yet Deadly Dance Of A Demon Hunter, Pirouetting Through The Hordes Of Hell, Or The Belly-busting Laughter From A Drunken Dwarf As He Topples From His Stool. Despite Wildly Different Personalities, Each Character And Their Story Are Brought To Life Through The Imagination And Skills Of A Talented Animator.

An Animator Like You…your Skills As An Artist, Technician, And Gamer Will Drive You Forward Into The Thick Of Development. Exceptional Understanding Of Traditional And 3d Animation Techniques Will Drive The Creative Engine That Will Bring A Bevy Of New Heroes, Villains, And Creatures To Life. Your Technical Skills And Ability To Problem Solve Will Come In Handy As You Work Closely With Gameplay Engineers To Develop The Technology That Powers Your Creations. As A Gamer You’ll Have A Very Close Relationship With The Game Designers Where You’ll Create A Perfect Marriage Of Design And Animation, Resulting In A Truly Phenomenal Game Play Experience.

In Short, You’ll Be Part Of A Close-knit, Collaborative Community Of Artists, Engineers And Designers Whose Sole Goal Is To Make A Truly Immersive Game Experience.
If You’re Ready To Tackle The Challenge Of Helping Build The World Of Overwatch, We Want To Hear From You!

Responsibilities

Develop, Maintain And Create Animations For Real Time Game Assets.
Assist Designers And Engineers With Gameplay Prototypes.
Work With Lead Animator To Ensure Timely Completion Of Character Assets At The Desired Quality Bar.
Serve As An Active Participant In Team Art Discussions, Critiques And Reviews.

Requirements

A Minimum Of 3 Years’ Experience In Game Development Animating Characters Using Maya Or Equivalent 3d Program
Exceptional Skill In Animating The Human Bipedal Figure As Well As Other Organic Forms
Strong Understanding Of Traditional Animation Principles And How They Can Be Used To Enhance Gameplay
Self-motivation, Good Communication Skills, And A Great Team-player Attitude
Able To Work Creatively As Part Of A Large Or Small Group
Proven Problem-solving / Prototyping Ability
Able To Effectively Collaborate With Game Designers And Programmers
Understanding Of The Visual Style Of Blizzard Games And A Passion To Push It To The Next Level
A Passion For Video Games

Pluses

Have Shipped An Aaa Pc Or Console Title As A Character Animator
Experience In Fx And Particle Animation
Outstanding 2d Animation Skills
Cinematic Or Television Animation Experience
Skill In One Of More Related Disciplines – Illustration, Modeling, Rigging Or Technical Art

Application 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
Blizzard Entertainment Is A Global Company Committed To Growing Our Employees Along With The Business. We Offer Generous Benefits And Perks With An Eye On Providing True Work / Life Balance. We’ve Worked Hard To Foster An Intensely Collaborative And Creative Environment, A Diverse And Inclusive Employee Culture, And Training And Opportunity For Professional Growth. Our People Are Everything. Our Core Values Are Real, And Our Mission Has Never Changed. We Are Dedicated To Creating The Most Epic Entertainment Experiences…ever. Join Us!

Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/oEFr5fwz
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