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Help Wanted: Blizzard Entertainment

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years the name Blizzard should ring a bell. Thanks to a little game called “World of Warcraft,” this development studio has become a household name when it comes to developing video games. And, even though times are a bit rough, the millions who plop down their hard earned cash every month towards “WoW” are helping to keep this company afloat (and seemingly untouchable by the economic downturn).  The current positions being offered by Blizzard are for a 3D Character Artist, 2D Artist and Game Designer to work out of their California studio.  Both positions look to be entry to mid level stuff, so anyone looking to break in should check em’ out!

3D Character Artist

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled 3D character artist to join the World of Warcraft team. The ideal candidate has experience modeling and texturing a diverse visual range of characters and creatures. A solid grasp of form, structure, color, and light for both 2D and 3D art assets is essential. The character artist must be skilled in another form of art production as well — illustration, modeling, texturing, animation, concept drawing — and be well-versed in related tools –3ds Max, Photoshop, etc. The ideal candidate also works well in an environment with peers who are passionate about making great games.

Requirements

  • 3+ years experience in game development modeling and texturing characters using 3ds Max and Photoshop (or equivalent 3D and 2D programs)
  • An exceptional understanding of human and creature anatomy and a keen eye towards form, shape, structure, and silhouette in regards to modeling
  • Superior eye for light, shade, color and detail in creating texture maps
  • Self-motivation, good communication skills, and a great team-player attitude
  • Skill in one or more of the related creation tasks - illustration, modeling, texturing, animation, concept drawing

Pluses

  • Have shipped AAA PC or console titles as a 3D character artist
  • Strong foundation in the traditional arts, including but not limited to figure drawing and illustration
  • A passion for developing online games
  • Understanding of the visual style of World of Warcraft and a passion to push it to the next level

APPLY HERE!


2D Artist

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled 2D artist to work on its award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft. The ideal candidate has experience creating visually compelling textures for terrain, world architecture, in-game objects, and user interface elements. The artist must have a strong understanding of, and an ability to create, assets that fit the visual art style of World of Warcraft. A creative imagination and an exceptional understanding of form, structure, color, and light are essential. The 2D artist should have a basic understanding of game art creation (low-poly modeling and texturing) and be well-versed in related tools — Photoshop, Painter, 3ds Max, etc. The ideal candidate works well in an environment of peers who are passionate about making great games.

Requirements

  • Proficiency using Adobe Photoshop or equivalent 2D paint program
  • Superior eye for light, shade, color, and detail in creating texture maps
  • Strong sense of form, shape, structure, and silhouette in regards to illustration and environmental design
  • Outstanding graphic design skills and strong painting background
  • Understanding of the visual style of World of Warcraft and a passion to push it to the next level
  • Self-motivation, good communication skills, and a great team-player attitude
  • A passion for games
  • Ability to work full-time in the Irvine, California area

Pluses

  • Shipped AAA PC or console titles as an artist
  • Strong foundation in the traditional arts, including but not limited to figure drawing, landscape painting, and illustration
  • A passion for developing online games

APPLY HERE!


Game Designer

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented and enthusiastic game designer for the World of Warcraft team. This position will involve the design and implementation of creature placement, behavior, encounters, and events. The ideal candidate will have experience in game design, a strong aptitude for critical thinking and analysis, boundless creativity, a strong visual aesthetic, and a passion for playing games.

Requirements

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to work well under deadlines
  • Solid math and organizational skills
  • Ability to work creatively in a demanding technical environment
  • Expertise in World of Warcraft gameplay
  • Absolute passion for playing and making computer games

Pluses

  • Dungeon and raiding experience in other MMOs
  • Familiarity with high-level scripting languages such as Lua or Python
  • Leadership position within an MMO guild
  • Professional experience as a game designer

APPLY HERE!

Note:

No calls or follow-up emails. These are full-time positions in Irvine, California.

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