Tracer, Winston, Pharah, Hanzo… these are just a few of the memorable heroes that inhabit our world. Their weapons are a challenging thing to get right and make our combat feel engaging. However, no matter how fantastic the design or how big the ‘BOOM’ is, it’s the details that truly define a weapon’s character and bring it to life. The way the light catches every nick and battle scar on a well-worn assault rifle or the mysterious, intricate engraving on an ancient sword pommel, each subtle nuance helps to create a truly rich and inviting world. Our talented artists put their heart and soul into bringing these unique and visually stunning weapons to life, and their ranks are growing. We want to meet a Hard Surface Artist who would be heavily working on Weapon Art ready to step up and break new ground in the Overwatch universe.
Blizzard is looking for a highly motivated and talented Hard Surface Artist / Weapon Modeler to join its Overwatch team in Korea. In this role you will use your modeling skills to bring new first-person weapons to life and expand the horizons of Overwatch.
Your broader experience with game development and the character pipeline will help you work collaboratively with designers, concept artists, technical artists and animators to ensure that you are always putting gameplay first when it comes to developing amazing weapons.
In short, you’ll be part of a close-knit, collaborative community of artists, engineers and designers whose sole goal is to make a truly epic and immersive game experience.
Sound fun? If you’re up to the challenge of helping realize the next epic Blizzard title, we want to hear from you!
In this role you will create 3D assets - both high resolution models, final low polygon game assets, and couple hand painted textures with next-gen materials for use in game.
As a member of the larger game team, you will help the team with feedback and iterate on game assets with artists and designers via prototyping and group critiques.
For this role you will need 2+ years’ experience in game development as an artist specializing in weapons, mechanical or vehicle modeling using 3ds Max or Maya (particularly hard-surface modeling techniques), Photoshop, or Zbrush.
Knowledge & Skills
You should be familiar with next generation asset creation pipelines and tools, which, paired with a strong understanding of form, shape, color, and silhouette is key to success in this role.
You should have a passion for video games, and understanding of the Overwatch style, and strong communication and collaboration skills to enable you to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary art team to help create weapons within the vision of the game design.
Great eye for light, shading, color, and detail in creating texture maps
Able to effectively collaborate with every department of a game development team (game designers, programmers, concept, tech art, animation, etc.)
Able to work creatively as part of a large or small group
Self-motivation, outstanding communication skills, and a great team-player attitude
Understanding of the playability and visual style of Blizzard, with a passion to push it to the next level
Korean national or residing in Korea with a valid work visa.
For foreigners residing in Korea, a level of Korean proficiency sufficient for job performance.
Pluses for the role include having shipped an AAA PC or console title as a 3D artist specializing in equipment, weapons, or vehicles and/or experience creating visual designs that support gameplay-oriented goals.
Experience using Maya
skill in one or more related disciplines – rigging/skinning, VFX, or concept is also a benefit.
Application / Portfolio requirements
Resume and Cover Letter is required.
Portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills is required.
Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album).
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! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
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.