2D Layout Artist, Creative Development - Temp
Creative Development Irvine

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptional 2D Layout Artist who is excited to help create and enhance our award-winning animated shorts with a focus on our epic 2.5D illustrated shorts.  As a 2D Layout Artist you have an exceptional eye for composition, lighting and cinematography and are pivotal in establishing the look and feel of every shot of our animated shorts by creating beautiful layout drawings.

Job Summary/Duties:

  • Collaborate with Directors, Art Directors, the Storyboard and Illustration teams to create 2D layout drawings which define the cinematic tone, lighting, focus and composition of our animated shorts with a focus on our 2.5D shorts.
  • Establish character blocking, camera positioning and camera animation.
  • Elaborate on storyboard images by creating layout drawings to inform illustrators how to construct their paintings.
  • Cleanly setup layout files into separate layers as needed to tell the Director’s story and to be consumed by the illustration, editorial and motion story teams.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Expert in fundamentals of drawing.
  • Expert understanding of perspective.
  • Expert eye for composition and lighting.
  • Expert design skills.
  • Expertise in programs such as Adobe Photoshop or Storyboard Pro.
  • Excellent communication skills and eager to work with a team of talented artists.

Pluses:

  • Professional storyboarding experience.
  • Professional concept art skills and experience.
  • Professional illustration skills.
  • Knowledge of Blizzard’s various games and animated shorts.

Application Materials:

  • Resume (PDF Preferred)
  • Demo Reel / Portfolio Website
  • Job Status: Temporary
  • Primary Location: United States-CA-Irvine

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!

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.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

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.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.