UX/UI Design Intern
Web & Mobile Irvine

Internship Term: 2019

UX/Visual Design Intern, Web & Mobile

Greetings, students! We’re geared up here to offer another round of epic internship experiences in 2019. The internship program offers the opportunity to pause your studies for one summer and work side-by-side with Blizzard Entertainment employees in your area of interest, doing real work that oftentimes ends up in production. As such, we hold you to the same high standards as anybody else in the company.

Just like our gameplay experiences, Blizzard internships are a fully immersive experience. We want interns who are enthusiastic about what they want to do for a living and excited to come in every day to learn and contribute in this hyper-creative atmosphere. Being fully engaged with our team also means communicating effectively and maintaining an open mind - one that is receptive to feedback and able to adapt and grow. Your hobbies and interests can also play in your favor. Passion for technology, gaming, game development, and an in-depth knowledge of Blizzard games, products, and services will always be a plus with us, regardless of the position you’re applying for. Be passionate about who you are, be into our industry, and be willing to go all-in and embrace this opportunity to the fullest!

QUEST OBJECTIVES

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a passionate and talented UX/Visual Design Intern to join the Web & Mobile team in Irvine, California, for the summer of 2019! You will join a hand-picked squad of engineers, designers, analysts, researchers, and program managers with an awesome mission: craft immersive and engaging web experiences for Blizzard games and their respective esports programs.

As UX/Visual Design Intern on the web team, you will combine your skills and passion for product, interaction, and visual design to help shape the end-to-end user experience of web initiatives for Blizzard games. You will use your strong understanding of all aspects of UX/UI design to inform research conducted on our sites and contribute to our web strategy. You will create wireframes, detailed visual mockups, and prototypes, participate in usability testing sessions to validate your designs, and work hand-in-hand with engineers to implement your work.

This internship is a perfect fit for candidates who embrace design thinking, are excited about working in a fast and agile environment, and are passionate about the opportunity to learn & grow within an established, fun, and highly motivated design team. Join us!

What you will be doing

  • Help define project strategy and end-to-end user experience in collaboration with the team and other Blizzard departments.
  • Understand the behavior and motivations of our users through the review of Google Analytics data, competitive analysis, interviews, A/B testing, and other research methods.
  • Create design solutions including wireframes, flowcharts, prototypes, and mockups.
  • Validate and iterate on your design solutions through feedback sessions, usability lab testing, live testing, etc.
  • Adapt product experiences to different audiences based on their needs and the devices they use (feature personalization, responsive design, accessibility, etc.).
  • Contribute to the creation, organization and distribution of project style guides, pattern libraries, and asset repositories.
  • Seek input and feedback from teammates and stakeholders across the company to help define design solutions, and present these solutions to the team.
  • Build close relationships with program managers, engineers, user researchers, content strategists, and quality assurance analysts to maintain strong project and team alignment.
  • Help drive design projects through research, execution, implementation, QA testing, launch, and ongoing support.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university, or planning to enroll in Fall 2018
  • Returning for at least one more semester or quarter following the Summer 2019 internship
  • Able to work fulltime hours for 11 – 12 weeks at the Blizzard office indicated in this job posting between May 2019 – August 2019 or June 2019 – September 2019 (group dates depend on when you get out of school)
  • Authorized to work in the US

LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently pursuing a degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD) in Design (e.g. interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial), HCI, CS, or a related field
  • Passion for web and mobile technology, gaming, and for creating great user-centered experiences
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (specifically Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Strong visual design, typography, layout, and composition skills, and understanding of the Blizzard art & visual style 
  • Experience creating wireframes, flows, and prototypes (using either Visio, Balsamiq, Axure, Omnigraffle, Adobe Suite, HTML, etc.)
  • Experience designing for mobile devices / responsive design  
  • Knowledge of methods for gathering and analyzing UX research data through competitive analysis, surveys, interviews, etc. preferred
  • Understanding of web technical basics (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, etc.) preferred
  • Experience working on multidisciplinary project teams under Agile methodology
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

QUEST ITEMS

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Portfolio
    • Please provide us with a URL or PDF file
    • Your portfolio should showcase project mockups, wireframes, case studies, etc. Bonus points if you provide Blizzard-inspired samples!

WARNING! Applications that do not include all of the required materials will not be considered. We’re serious about this – due to the volume of applications we receive, we only have time to consider complete submittals.

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 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 opportunities 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.