The Overwatch team is seeking a Senior Outsource Supervisor for VFX Art.
As an Outsource Supervisor on Blizzard’s Overwatch 2, your talent and vision will help shape the expanding Overwatch universe. You will work closely with our concept, environment, and game design team to 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 combines hands-on art direction and content creation. We are searching for the type of artist who can give precise and constructive visual input, as well as implement feedback to direct external artists and guide them to successful results.
In short, you’ll be part of a close-knit, collaborative group of artists, engineers, and designers whose sole goal is to make a truly epic and immersive game experience.
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.
Manage communications and provide feedback to artists and help maintain a strong creative relationship between external and internal art teams.
Generate detailed documentation, visual reference, and examples of art asset production, procedures, and engine requirements to support the external vendors.
Own the quality control over all incoming art assets, providing detailed feedback and approvals to the vendor in order to deliver quality assets to the development team.
Implement approved assets into the game engine, along with making any needed fixes to keep assets consistent and game ready.
Work closely with the Lead VFX Artist, production team, and outsource manager to determine outsourcing needs, pipelines, budgets, and costs for art assets.
Create in-game VFX art as needed.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in game development as an artist specializing in stylized VFX.
Familiar with next generation asset creation pipelines and tools.
An exceptional understanding of form, shape, structure, and silhouette.
Superior eye for light, shade, color, and detail in creating art.
Self-motivation, good communication skills, and a great team-player attitude.
Able to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary art team to help bring VFX to life within the vision of the game.
Able to effectively collaborate with game designers and programmers.
Understanding of the visual style of Blizzard games and a passion to push it to the next level.
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.
Experience in creating visual designs that support gameplay oriented goals.
Experience working with outsourcing teams
Experience in a lead artist role
Clear and concise communications, leadership, and people skills
Proven problem-solving / prototyping ability.
Skill in one or more related disciplines – lighting, modeling, or concept.
Have shipped AAA PC or console titles as a VFX artist.
Good technical chops and the ability to quickly master new pipelines and tools.
Submission / Portfolio requirements
Portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills required.
Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album).
Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so.
Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to 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. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed.
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, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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