Texture/Concept Artist
World of Warcraft Irvine
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled Texture/Concept Artist to work on the award winning World of Warcraft. The ideal candidate is experienced in creating highly crafted, hand painted and high resolution tile based texture sets. The texture artist should be an expert in digital painting and have a solid grasp of concept development. Some experience with a 3D software package is required.

Responsibilities

  • Create tiling, trim, and unique hand painted textures for building, dungeon, and other art assets
  • Overpaint screenshots for lighting keys and color palette information
  • Concept key art and loading screens
  • Create assets that fit within the World of Warcraft style
  • Enthusiasm for working closely with other Artists
  • Communicate with Production, Art Management, and other departments
Requirements
  • 2+ years of experience creating hand painted tile sets for either an AAA title or high-end indie title
  • Ability to create original concept artwork that explores a wide variety of ideas
  • Able to collaborate closely with a 3D artist and create a consistent vision
  • A thorough understanding of 2D paint packages
  • Good understanding of traditional art mythology including light, form, composition and color theory
  • Basic understanding of 3D software including UV unwrapping and basic modeling
Portfolio Requirements
  • Only digital applications will be accepted such as a website, blog or online album. Physical media will not be accepted
  • An art test might be required if the work presented doesn’t adequately demonstrate a similar style to Wow.
Pluses
  • A good understanding of 3D Studio Max or Maya
  • A degree or formal art education in illustration, traditional painting or industrial design
  • Understanding of the visual style of World of Warcraft and a passion to push it to the next level
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!

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