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Dream Job: Environment Artist on Overwatch
22 March, 2017
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Blizzard is looking for a talented environment modeler with a focus on architecture/level art, who can develop cool stuff for Overwatch.

The lucky chosen one will closely work with concept, environment and level design team to create levels that are both gameplay-oriented, beautiful and consistent with the handcrafted art styles that our games are known for. There’s a test to do and you need to provide a portfolio. And don’t forget to add your 80.lv interview for some extra trustworthy impression. Needless to say, that this is a dream opportunity. Working on such a massive game as an environment artist will help you to get to a whole new level in your career. They don’t mention the visa on the application page, but it’s safe to assume you have to have a permission to work in USA.

Responsibilities

  • Use concept art inspiration to create game assets that make our world come alive.
  • Use next-gen materials and pipelines to forge assets for use in the game engine.
  • Iterate on level art and layout with designers via prototyping and group critiques to improve look and gameplay.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in game development as an artist specializing in level art/architectural modeling
  • Exceptional understanding of next generation asset creation pipelines and tools
  • An exceptional understanding of form, shape, structure, and silhouette
  • Superior eye for light, shade, color, and detail in creating texture maps
  • Passion for level design
  • Self-motivation, good communication skills, and a great team-player attitude
  • Able to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary art team to help bring environments to life within the vision of the game design
  • Proven problem-solving / prototyping ability
  • Able to effectively collaborate with game designers and programmers
  • Understanding of the visual style of Blizzard games and a passion to push it to the next level

Pluses

  • Experience in creating visual designs that support gameplay oriented goals
  • Experience with BSP level design
  • Skill in one or more related disciplines – lighting, VFX, or concept
  • Have shipped AAA PC or console titles as an environment/level artist.
  • Good technical chops and the ability to quickly master new pipelines and tools

Submission / Portfolio requirements

  • Cover Letter is required
  • Portfolio 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

Apply for an environment artist position at Blizzard.

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