FX Artist (Associate to Senior) - World of Warcraft
Blizzard Entertainment
Irvine, CA
Event Type
Job Posting
TimeMonday, 9 August 20217am - 8am PDT
DescriptionAn FX Artist on World of Warcraft creates explosions, spell casts, ambient world effect and larger world destruction animations. You will be the bridge between art and design communicating gameplay ideas to the player all while creating a compelling visual storytelling experience. An FX Artist on the team should be swift and efficient along with having a skull full of great ideas. All experience levels (from entry-level associate artists to more tenured senior-level artists) will be considered for this position.

Create spells, creature attacks, explosions and more FX animations in the World of Warcraft FX style
Strong hand painted texturing skill that fits within the larger world
Ability to prototype and create block-out FX
Enthusiasm for working closely with other Artists
Communicate with Production, Design, and other departments

Some level of experience developing particle systems and geometry based visual effects
Background in animation with an eye for timing is a plus
Understand real-time game development needs
Self-driven, passionate, creative problem solver, and a great team first attitude
Ability to explore a wide variety of ideas that push the World of Warcraft style

A demo reel link

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Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster 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 dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

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