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

Starcraft II - FX Artist

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled 3D FX artist to work on our StarCraft and Heroes of the Storm universes.  The ideal 3D FX artist candidate is able to conceptualize and create natural, sci-fi and fantastical effects, all for real-time use.  From crazy arcane fireballs to insane plasma beams, this person must be driven to create compelling effects and achieve the awesome quality and flavor Blizzard Entertainment games are known for. 

  • Experience developing particle systems and geometry based visual effects
  • Strong Photoshop skills for creating effect textures for use with particle systems / animated geometry
  • Self-driven, passionate, creative problem solver, and a great team first attitude
  • A passion for video games
  • Understanding of Blizzard Entertainment’s visual style, and the desire to push it to the next level
  • Modeling and texturing experience for props, and / or characters is a big plus
  • Strong working knowledge of 3ds Max, or equivalent 3D programs
  • Animation experience
  • Previously shipped a AAA PC, or console title
  • Experience with the creation of next-gen shaders, and materials
  • Experience with MaxScript, or Mel
Required Application Materials
  • Resume
  • Demo Reel demonstrating excellent 3D animation skills
  • Cover Letter
**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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