This job listing expired on Apr 9, 2024

Your Mission:

As a mid-level Prop Artist for the World of Warcraft team you will design, model, texture, and bring to life the many props made by the various cultures of Azeroth and beyond. Props help create the ambient storytelling in any given space and help provide subtle bits of flavor to support the larger narrative. You will work closely with various teams to build a variety of different types of props – from a humble crate & barrel to an animated siege weapon, and everything in-between.

This position is a full-time role with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is Irvine, CA. However, we understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore other possible options.

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:

  • Design and concept props for various cultures in the World of Warcraft art style, taking props from 2D concept to 3D completion.

  • Model and UV low-poly, game-ready 3D assets that fit the established aesthetic of World of Warcraft.

  • Demonstrate strong foundational art skills and hand-painted texturing skills – showing a firm understanding of painting in lighting information, material distinction and nuanced colors in rendering textures.

  • Collaborate with different Art & Design teams, communicating regularly to tell compelling environmental stories.

Minimum Requirements


  • 2+ years’ experience working as a prop artist in game development.

  • Experience in game development concepting, modeling, and texturing various stylized 3D objects/props.

  • An understanding of real-time game development and a flexibility to pivot to meet the needs of the project.

  • Experience working with a team of creative individuals and finding unique solutions to fit various gameplay needs.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Software experience with a 3D package (Maya, 3DS Max, Blender).

  • Strong foundational art skills, and ability to create high-quality hand-painted game art using painting software (Photoshop, 3D Coat).

  • Ability to collaborate closely with other artists and designers and explore a wide variety of ideas that continually push the World of Warcraft style.

Extra Points

  • Experience/understanding of animating simple objects (doors, treasure chests, hanging lanterns, etc.).

  • Experience/understanding in modifying/crafting simple VFX to build polished prop assets.

  • A passion for all things World of Warcraft.

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! 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.

Our World

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

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $29.81 - $55.14 Hourly. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.