UI / Visual Design Intern
Battle.net Irvine

Internship Term: 2019

UI / VISUAL DESIGN INTERN

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 UI / Visual Design Intern to join the Battle.net team in Irvine, California, for the summer of 2019! We are looking for a visual designer with strong UI skills who wants to join our user experience team in order make awesome stuff for our players. You’ll be working with our Design Leads to help craft the vision for many of our Blizzard products – Battle.net website, our Desktop App, mobile apps, Shop, etc. We believe that designing from the gut is not enough, so we are looking for a UI designer that loves getting user validation and is not afraid of a user-centered design process. This means working closely with our UX designers and researchers to gain empathy with early stage user feedback, helping the team define goals and strategy, crafting solutions together, and iterating until we reach Blizzard quality.

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!

Responsibilities

  • Create and show solutions – Build visual strategies, wireframes, page layouts, interactions, prototypes, color palettes, icons, etc.
  • Iterate based on “validated learning” – Help with usability, interviews, and more designs – in collaboration with the research team
  • Deliver and follow through – Launch ideas (e.g. detailed designs, final assets, style guides, etc) and assist in post launch analysis with our analytics & research team

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) and Sketch
  • 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.