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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Senior Concept Artist, Senior Character Artist & Associate Events Manager

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Senior Concept Artist

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking exceptionally skilled and passionate senior concept artists to help drive the vision of characters and worlds in our next hit game!
We’re looking for artists that are self-starting, versatile, and enjoy being part of a collaborative environment. The ideal candidate shares our sensibilities, loves dark medieval worlds, and feels there are countless stories left to tell in the Diablo universe!

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create character / creature concepts including character sheets and detailed callouts of equipment and weapons.
Create environmental concepts that include landscape / architectural designs, props and occasional mood paintings.
Iterate on game assets with other artists and designers via paint overs, studies, and group critiques.
Visualize complex environments through the use of basic components.

REQUIREMENTS

Strong understanding of digital content creation tools such as Photoshop, Painter, etc.
Excellent illustration skills and deep understanding of human / creature anatomy, color theory, values, form, shape language and silhouette
Superior eye for light, value, composition, color, staging, architecture and detail in environmental design
Understanding of the distinctive Blizzard Entertainment visual style and a passion to push it to the next level
AAA PC or console experience as a concept artist

PLUSES

Strong traditional arts foundation, including but not limited to figure drawing, landscape painting, illustration, etc.
Working knowledge 3D art techniques and software packages such as Maya, 3Ds Max, or Zbrush
Passion for all things Diablo

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume and cover letter
Portfolio of relevant artwork, online preferred
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.
Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=160006V
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Senior Character Artist

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an exceptionally skilled and passionate senior character artist for its next hit game!
As part of the character team you will work with concept artists, animators, designers, and engineers to create characters, creatures, and weapons in the Diablo universe. The ideal candidate understands that character work does not end in ZBrush, and can texture, surface and optimize just as well as they can sculpt. We hire people who collaborate well with equally passionate developers and share our love for games.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Collaborate with artists, designers, and engineers to bring visually compelling characters to life.
Sculpt detailed high-poly models and create efficient low-poly meshes for characters, creatures, weapons,
and armor.
Create high quality textures and author materials.
Ensure that character art supports gameplay and performance.
Help develop character art best practices and mentor others as needed.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 4 years’ game development experience, specifically creating real time characters and items using Maya, ZBrush and Photoshop (or equivalent 3D and 2D programs)
Exceptional understanding of human / creature anatomy, color theory, values, form, shape language and silhouette
Strong knowledge of medieval weapon and armor design
Demonstrated proficiency with current surfacing techniques and PBR workflows
Self-motivated, humble, excellent communications skills, and a legendary team-player attitude

PLUSES

AAA PC or console experience as a 3D character artist
Solid foundation in the traditional arts, including but not limited to figure drawing, illustration and conceptual design
Proficiency with Substance Designer / Painter
Basic understanding of rigging, animation, and deformation
Passion for all things Diablo

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume and cover letter
Portfolio of relevant artwork, online preferred
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.
Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

Apply here:http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=160006W
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Associate Events Manager

The associate events manager supports the consumer products department with event planning and logistics. These event responsibilities are primarily focused on creating industry leading merchandise sales experiences at pop-culture and Blizzard-run events, but also cover industry trade shows and consumer product launches. The ideal candidate has proven experience in delivering world class retail, trade show, and event experiences, possesses excellent organizational and time-management skills, and has a strong sense of commitment to, and personal ownership of, the responsibilities assigned to them. This position reports to the event manager in Irvine.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Event planning and execution
Plan for and help manage the physical retail presences at events.

Develop event plans for select events, including but not limited to the following:

Product offering
Sales forecasts
Event budgets
Inventory management plans
Staffing schedules
Travel plans
Set up / tear down
Freight forwarding, customs / duties, and drayage
Point of sale and cash handling
Promotional activities

Support on-site execution of all aspects for events, including management of staff, vendors, and convention center staff, as well as troubleshooting any and all issues that may arise to provide a quality consumer experience.
Manage third party vendors by issuing RFPs, negotiating rates, routing related contracts, and managing invoices.
Other
Communicate status updates with event manager on a weekly basis.
Assist event manager team with special events and additional projects as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 5 years’ of event management, and / or retail experience
Able to work and thrive in a globally oriented environment
Able to effectively manage third party vendors and promotional partners
Experience with a variety of point of sales systems
Able to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and meet deadlines consistently
Excellent communications and presentation skills
Excellent organizational and analytical skills
Passion for playing computer games
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field

PLUSES

Experience in the games industry
International business experience

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover Letter

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.
Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=160007S
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