World of Warcraft is a large game with a lot of different cultures, zones, dungeons, and raids. Environment art on the team falls into 3 internal teams: environments (natural elements), props, and architecture (cities, dungeons, and raids).
Areas of strength to showcase for this role is either a focus with architecture, natural elements, or props.
All experience levels (from entry-level associate artists to more tenured senior-level artists) will be considered for this position.
DAY TO DAY TASKS
Create environment art (including concepting, modeling, texturing, and lighting) that falls into one of the 3 areas:
Natural environment elements (foliage, ground textures, rocks, plants, skies, etc.)
Props (smaller assets and points of interest for cultures)
Architecture (buildings, cities, dungeons, raids, etc.)
Ability to quickly prototype and create block-out assets
Paint icons and other 2D assets for in-game
Enthusiasm for working closely with other Artists
Communicate with Production, Design, and other departments
Some experience in game development creating environment art
A good understanding of form, shape, structure, and silhouette regarding modeling
Eye for light, shade, color, and detail in creating painted texture maps
Knowledge and understanding of the World of Warcraft art style and universe
Experience lighting environments
Experience animating objects or knowledge of VFX is a plus
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Primary Location: United States-CA-Irvine
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