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Blizzard has several job offers for talented artists out there. Take a look at what the company has in store for technical and concept artists.
You’ll leverage your skills by providing support throughout the character production process, working closely with character artists; rigging and skinning character bodies and faces, and preparing them technically for export.
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in rigging / skinning characters in Maya, or similar software Strong knowledge of character kinematics, deformations, and topology High proficiency in character skinning, physics, and technical workflows.
Experience generating cloth / hair rigs and create art directed shot simulations Thorough knowledge of layout, modeling, rigging, simulations, animation tools, and workflows currently used in the industry Strong communications skills Knowledge on subjects such as Maya tool development and pipeline design Experience in Python, or other programming languages Passion for Blizzard games Experience in Destruction, VFX, Material Creation, etc.
Senior Concept Artist II
The senior concept artist II will have the core responsibility to lead a team of concept artists to create project defining finished artwork that expands on the inherent charm and whimsy of Hearthstone’s art style. This may include anything from a new card back, a board for the latest expansion a piece of user interface, or a mood painting that defines the emotional intent of an expansion or feature. The role requires a strong sense of caricature and design, color theory, mastery of character design, composition, architecture and the ability to define and expand the Hearthstone style.
Create project defining artwork that maintains and furthers the look and feel of Hearthstone both in and out of the game environment. Collaborate closely with the art director to maintain a consistent vision. Provide feedback to the team in order to ensure the art department produces artwork at the expected quality level. Assist the Production and Art team in coordinating art tasks.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in creating concept or illustration artwork for animation, film, or video games Strong understanding of distinctive Blizzard Entertainment visual style and a fearless ability to explore a wide variety of ideas that push the Hearthstone style to the next level Experience in managing small teams of artists and helping define the culture of both the game and the team itself A proven ability to visually solve problems in collaboration with the broader game team including art, design, engineering, and production Demonstrated ability to generate and iterate on artistic ideas quickly Demonstrated ability to produce final illustration quality production paintings Expert understanding of traditional art methodology including light, form, composition, and color theory