Blizzard Employment – Visual Development Artist


Job Description:

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled concept artist, illustrator, and leader to join our team in creating epic artwork for Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning cinematic films, key art, unannounced projects, publishing material and more. Your goal is to bring to life Blizzard Entertainment’s unique worlds by creating artwork within the wide range of styles represented across the company.

A solid grasp of foundational art skills, color theory, human and creature anatomy, and design theory are essential. The artist must have expert command of Photoshop or an equivalent painting program. The perfect candidate works well in an environment of peers who are passionate about creating exceptional art, takes constructive criticism well, and can hit deadlines.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the motion story team to ensure the final deliverable maintains artistic vision
  • Create character and environment concepts, color scripts, color keys, lighting studies, mood paintings and production illustrations for our animated shorts and cinematics in the Overwatch, Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm universes and future projects and developments.
  • Work with a team of artists to achieve the necessary final image quality
  • Create or oversee the creation of a color script for each cinematic
  • Work with artists, art directors and directors to create a vision for our creative projects across the company.
  • Create promotional artwork for marketing, advertising and events like BlizzCon and GamesCon.
  • Provide feedback throughout the illustration phase to maintain artistic vision and ensure timely deliveries
  • Create highly polished key-art and promotional illustrations for our animated shorts and games to inform and generate excitement for new content and expansions.
  • Work with the producer to organize work and set deadlines and expectations for artists

Job Requirements:

Qualification & Experience:

  • Strong foundational skills including anatomy, color theory, composition, etc.
  • Able to understand and lead a team to address requests for revisions
  • You have a passion for Blizzard games and understand the unique approach to creating Blizzard art for our game universes
  • Self-motivated, good communication skills, and a great team player with a can-do attitude
  • Understanding of the distinctive visual style of Hearthstone and a passion for the franchise
  • Experience creating digital art in a professional environment
  • Experience working with producers and directors on unique and cohesive visuals
  • Creative problem-solving abilities and a passion for leading teams

Job Details:

Company: Blizzard

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: San Diego, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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