Senior FX Artist
Location:
Irvine , California
Posted:
December 12, 2017
Reference:
1977329565
We pride ourselves in forging amazing worlds and experiences for our players to dive into here at Blizzard. To accomplish these epic goals, we need smart, passionate, and creative people with kickass talents. We are looking for an exceptionally skilled Senior FX artist to join our team on an unannounced project. The ideal candidate has extensive experience working with 3D packages and real-time FX systems, and will help drive and develop the project's art style. You'll need to create a wide range of VFX, including explosions and ability, weapon, weather, and energy effects. A strong understanding of the communication between action and visual impact is required. You will be expected to have a highly developed technical skillset to assist in expanding the VFX tools pipeline.
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 the next awesome Blizzard experience, then join us!
Responsibilities
  • Self-motivation, good communication skills, and a great team-player attitude
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in creating real-time VFX for games
  • Have shipped AAA PC or console titles as a senior VFX artist
  • Solid knowledge of rendering engines and experience designing VFX shaders
  • Thorough understanding of the interplay between VFX / PostFX integration and performance
  • Game play oriented with a design focused mindset
  • Able to paint VFX textures from scratch and match an established style
  • Able to help set and maintain project-wide style consistency
  • Capable of mentoring junior artists
  • Able to carry an idea from the conceptual phase to the finished effect
  • A passion for video games
Pluses
  • Previous experience working on a first-person or other action-oriented game
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience developing a new VFX tools pipeline
  • Working knowledge of software packages such as Houdini, Fume FX, etc.
  • Scripting experience in Lua, Python, etc
  • 2D or 3D animation experience
Required Application Materials
  • Resume and cover letter
  • Portfolio or demo reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills and the ability to use light, shadow, and color to create a variety of tones and moods
  • An art test may be required if the work presented doesn't adequately demonstrate an ability to match our desired style for the game

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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