The World of Warcraft team is seeking a skilled and hard-working individual for our World Art team. You will collaborate with the Art and Design teams to build our highly immersive and beautiful world that is enjoyed by millions of players every day. You will participate in the creation of all types of spaces, ranging from exterior zones, dungeons, raids, arenas, battlegrounds and more, working closely with our World Artists and World Builders to establish the look and feel of levels, and take block-outs to final art polish. Your thorough understanding of Environment Art/World Building, artistic composition, and boundless creativity will be integral to supporting the player experience and telling the visual stories of the world...of Warcraft!
We are looking for a candidate that has experience with Environment Art/World Building, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with world builders, artists, and quest designers to ensure that game spaces are fun to play, and visually stunning. Can you see yourself helping to develop a vision for a level, and working to take it to a fully developed, engaging play space? Then read on!
What you will do…
Help build our epic world with your environmental composition, terrain sculpting and painting, asset placement, and lighting skills
Communicate frequently with design partners to ensure the world art successfully supports WoW level flow & navigation, visual storytelling, and questing experiences
Optimize your content so it can be enjoyed by as many players as possible.
Beautify areas with a focus on composition and mood.
Ensure that art assets are being used as they are intended and to the best possible effect
Build art demo areas for exterior world environments
Participate in and contribute to a culture of inclusion and diversity
Enthusiastically collaborate with Production and other game developers across teams
To succeed, you must have…
Some experience with the Environment Art/World-building/asset implementation side of game development
Strong understanding of space, form, color, composition, and light
An understanding of how level art can serve to enhance design goals
Familiarity working within current game engines such as Unreal Engine, Unity, or others
We are also interested in hearing stories you may have about…
Experience working on MMO’s or open-world games
Experience with WoW
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. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences...ever. Join us!