UI Artist
World of Warcraft Irvine, California

Blizzard Entertainment is currently looking for an experienced, creative and artistically talented User Interface (UI) Artist for World of Warcraft.  The UI Artist will work closely with the UI Design Lead, Art Director, and Designers to conceptualize the visual style and interactive experience for World of Warcraft and any related projects.

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 closely with the UI Design Lead and Art Director to conceptualize the overall UI aesthetic while maintaining an intuitive user experience.
  • Create a unique, and engaging visual identity that supports, and reinforces gameplay.
  • Create and implement a large array of UI components which includes icons, HUD, menus, effects and animations.
  • Apply, and maintain a consistent art style throughout the entire project interface.
  • Collaborate with a team of engineers in the implementation of UI components.
  • Actively maintain file and resource organization.

REQUIREMENTS 

  • A minimum of 3 years' experience working in the graphics arts, interaction design, or advertising field.
  • Strong graphic design skills -- iconography creation, artistic sense, and fluency in Adobe Photoshop -- an understanding of World of Warcraft visual identity and sensibilities.
  • Strong ability to digitally 2D render and paint all types of materials and surfaces -- Ability to work in the painterly style of World of Warcraft. 
  • Awareness of current trends in Web and user interface design.
  • Able to understand technical implementations and limitations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Able to work well with a team in a dynamic, cross-discipline, and iterative setting.
  • Positive attitude and the ability to receive and provide objective feedback.
  • A passion for video games, and user interface art and design.

PLUSES 

  • Experience creating UI art for MMORPG or Fantasy Games.
  • Traditional 2D sketching and composition skills
  • Experience designing conceptual wireframes, user flow diagrams, and prototypes to solidify design direction. 
  • Extensive experience playing Blizzard Entertainment games
  • Passion for World of Warcraft.

SEND US

  • Resume
  • Portfolio website

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!

Job Status: Full-Time

Primary Location: United States-CA-Irvine

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.

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.

Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to talentacquisition@blizzard.com. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

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