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Company Name:
Blizzard Entertainment
Location:
Irvine, California
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Visual Arts
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
PC / Windows
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Some College

Concept / Visual Development Artist (Environment)

The concept artist has to have a playful imagination coupled with a high degree of artistic skill.  They’ll be expected to take a seed of an idea and flush out all aspects of the design. This may include a small prop, to a full culture kit all the way to a mood painting that defines the emotional intent of an environment.  The role requires a strong sense of caricature, design, color theory, human anatomy, architecture and the ability to push the Wow style. 

 

Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience creating concept artwork for animation, film, or videogames
  • Able to explore a wide variety of ideas that push the Wow style
  • Able to produce final illustration quality production paintings
  • Collaborate closely with the art director to keep a consistent vision
  • Work with a variety of people including those who are not versed in art
  • A thorough understanding of 2D paint packages

Portfolio Requirements

  • Environment designs that explore a wide range of styles and explore specific moods
  • Paintings that demonstrate a wide range of techniques from classical to stylized that shows a deep understanding of composition, color theory, and story telling
  • Individual prop and building designs including developmental sketches
  • Life drawing and plainer paintings is a plus
  • Only digital applications will be accepted such as a website, blog or online album. Physical media will not be accepted
  • An art test might be required if the work presented doesn’t adequately demonstrate an ability to match the WoW art style

Pluses

  • A degree or formal art education in illustration, traditional painting or visual development
  • Understanding of the visual style of World of Warcraft
  • Extensively played World of Warcraft

 

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated companies is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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