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Company Name:
Blizzard Entertainment
Location:
Irvine, California
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Visual Arts
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Mac OS X, PC / Windows, Playstation 3
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
High School or equivalent

Diablo III - Senior Concept Artist

As a senior concept artist you are at the tip of the spear of creating and championing new worlds for our games. You are an integral part of the team and are a key contributor in generating visuals to support our games.  We’re looking for artists that are self-starting, versatile, and enjoy being part of a collaborative environment.  The ideal candidate shares our sensibilities, loves dark gothic medieval worlds, and feels there are countless stories left to tell!

 

Responsibilities

  • Create environmental concepts that include landscape / architectural designs, props, and occasional mood paintings.
  • Create character / creature concepts including character sheets and detailed callouts of equipment and weapons.
  • Iterate on game assets with production artists via paint overs, studies, and group critiques.
  • Visualize complex environments through the use of basic components.

Requirements

  • Strong understanding of digital content creation tools such as Photoshop, Painter, etc.
  • Excellent illustration skills, deep understanding of composition, anatomy, color theory, values, form, shape language, and silhouette
  • An exceptional understanding of human and creature anatomy with a keen eye towards form, shape, structure, and silhouette in regards to illustration and design
  • Understanding of the distinctive Blizzard Entertainment visual style and a passion to push it to the next level
  • A passion for video games

Pluses

  • Working knowledge 3D art techniques and software packages such as Maya, 3Ds Max, or Zbrush
  • Strong foundation in the traditional arts, including but not limited to figure drawing, landscape painting, and illustration
  • Have shipped AAA PC or console titles as a concept artist

Submission / Portfolio requirements

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Portfolio of relevant work required
    • Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album)Willingness to complete art test if required

**Only submittals with all three will be considered.

 

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

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