As a Senior World Concept Artist on World of Warcraft, you will bring the game’s world to life with new concepts for landscapes, buildings, and points of interest for our players to explore. The ideal candidate is a skilled digital illustrator who creates appealing, immersive work in a hand-painted style, can render fresh concepts in exquisite production detail, is a patient and empathetic communicator, and loves taking initiative on projects.
This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The home studio for this role is Boston, MA.
What you bring to the table:
Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
Collaborate with Art Directors and Leads, Designers, and other artists to shape ideas, consistent vision, and production-ready concept art
Create concept art for environments, architecture, and other WoW in-game assets
Explore a wide variety of ideas that will push WoW's style and engage players’ curiosity
Complete technically sound art within agreed-upon production schedules and with minimal direction
Solicit and apply regular feedback from Leads, Art Director and other collaborators
Communicate with Producers to maintain clear and consistent goals
Incorporate feedback to iterate on project visual direction
Provide feedback to 3D production artists working with project concept art
Be a strong force in upholding a welcoming and respectful atmosphere for collaboration, communication, and creativity, with an emphasis on the values of diversity and inclusion
Extensive experience creating and delivering high quality environment concept art and illustration work for games, animation, or film
In-depth experience with technology, terminology, and techniques of game art development, including an awareness of design and programming considerations
Experience working in an iterative, agile environment
Portfolio examples that show an understanding of traditional art principles including composition, shape language, color theory, and visual storytelling as used in environment-focused art
Can be relied upon to quickly learn new processes and software as needed
Strong communication skills; readily shares knowledge and information with others
Self-directed, enthusiastic, positive, embraces critiques
Understands the audience and appreciates games
Experience in mentoring and managing others
Link to your portfolio
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.
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.
We provide a comprehensive benefits package to promote health and wellness along with financial security. Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers benefits including:
Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance;
401(k) with Company match
Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
Wellness program, free and discounted games, and voluntary supplemental life;
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 our benefits page.
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.