3D Production Artist
Hearthstone Irvine

The Hearthstone team is looking for a 3D modeler with a focus on environment and other non-character assets. This individual’s many talents and creativity will help continue to add quality art to Hearthstone in a way that continues to build on the handcrafted/illustrative feel to the game that we are known for.

Are you the type who wishes to be a part of a small, close-knit team of creatives whose greatest dream is to make valuable contributions to a game you feel passionately about? Then we want to talk with you!

Responsibilities

  • Craft 3D models throughout the game including the playful game boards, card packs, varying pieces of the mission related content or the newest card backs all in the fun/whimsical style that is synonymous with Hearthstone’s take on the World of Warcraft.
  • Work closely with the rest of the art team to maintain a consistent and always improving aesthetic across all the assets in the game via quick prototyping and critiques.
  • Develop relationships with the design, engineering and UI teams to help maintain a “Gameplay First” approach to game development.

Requirements

  • Proven ability to model and texture hard surface/rigid objects within a range of styles (painterly to realistic)
  • Skilled in developing artwork that works across a wide range of system configurations (looks great on the newest graphics chips but still holds up on a variety of mobile devices)
  • Extraordinary understanding of visual principles including form, shape, composition, design and how they relate to game development specifically
  • Superior eye for lighting, value, color and details and the ability to use them in building beautiful textures, concept art and illustrations
  • Self-motivation, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability/want to work within a team
  • Positive attitude and an ability to receive and provide objective feedback
  • A real passion for games

Pluses

  • Deep understanding of the Unity engine
  • Previous experience with Playmaker and it’s various components
  • Strong foundation in the traditional arts including but not limited to painting, sculpture, figure drawing, illustration.
  • Passion for crafting charming and lighthearted imagery and a love of the Hearthstone aesthetic
  • Previous game production experience
  • Strong technical background that allows for heightened problem solving and a deeper understanding of the pipeline and tools
  • Previous experience with/a passion for visual FX and animation

Submission/Portfolio Requirements

  • Cover Letter is required
  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills required
  • Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog, or online album)
  • Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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