Lead Prop Artist
World of Warcraft Irvine

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a Lead Prop Artist to champion prop art creation on World of Warcraft. We want you to work closely with the Art Directors to help drive the style forward. Our ideal candidate will be a voice for the prop team and have extensive experience in creating hand painted prop assets. Having strong understanding of animation and FX is a plus.

LEADERSHIP DUTIES

  • Create benchmark prop art assets (including concept, models, textures, animation and FX)
  • Able to represent the needs and interests of the prop team
  • Provide guidance during creative discussions with art leadership and design
  • Make decisions that keep the production moving forward
  • Partner with art management to ensure team is healthy and strong
  • Partner with production to ensure schedules and plans meet business needs

DAY TO DAY TASKS

  • Provide direction for the prop art team. This includes painting over screen captures, manipulating 3D models and painting textures
  • Work closely with Art Directors to help achieve a consistent vision
  • Self-driven, passionate, creative problem solver, and a great team first attitude
  • Ability to identify, mentor and grow talent
  • Communicate with production, design, and other departments

YOUR BACKGROUND

  • 7+ years of experience in game development concepting, modeling, and texturing objects
  • Experience animating objects and creating FX is a plus
  • Understand real-time game development needs
  • Able to collaborate closely with others and inclusive decision-maker
  • Ability to explore a wide variety of ideas that push the World of Warcraft style
  • Self-driven, passionate, creative problem solver, and a great team first attitude

SEND US

  • Resume
  • Portfolio website

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