As an Outsource Supervisor you will support the vision of the Character Team set forth by Art Leads and Art Directors by managing and creating a variety of Character Assets, including Weapons, Armors, Pets, Creatures, Mounts, and more!
You will be responsible for organizing information, creating briefs, building relationships, maintaining documentation, upholding standard processes and technical standards, and ensuring quality control through individual contributions and by guiding external partners. They use their artistic experience as a Character Artist to manage and create original Concepts, Sculptures, Models, Hand-Painted Textures, Unique Materials/FX, and Animation; with a keen ability to traverse technical challenges and maintain quality.
This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is Albany, NY or Irvine, CA. However, we understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore other possible options, including remote work arrangements.
What you offer:
Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
Drive outsource development by scheduling and tracking incoming/outgoing assets
Support strong relationships with both external partners and internal teams
Maintain and improve outsource pipeline and standard processes
Generate detailed documentation, visual reference, and examples of art asset production, procedures, and technical requirements
Prototype and create block-out assets that fit within the World of Warcraft style
Provide clear and timely feedback through paint overs, asset adjustments, and written guidance
3+ years of experience as a Character Artist creating assets such as Creatures, Characters, Armor, and Weapons
Understanding of real-time game development needs
Experience with or interest in working with Outsourcing
You are organized, have great follow-through, are hard-working, and a team player
You have an affinity for learning and the ability to manage challenges
You demonstrate clear and concise communication, leadership, and people skills
Software experience: 3dsMax or Maya, and Photoshop
Ability to craft 2D, hand-painted textures
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.
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.
At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.
The videogame industry and therefore our business is 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.
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 https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.
In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $80,800.00 - $149,400.00 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.