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Mid-Level Designer + Game-Capture Artist

Blizzard Entertainment
Santa Monica California 90405 United States of America
13 days ago
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Mid-Level Designer + Game-Capture Artist

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R017801

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Mid-Level Designer + Game-capture artist
World of Warcraft

Blizzard Entertainment’s Creative Marketing Services is looking for a mid-level Graphic Designer and Game-capture artist to assist with marketing creative for World of Warcraft. This will include creative support for major releases, content updates, social posts and WoW eSports. The designer must understand the audience and value of effective marketing. High-quality concepting and art diretion skills are a must. Additionally, the right candidate will have an awareness of current trends in marketing, online communication, and new media. Strong communication skills are needed for presenting concepts and art directing.

Responsibilities
● Collaborate with partners in Creative Services, as well as the Warcraft brand team and development team.
● Build original graphic assets for use in marketing, social media, and editorial projects.
● In-game screen capture, both motion and static, for use promoting the game in ad campaigns, social placements, blogs and shop pages.
● Versioning assets to various specifications including resolution, aspect ratios, and file types for various viewing platforms.
● Manipulate image composition and perform basic paint overs when necessary.
● Maintain knowledge of digital technology and social media trends, media requirements, and standard methodologies with an emphasis on mobile games.

Requirements
● Minimum of 5 years’ professional experience as a graphic designer.
● In-depth knowledge and love for World of Warcraft.
● A versatile technical skills, ability to work within game engines, and a boundary-pushing creative talent for re-purposing game assets for marketing uses.
● Strong conceptual skills and the ability to implement creative optimally and at the highest level of quality.
● Comprehensive understanding of design principles and typography. Outstanding eye for composition and color.
● Experience with building HTML5 banner ads with Adobe Animate.
● Motion graphics and video editing with After Effects and Adobe Premiere.
● Expertise in Photoshop and Illustrator.
● In-depth understanding of design fundamentals, keyart, typography, color.
● Ability to concept and storyboard animated/video ad placements, social media posts, and presentations.
● Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
● Passion for entertainment and pop culture: story, art, games, esports, music, movies, graphic novels, etc.

Pluses
● In-depth understanding of Blizzard games, lore, and art styles.
● Experience in the game industry
● Experience with digital photography, and/or machinima
Submission / Portfolio requirements
● Resume
● Portfolio demonstrating relevant design skills.
● Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album).
● Be willing to complete a test if requested to do so.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Blizzard Entertainment has been rated by Fortune as one of the "Best Places to Work" for several years running (and our ranking continues to rise!). Our goal is to delight our customers by never settling for anything but the highest quality and providing worlds filled with creativity and adventure around every corner. You are forward-thinking, engaging, eager to learn and ready to make an impact. We've been waiting for you!
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.

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