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Lead UI Artist - Warcraft Arclight Rumble

Company: Blizzard Entertainment
Location: Irvine
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Team Name:

Mobile

Job Title:
Lead UI Artist - Warcraft Arclight Rumble

Requisition ID:
R013428

Job Description:

As a Lead UI Artist, you will primarily be responsible for guiding a crew of UI Artists and UX Designers toward creating visually appealing and thoughtfully crafted UI interfaces for Warcraft Arclight Rumble, the new mobile title just released. You should possess an excellent understanding of material rendering, and lighting, and have a strong sense of timing for animating UI elements. This role would be well suited for an artist that understands the hand-painted texturing aesthetic of World of Warcraft and can apply that knowledge of form, silhouette, and composition by guiding artists through regular feedback. This role is a split between people management and individual art contributions to the project. The Lead UI artist will help grow and mentor our current UI team while maintaining a high-quality standard for all assets delivered by the UI group.

Responsibilities
Lead a small team of UI artists and UX designers towards creating compelling hand-painted UI screens
Work closely with the Art Director and Game Director to deliver UI that creates compelling player moments while raising the artistic quality standard for the UI team
Provide regular feedback and review of UI Artist's work
Collaborate with UX designers, game designers, and UI engineers to build appealing and intuitive interfaces
Create and maintain UI workflows that help improve efficiency, adding to and maintaining a UI style guide, and documenting the process as it is created.
Work closely with recruiting to hire UI talent for the team and onboard/offboard artists to and from the project
Required Qualifications
Strong proficiency in artistic fundamentals, appealing design, and interesting animation
A portfolio that displays proven ability to illustrate hand-painted UI using digital content creation tools
Excellent communication skills, as this is a very collaborative role
Desired Qualifications
Experience leading UI artists, managing reports, and developing the skills of those artists
UI implementation experience in Unity
Previous shipped mobile game experience
Strong familiarity with the Warcraft universe
Required Application Materials
Resume
Cover Letter
Portfolio: Please include any examples of game projects you've worked on, either independently or professionally

Covid-19 Hiring Update: We've transitioned to a work-from-home model, and we're continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person's circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.

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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