We Want You

A new world and a new journey await you. It is a world different from any other Blizzard has built.

If you’re a passionate game developer, and, well, a good human being, then we’d love to talk to you. We have a new AAA survival game in the works, set in a new IP for PC/Console. It’s going to be amazing, and we want you along for the ride. Together, we’ll build something big, bold, and breathtaking.

Our team is looking for an Associate Art Director for Concept Art.

In this role, your goal is to ensure that all our initiatives in Concept Art are owned, supported, managed, and executed by the right people at the right time. You will know the craft and team equally well, but your focus will be on getting things done through others, not doing it all yourself.

Concept Art is at the start of everything we do, and it needs to run efficiently. Your job will be varied and exciting, and you must not just accept, but thrive in ambiguity. You are the one to deliver clarity to everyone around you. Adapting to any situation, you will act as a visionary, a driver, a contributor, a diplomat, a negotiator, an evangelist, or whatever other role you need to take on, to get the job done.

You will work closely with the Concept Team and all their various clients, from Character Modelers and World Builders to our Creative Director and Senior Art Director. In all of this, you will help create and direct art that is both beautiful and consistent with the handcrafted art styles that our games are known for.

This is a full-time position that requires hands-on art direction and an ability to very quickly figure out how to prioritize all the requests that will come your way daily. We are searching for the type of experienced artist who can give precise and constructive visual input, as well as implement feedback to direct external artists and guide them to successful results.

You have a passion for games, all games, but also all other forms of creative expression. And you understand and live for how great concept art will enhance the player experience. We’re building a new IP, and its concept art initiatives must represent all the qualities of a Blizzard game.

This role will be responsible for the delivery of all concept art in the game, making sure it is all delivered on time and on quality.

Must Have:

  • 8+ years proven experience in an Art Department.

  • 4+ years of leadership experience.

  • Demonstrated experience working with external partners.

You are good at:

  • Collaborating. With anyone and everyone, while always maintaining the visual aesthetic and spirit of the game.

  • Leading, coaching, mentoring, and inspiring the creative team to do their best work in developing and creating a new world.

  • Acting as a direct supervisor for the internal Concept Art team and all external Concept Artists.

  • Managing briefs, dependencies and ensuring feedback is clear and actionable.

  • Understanding the production of artwork from ideas through to final rendering

  • Using excellent verbal and written communication skills to give clarity to everyone.

  • Working with other leadership to define and help implement franchise and/or studio-wide initiatives.

  • Partnering with other stakeholders, internal and external, to ensure consistency in quality.

  • Working with production and studio leadership to manage project scope. You will push back when needed and suggest alternative ideas when appropriate.

  • Anticipating future project challenges, spearheading solutions, and setting high-level goals for the team.

Extra Awesome Points for:

  • Having deep, relevant experience in leading art teams on AAA game development teams.

  • Having worked on a large AAA game, from inception through shipping.

  • Understanding art at an intuitive level, as well as an intellectual and practical level.

  • Experience in collaborating with external developers.

  • Having existing relationships with concept artists and concept art studios.

You will need to provide us with:

  • Your Resume

  • Your Portfolio – Only digital applications will be accepted such as a website, blog, or online album. Physical media will not be accepted. If your work is password protected, please make sure your password is easily found on your resume.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We've worked hard to champion an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything, and our core values are real.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all the 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! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

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.

This role is anticipated to be assigned as a hybrid work model position, with some work on-site at an Activision Blizzard office and some work remote.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Come help us bring the world together through epic entertainment!


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.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $116,800.00 - $216,000.00 Annual. 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.