Senior Concept Artist at Blizzard Entertainment

Senior Concept Artist at Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an experienced Senior Concept Artist to work with the Hearthstone team on new and exciting content.

Responsibilities

  • Create 2D artwork to support the live game (Card Backs, Boards, UI elements, FX Storyboards and various other assets found in the existing game), applying Hearthstone’s whimsical take on World of Warcraft
  • Help design new characters, environments and story elements for use in future expansions
  • Mentor other artists on the team
  • Implement artwork into the game client using Unity3d and Perforce
  • Develop relationships with the design, engineering and UI teams to help maintain a “Gameplay First” approach to game development

 

Skills & Requirements

  • Strong understanding of Hearthstone's visual style and the facility to help drive its future from an artistic perspective
  • Ability to quickly iterate on an idea, as well as take an asset to a final illustrated state
  • In-depth knowledge of visual principles including form, shape, composition, design and how they relate to game development specifically
  • Superior eye for lighting, value, color and details and the ability to use them in creating new artwork for Hearthstone events
  • Self-motivated, collaborative, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work within a team with an eye to improving the player experience
  • Positive attitude and an ability to receive and provide objective feedback
  • A passion for games

Pluses

  • Strong foundation in the traditional arts including but not limited to painting, sculpture, figure drawing, illustration
  • Passion for creating charming and lighthearted imagery
  • Previous game production experience
  • Interests in other areas of art for games (animation, FX, UI, etc.)
  • Familiarity with the Warcraft universe

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