Lead World Artist - World of Warcraft

Blizzard Entertainment
Irvine California 92618 United States of America
13 days ago

Team Name:

World of Warcraft

Job Title:

Lead World Artist - World of Warcraft

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Job Description:

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a Lead World Artist to help drive the vision and implementation of art for game spaces in World of Warcraft. You will collaborate with the Art and Design disciplines to build our highly immersive and beautiful world that is enjoyed by millions of players every day. You will participate in the creation of all types of spaces, ranging from exterior zones, dungeons, raids, arenas, battlegrounds and more, working closely with our World Artists and World Builders to establish the look and feel of levels, and take block - outs to final art polish. Your detailed understanding of world building, artistic composition, and boundless creativity will be integral to supporting the player experience and telling the visual stories of the world...of Warcraft!

Can you see yourself working on our epic gameplay experiences? If so, your goal is to help expand the world by making the game spaces breathtaking, polished, and game-play friendly. We want to see candidates with demonstrated leadership capability, extensive experience developing with game levels in Environment Art or Level/World Building positions on one or more AAA games, and a deep understanding of how world art affects gameplay.

What you will do…

  • Manage, mentor, evaluate, and provide feedback to a team of World Artists
  • Uphold and grow high quality standards for art , design, and game performance
  • Be the voice of the World Art team during creative discussions with other departments
  • Communicate frequently with d esign partners on the World Building team to ensure the world art successfully support s WoW level flow & navigation, visual storytelling, and questing experiences
  • Partner with Production to scope, plan and organize multiple simultaneous projects
  • Collaborate with A rt M anagement to ensure team is healthy and strong
  • Work closely with the Design and Art Directors to help achieve a consistent vision
  • Champion work / life balance for the world building team
  • Promote, contribute to, and participate in our culture of inclusion and diversity

To succeed, you must have…

  • Strong communication , collaboration, and inclusive decision-making skills!
  • Extensive e xperience performing in a n e nvironment a rt/ world building role or equivalent
  • Highly skilled in the artistic visual execution of outdoor world spaces in multiplayer games

We are also interested in hearing stories you may have about …

  • Experience leading projects or teams
  • Experience working on MMO’s or open-world games
  • Experience with WoW

Send us…

  • Resume
  • Portfolio website

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification in the job posting. At Activision Blizzard we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, so we strongly encourage you to apply even if you don’t believe you meet every single qualification outlined. We also do our best to ensure all applications received are responded to.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to our employees. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to champion an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences...ever. Join us!

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