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Senior Character Artist - Overwatch 2

Company: Blizzard Entertainment
Location: Irvine
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Team Name:OverwatchJob Title:Senior Character Artist - Overwatch 2Requisition ID:R016776Job Description:Senior Character Artist - Overwatch 2Primary Location: Irvine, CA; also open to permanent remote option.Blizzard is looking for a highly motivated and talented Character Artist (PVE) to join our Overwatch art team in Irvine, California. In this role you will use your modeling and surfacing skills to bring new characters and creatures to life and expand the horizons of Overwatch with a focus on enemy factions.Your broader experience with game development and the character pipeline will help you work collaboratively with designers, concept artists, technical artists and animators to ensure that you are always putting gameplay first when it comes to developing amazing characters.In short, you'll be part of a close-knit, collaborative community of artists, engineers and designers whose sole goal is to make a truly epic and immersive game experience.Sound fun? If you're up to the challenge of helping realize the next epic Blizzard title, we want to hear from you!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.ResponsibilitiesCreate both high resolution 3D sculpts and final low polygon and texture game assetsCouple hand crafted techniques and next-gen materials to achieve our unique style.Feeling comfortable to operate in an open and iterative production environment.RequirementsMinimum of 5 years' experience in game development as an artist specializing in character modeling using Maya, Photoshop, Substance Painter, Zbrush or Mudbox.Exceptional understanding of next generation asset creation pipelines and toolsDemonstrated proficiency in traditional hard-surface poly modeling techniquesAn exceptional understanding of sculpting form, shape, structure, and silhouette.Great eye for light, shading, color, and detail in creating texture mapsSelf-motivation, outstanding communication skills, and a great team-player attitudeAble to work creatively as part of a large or small groupProven problem-solving / prototyping abilityAble to effectively collaborate with every department of a game development team (game designers, programmers, tech art, animation, etc.)Understanding of the visual style of Blizzard games and a passion to push it to the next levelPassion for video gamesPlusesExperience in creating visual designs that support gameplay oriented goalsSkill in one or more related disciplines - illustration, animation, visual effects, or technical artExperience with Allegorithmic Substance PainterHave shipped an AAA PC or console title as a character artistSubmission / Portfolio requirementsPortfolio and / or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills requiredOnly online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album).Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do soBlizzard 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!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.

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