Concept Artist (Associate to Senior) - Hearthstone

Blizzard

Irvine, CA, USA

Full time

Oct 1

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Team Name:

HearthstoneJob Title:

Concept Artist (Associate to Senior) - HearthstoneRequisition ID:

R007445Job Description:

Pull up a chair and join us by the hearth! The Hearthstone team is looking for a 2D Concept Artist to work on new and exciting content for our players. The focus for this position will be on providing the art needed to help realize the vision for the game from initial concept to practical application. Responsibilities include creating of concepts that support / further the vision of the game, painting textures for use on in-game assets and working to provide a consistent aesthetic for the team. The ideal candidate has a firm grasp of composition, color, painting, and visual design.

Day to day tasks

  • Craft highly visionary character, creature, environment, and prop concepts that inspire a team and contribute to this game’s unrivaled visual direction.
  • Create mood paintings, color studies, and lighting keys to inform and inspire other disciplines.
  • Create alluring character and creature concepts that draw players in while helping character artists with creating 3D art.
  • Craft jaw-dropping illustration work to capture the game’s feel and enroll others in its unique artistic vision.
  • Partner with other artists, designers, and engineers to collaborate on creatively complex assignments to develop an inspirational art vision for this new Blizzard experience.

Requirements

  • Exceptional understanding of visual principles including form, shape, composition, design, and how they relate to game development specifically
  • Superior eye for lighting, value, color and details, and the ability to use them in creating beautiful textures, concept art and illustrations
  • Strong understanding of Blizzard’s visual style and the vision to take it in new and challenging directions
  • Self-motivation, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work within a team
  • Positive attitude with the ability to receive and provide objective feedback
  • You love to collaborate. Creating epic entertainment experiences is a team effort and you thrive when exploring ideas and working with others.
  • You love games, movies, and animation, and you love dissecting them while thinking about how to take them to the next level.
  • You have a passion for Blizzard games and understand our unique approach to creating art for our game universes.

Pluses

  • Strong foundation in the traditional arts including, but not limited to painting, sculpture, figure drawing, and illustration
  • Experience with 3D tools or peripherals such as Maya, 3ds Max, Zbrush or Mudbox
  • Passion for creating charming and lighthearted imagery
  • Previous game production experience

Submission / Portfolio requirements

  • Resume and cover letter required
  • Portfolio and / or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required
  • Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album).
  • Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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