Senior User Interface Artist
Unannounced Project Irvine, California

How would it feel for your contributions to have a major impact across all game development at Blizzard? This is your chance to find out! Blizzard Entertainment is developing a modern, cross-platform game engine to power the future of Blizzard games. This new project pushes the bleeding edge of technology both at Blizzard and for the gaming industry as a whole. You’ll join a collaborative team of experienced and highly skilled game developers who will work with teams across the company to deliver a truly epic game engine. Help shape the future of gaming! Are you in?

We are seeking a talented User Interface (UI) Artist with a passion for crafting highly usable and beautiful interfaces.  Your mission is to define the visual style of the engine’s editor.  The editor is the command center of the entire game engine.  Teams across Blizzard will use this tool every day to build awesome games.  The editor must be highly usable, feel welcoming, and look slick.  You’ll work closely with our UX designers and developers from all disciplines to achieve this goal.

Responsibilities

  • Define the visual style for the editor including iconography, color, fonts, and interface elements
  • Be a partner to UX in designing the best game editing user experience possible
  • Create concepts, visual mock-ups, and prototypes
  • Develop motion comps and explore the appropriate use of animation
  • Create final art assets for the editor
  • Assist engineers with implementation to ensure the final product reflects the design vision
  • Receive actionable feedback and iterate as appropriate 

Requirements

  • A passion for user interfaces, art, graphic design, and animation
  • A minimum of 3 years of UI art/design experience
  • Ability to navigate the balance between visually pleasing and functional user interfaces
  • Expert knowledge of art tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects
  • Excellent communication skills for gathering feedback and presenting concepts

Pluses

  • Experience designing game tool interfaces or other desktop applications
  • General familiarity with user-centered design best practices and trends
  • Experience using 3rd Party tools and game engine editors
  • Shipped at least one AAA game as a UI artist/designer
  • A passion for video games

Submission / Portfolio Instructions

  • Cover Letter is preferred
  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant UI art/design skills
  • Only online submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album)
  • Must be willing to complete a UI test if requested to do so

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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