Art Director (Hearthstone) at Blizzard

Art Director (Hearthstone) at Blizzard

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptional art director to help them drive the artistic vision and development of Hearthstone.

Responsibilities

  • Create concept paintings and other benchmark assets that establish quality expectations and inspire others.
  • Provide day-to-day coaching and leadership for a team of artists, including career guidance, mentorship, and overall culture development.
  • Participate in written review cycle, ratings, and help drive to build the talent of the team.
  • Welcome and encourage feedback, team discussions, and foster an environment of safe and productive iteration.
  • A proven ability to visually tackle problems in collaboration with the broader game team, including other artists, art leads, and design leads.
  • Collaborate with other art directors across the company in defining and continuing to develop Blizzard's unique visual style.
  • Proven experience directing and supporting artists across multiple art disciplines.
  • Partner with production to ensure schedules and plans meet business and project needs.
  • Partner with other disciplines to ensure the team is healthy and strong.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience crafting video game art.
  • A minimum of 5 years in a leadership role and proven abilities in leadership to drive the creative direction of a game.
  • At least 5 years' experience working in AAA games.
  • You shine in collaborative work culture and truly enjoy working with others.
  • You take initiative to solve problems and have excellent follow-through.
  • Extensive experience in developing a unique and cohesive visual style in a team environment.
  • Proven track record of delivering clear and consistent visual feedback that elevates the art team’s work.
  • A desire to work closely with game design to make sure the game's art improves the player experience.
  • An ability and desire to explore a wide variety of ideas to push Blizzard’s art style.

Pluses

  • A real passion for card or strategy games.
  • Extensive experience playing Blizzard games.

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Art Director (Hearthstone) at Blizzard