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Blizzard Entertainment

Senior Concept Artist (Character & Props) - Unannounced Project

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Blizzard Entertainment
🇺🇸 Irvine, CA

Job Description:

Senior Concept Artist (Character & Props) - Unannounced Project

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a talented Senior Concept Artist focused on characters and props to join us on an Unannounced Warcraft mobile project!

The Senior Concept Artist should have a playful imagination coupled with a high degree of artistic skill. They will be expected to take a seed of an idea and flesh out all aspects of the design. This may include new characters, creatures, armor, weapons, and props that help to define a full culture kit.

This role requires you to ignite others as an Artist. Specialization and mastery in environmental landscapes and structures for video game art creation is required.

COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.

Responsibilities

  • Create concept art for characters, creatures, props, and other visual development assets.
  • Create illustration-quality key art production paintings.
  • Help define and maintain the artistic vision as set forth by the art director.
  • Partner with other artists and designers to collaborate on creatively complex assignments to develop an inspiring art vision for this new Blizzard experience.
  • Help outsource artists with paint-overs and feedback to deliver quality assets to the development team.
  • Self-motivated, collaborative, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and an ability to receive and provide objective feedback.

Your Background

  • 5+ years creating concept artwork for animation, film and/or video games.
  • Ability to quickly iterate on an idea, as well as take an asset to a final illustrated state.
  • A deep understanding of human and creature anatomy and a keen eye towards form, shape, structure, and silhouette with regard to illustration and design.
  • Paintings that demonstrate a wide range of techniques, from classical to stylized, that show a deep understanding of composition, color theory, and storytelling.

Pluses

  • Foundation in traditional arts including painting, sculpting, and figure drawing.
  • Experience in crafting visual designs that support gameplay-oriented goals.
  • Experience in landscape and architecture design.
  • Experience working with outsourcing.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover Letter is optional.
  • Portfolio and / or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required.
  • All artwork submissions should be online (e.g., website, blog, or online album).
  • An art test may be required based on portfolio evaluation.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!