Senior User Interface Artist
Location:
Irvine , California
Posted:
November 24, 2016
Reference:
160013X
The minions of hell grow stronger! Our family of diabolically talented developers is expanding. Our backgrounds are varied but we all share a passion for the dark, gothic, and macabre. If you value a tightknit team that celebrates self-expression and a multi-disciplinary approach, then join us on the Diablo team!

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an exceptionally skilled senior user interface artist to join our ranks! We are looking for a well-rounded artist to help push the vision forward for the Diablo visual style and play a critical role in defining user experiences alongside a team of talented developers.

Responsibilities
  • Create and iterate on all artwork needed for the user interface while maintaining a consistent art style throughout the entire project.
  • Collaborate with designers, artists, programmers, and sound engineers to ensure and deliver an innovative, attractive, and functional user experience.
  • Act as a player advocate to ensure the highest level of usability, playability, and visual excitement.
  • Provide feedback and ensure the visual quality of your designs comes together in the finished experience.

Requirements
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in developing UI for games with at least one shipped title
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong conceptual art skills consistent with Blizzard's art style and be able to adapt artistic styles as needed
  • Must exhibit a passion for dark fantasy and have a portfolio that reflects that
  • Excellent grasp of typography and color theory
  • Advanced proficiency using Adobe Photoshop
  • Deep understanding of UX principles and a strong awareness of current trends
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Able to work well with a team in a dynamic, cross-discipline, and iterative setting
  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative

Pluses
  • Familiar with and passionionate about the Diablo series
  • Experience working with a team of UI designers and artists
  • Proficient with Adobe Flash and Illustrator
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Visio, or an equivalent wireframing application
  • Experience designing applications for a global and multilingual user base
  • Experience designing video game client interfaces

Required Application Materials
  • Resume
  • Portfolio
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
    • What inspires you as a UI artist/designer

**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered.
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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