Lead VFX Artist - World of Warcraft

Blizzard Entertainment
Irvine California 92618 United States of America
12 days ago
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Team Name:

World of Warcraft

Job Title:

Lead VFX Artist - World of Warcraft

Requisition ID:

R016432

Job Description:

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a Lead VFX Artist to champion VFX in World of Warcraft. You will bridge the gap between art and design to communicate gameplay and tell stories. The visual style, quality, implementation, and planning all falls under the responsibility of the Lead VFX Artist. Our ideal candidate has extensive experience with hand painted art styles, creating VFX art for one or more AAA games, and has demonstrated leadership capability.

DAY TO DAY TASKS

· Oversee the visual development of spells, creature attacks, explosions and more VFX animations

· Partner with Art Directors and drive the visual look of VFX in World of Warcraft

· Provide guidance during creative discussions with Design and Art Leads

· Make decisions that keep production moving forward

· Be the voice of the VFX art team

· Ability to prototype and create block-out VFX

· Work closely with Design to ensure high-quality implementation of VFX

· Partner with Production to ensure schedules and plans meet business needs

· Partner with Art Management to ensure team is healthy and strong

YOUR BACKGROUND

· Extensive experience developing video game VFX

· Background in animation with an eye for timing is a plus

· Understand real-time game development needs

· Self-driven, passionate, creative problem solver, and a great team-first attitude

· Ability to explore a wide variety of ideas that push the World of Warcraft style

· Ability to identify, mentor and grow talent

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