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Senior Hard Surface Artist

Company: Blizzard Entertainment
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 23, 2022

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R015219 Job Description: Senior Hard Surface Artist - Unannounced Survival Game Primary Location: Irvine; also open to permanent remote. We Want You A new world and a new journey await you. It is a world different from any other Blizzard has created. If you're a passionate game developer, and, well, a good human being, then we'd love to talk to you. We have a new AAA survival game in the works, set in a new IP for PC/Console. It's going to be amazing, and we'd love to bring you along for the ride. Together, we'll build something big, bold, and beautiful. As a Hard Surface / Weapons Character Artist, your goal is to supply amazing weapons and other items for all the characters and creatures in the game. Sometimes they're simple, sometimes they're incredibly detailed, but they always require an artist's touch to look as good as possible. Your contributions will pretty much always be visible in the game, so this is an exciting opportunity if you ask us! We believe our team is good. Really good. Granted, we're obviously biased. But we also believe there are lots of developers out there who can make us even better. You could be one of those people. If you're looking for a team where inclusion, thoughtfulness, empathy, professionalism, and collaboration are all seen as critically important, we believe our team could be a phenomenal fit for you. Join us and help craft our future! You can learn a bit more about this upcoming Unannounced Survival Game in our news release here! 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. You're good at: Partnering with other artists, designers, and tech artists to collaborate on creative solutions for complex character pipeline problems.
Crafting weapons and other items for game characters and creatures! This includes both high resolution 3D sculpts, hard surface modeling from scratch, and final low polygon and textured game assets. You're great at understanding the form, shape, structure, silhouette, details and surfacing, and everything else needed to make a believable asset, in any style or art directions.
Combining traditional hand-crafted art techniques with next gen PBR materials to create a unique visual style and beautiful assets.
Crafting versatile modular components as well as fully unique assets.
Understanding what "good" looks like. You have a great eye for light, shading, color, and details, ranging from closeups to looking at your assets from a far distance.
Experience with the different asset needs and requirements for various cameras and perspectives in gameplay.
Dealing with ambiguity and solving problems, and you happily adjust to the various needs of different game development phases. Extra awesome points for: Having professional experience as a character artist in the games industry, working on AAA games on major platforms.
Passion for playing video games and watching movies, and for always dissecting them and thinking about how to take them to the next level.
Also having skills and experience in related fields, like illustration, concept art, sculpting, animation etc. You'll need to provide us with: Your Resume.
Your Portfolio or Reel - 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. Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We've worked hard to champion an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything, and our core values are real. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply. Come help us bring the world together through epic entertainment!

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