Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world’s most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. We delight hundreds of millions of monthly active users around the world through franchises including Activisionʹs Call of Duty®, Destiny and Skylanders®, Blizzardʹs World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Heroes of the Storm®, and Kingʹs Candy Crush™, Pet Rescue™, Bubble Witch™ and Farm Heroes™. The company is one of the Fortune ʺ100 Best Companies to Work For®ʺ. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world, and its games are played in 196 countries.
As an Artist (Motion Graphics), you will be responsible for creating industry-leading motion graphics & design plus supporting video media content produced by Marketing Creative for Warzone Mobile and Call of Duty: Mobile. You will contribute in multiple areas of production from start to finish, including brainstorming, basic game capture, post-FX, and finishing, both creating your own assets and supporting other Artists and Senior Artists. This position reports into the Associate Creative Team Lead (UA, Video).
As an Artist (Motion Graphics), you will also provide support and mentorship for the other members of your team. Your creative input, technical problem-solving skills, and professional experience will prove invaluable to your colleagues as they develop alongside you.
This role includes but is not limited to the following duties:
This position is 70-80% After Effects Motion Graphics and 20-30% 3D knowledge, or the desire to learn it.
Work with ACD & ACL in the creation of original motion graphics assets, including game UI, lower thirds, title cards, 3d renders, and cinemagraphs, for use in Growth Strategy UA Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and editorial projects.
Perform visual effects tasks including tracking, matchmoving, keying, rotoscoping and compositing.
Versioning GFX to various specifications including frame rates, aspect ratios, and codecs for various viewing platforms.
Update After Effects projects and other assets received from external sources.
Maintain and promote high standards for project and asset management.
Organize, archive, and back up projects.
Implement feedback from ACDs, creative leads and customer groups.
Foster creative and technical development amongst team members.
Light, re-map textures, animate, and render 3d models provided by internal & development studios.
Troubleshoot software and equipment, including Apple Mac Pro and PC workstations.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
A demo reel that showcases experience with social media & digital marketing campaigns.
In-depth knowledge of After Effects.
In-depth knowledge of commonly used plugins, such as Red Giant suites and Video Copilot plugins.
Proficient in, with ability to integrate, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro into workflow.
Knowledge of/Desire to learn 3D packages; Cinema 4D, Unreal Engine, Blender 3D or Maya.
Strong communication skills with ability to work directly with partners.
High-level design execution, i.e. composition, motion, framing, alignment and timing.
Firm grasp of project optimization, with emphasis on render times and organization.
Ability to conceptualize, plan, and implement the creation of original GFX for projects.
A good listener, and able to give and take constructive criticism to refine and enhance.
Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize projects with high level of autonomy.
Strong technical and troubleshooting skills.
High level of attention to detail and strong communication skills.
3+ years of experience. Video game industry experience a plus.
College degree in the requisite field or equivalent experience preferred.
We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
COVID-19 Hiring Update
This role is anticipated to be assigned to work on-site at an Activision Blizzard office. However, we understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.
We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected] General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.
We’re headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many fields of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.
The video game industry and therefore our business are fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.
We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.
In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $26.83 - $49.63 Hourly. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.