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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!

This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, 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, including remote work arrangements.

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

Minimum Requirements

  • Strong experience developing particle systems and geometry based visual effects

  • Understand real-time game development needs

  • Portfolio that demonstrates high-quality work plus some professional game-development experience (3 years or more)

Extra Points

  • Background in animation with an eye for timing is a plus

  • 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

Send us

  • Resume

  • A demo reel or portfolio link

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! 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.

Rewards

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 https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $80,800.00 - $149,400.00 Annual. 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.