Lead Artist, Unannounced Project
Irvine , California
October 19, 2017
Lead Artist, Unannounced Project
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an experienced Lead Artist to help us guide the art vision and development for a new game experience for mobile.  Your goal is to meld great art with great gameplay by leading the art team, creating production artwork, and actively communicating and thriving on a small team.
  • Working closely with art, design, and production leadership to uphold the vision and art quality of the game while also implementing a plan for creating all game art content
  • Authoring final art content for the game through concepting, modeling, texturing, animation, FX, or UI
  • Interviewing and staffing the art team with highly talented artists who are a cultural fit for the team and company
  • Coordinating and working with outsource and freelance artists to help accomplish the goals of the art team.
  • Helping establish and maintain the technical requirements for authoring game art content for the mobile platform
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in game development using tools like Maya and Photoshop (or equivalent 3D and 2D programs)
  • You have experience shipping a game as an art lead or art director where you helped oversee the quality, scheduling, and implementation of a large portion of the art team.
  • You have a broad understanding of how 3D and 2D art including tech art, modeling, texturing, rigging, animation, and FX contribute to the overall art vision of a game.
  • You know how to author production ready game art and specialize in at least one area of concept art, modeling and texturing, animation, FX or UI.
  • You've hired exceptionally talented artists onto a team and helped them "learn and grow" through constructive art feedback and coaching.
  • You have the technical aptitude to learn new tools and establish new art pipelines as needed to get things done
  • You love to collaborate but you can be highly independent when needed. Creating epic entertainment experiences is a team effort and you thrive when exploring ideas and working with others, especially on a small and nimble team.
  • You geek out about being able to communicate with artists, designers, and engineers.
  • You love video games, movies, animation, and you love dissecting them and taking them to the next level through your creations.
  • You have a passion for Blizzard games and understand the unique approach to creating content for our game universes.
  • Avid player of mobile games
  • A passion for gameplay and design discussion
  • Unity and mobile development experience
  • Resume
  • Portfolio - Only digital applications will be accepted such as a website, blog, or online album. Physical media will not be accepted.
  • An art test may be required

A little about us:
Blizzard Entertainment is a premier developer/publisher of entertainment software, including World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, and Hearthstone.

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