A Senior VFX Artist will craft explosions, spells, ambient world effects, and larger world-destruction animations. You will be the bridge between art and design communicating gameplay ideas to the player all while building a compelling visual storytelling experience. An artist on this team should be fast and efficient, and possess strong, hand-painted texturing skills and fundamentals such as timing, motion, shape language, and 3D composition. We encourage you to continue the core mission of the WoW Art team, which is crafting the highest quality handcrafted art in the industry. You can help us build a fun, engaging world for players.
We are looking for a candidate who is highly collaborative, self-motivated, with the insight to identify problems and the ability to tackle and solve them. Does that sound like you? If so, we’d love to hear from you!
Day to day tasks
Create spells, creature abilities, explosions and more in the World of Warcraft VFX style
Ability to contribute to all stages of VFX development, from early R&D to final assets
Provide feedback on teammate’s work and mentor junior artists
Excitement for working closely with other Artists
Regularly connect with Production, Design, and other departments
Strong experience developing particle systems and geometry based visual effects
Background in animation with an eye for timing is a plus
Understand real-time game development needs
Highly-motivated, creative problem solver, and a great team-first focus
Ability to explore a wide variety of ideas that push the World of Warcraft style
Portfolio that demonstrates high-quality work plus some professional game-development experience (3 years or more)
A demo reel or portfolio link
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification in the job posting. At Activision Blizzard we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, so we strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t believe you meet every single qualification outlined. We also do our best to ensure all applications received are responded to.
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!
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.
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.
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.