Concept Artist

About the Employer

Team Name:

Classic Games

Job Title:Concept Artist

Requisition ID:R003733

Job Description:

We pride ourselves in forging amazing worlds and experiences for our players to dive into! To accomplish these epic goals, we need passionate, creative, smart, driven people with kickass talent.

We are looking for a concept artist to join our team on an unannounced project. This is a hyper-creative role for an artist with a vibrant imagination coupled with a high degree of artistic skill. You will be expected to assist in defining the overall look and feel of a wide variety of characters, weapons, environments and other elements. This role requires a strong sense of design as well as the ability to render highly detailed concepts. We value a tightknit team that celebrates artistic passion and pushing the creative bounds. If you have the desire to push your talents to help us create an awesome Blizzard experience, then join us!

COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.

Responsibilities

  • Work in conjunction with the 3d character artists to create a high-quality asset from beginning to finish.
  • Create environmental concepts that include landscape/architectural designs, props, and occasional mood paintings.
  • Create original character and object concepts for every aspect of the project, including character sheets and multiple object view angles.
  • Iterate on in-game assets with production artists via paint overs, studies, and group critiques.
  • Work with the art director and leads to flesh out the creative aspects of the project.

Requirements

  • Self-motivation, good communication skills, and a great team-player attitude
  • Strong understanding of digital content creation tools such as Photoshop, Painter, etc.
  • Excellent illustration skills, deep understanding of composition, anatomy, color theory, values, form, shape language, and silhouette
  • Able to carry an idea from the conceptual phase to the finished illustration and to full implementation
  • A passion for games

Pluses

  • Previous experience working on a first-person or other action-oriented game
  • Working knowledge 3D art techniques and software packages such as Maya, 3Ds Max, or Zbrush
  • Strong foundation in the traditional arts, including but not limited to figure drawing, landscape painting, and illustration
  • Have shipped AAA PC or console titles as a concept artist

Still excited?

Send the team your cover letter (optional), resume and portfolio link (both required).

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster 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 dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!