Senior Outsource Artist (Character & Props) - Unannounced Project
Blizzard Entertainment
Irvine, CA
Event Type
Job Posting
TimeMonday, 9 August 20217am - 8am PDT
DescriptionBlizzard Entertainment is seeking a talented Senior Outsource Artist focused on characters and props to join us on an Unannounced Warcraft mobile project!

As a Senior Outsource Artist on this project, you will help to bring Warcraft’s art style through to global audiences. Your charge is to maintain the artistic vision set forth by the art director. Importantly, this will include giving direction on art assets produced by external artists, thus previous experience working with external artists is highly desired.

If you are ready to add your passion to a close-knit, collaborative community of artists and designers who are working together to shape a new Warcraft project, please read on.

COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.

Provide feedback (visually and verbally) on art assets, internally and externally
Own the quality control over incoming art assets; providing detailed feedback and approvals to the external artists in order to deliver quality assets to the development team
Create benchmark art assets and best practices guides
Partner with art leadership to help define and realize the art vision
Partner with production to ensure schedules and plans meet business and project needs
Enthusiasm for working closely with other artists, internally and externally
Communicate with production, design, and other departments

Experience in game art asset creation in a variety of software packages including Maya, Zbrush, Blender, Marmoset, and Photoshop
Solid grasp of hand-painted stylized work, anatomy, silhouette, color theory, and a good eye for detail
Mentorship experience of artists
Clear and concise communication and people skills
Has worked closely with game design teams to ensure art enhances the player experience
Organized, great follow-through, self-driven, and team player
Understanding of the visual style of the Warcraft franchise and a passion to push it to the next level

Experience working with outsourcing teams
Teaching experience
Familiarity with the Warcraft franchise

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!