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Senior Environment Artist - Unannounced Survival Game

Company: Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 26, 2023

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Senior Environment Artist - Unannounced Survival Game

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Job Description:

Senior Environment Artist - Unannounced Survival Game

Location: This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is Irvine, CA.

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.

Your Mission

Are you an environment artist with a passion for creating breathtaking worlds that entice exploration? Then you might be the perfect fit for our team. As an environment artist, you'll have the opportunity to craft immersive experiences that captivate audiences and leave them hungry for more. With our exciting projects and supportive team, there's no better place to take your artistic skills to the next level.

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.

You're good at:

  • Modeling, sculpting, texturing, and assembling highly creative environment art assets, including natural environments and architecture.
  • Combining traditional art aesthetics with next gen 3D authoring techniques to create a unique visual style for environments.
  • Developing a broad range of environment assets that include trees, architecture, foliage, and other things, including highly creative and unique points of interest.
  • Taking your high poly sculpts and source art and creating real-time environment art models and textures that are production ready.
  • Partnering with other artists, designers, and engineers. We build our games collaboratively.

    Extra awesome points for:
    • 8+ years of experience working on AAA games for major platforms.
    • You have an exceptional understanding of the world around you, and a keen eye towards developing alluring and captivating environments that draw the player in.
    • Knowing the latest and greatest modeling, sculpting and procedural techniques and for knowing how to use them optimally to create hand crafted and stylized art.
    • Consuming a ton of games, movies, animation, or other creative things.

      You'll need to provide us with:
      • Your Resume
      • Your Portfolio - Only digital applications will be accepted such as a website, blog, or online album.
      • An art test may be required

        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! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

        We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

        Our World

        At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we've been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We're on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences...ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard "secret recipe," but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.

        The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

        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, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.


        We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for 'Every World' - we've got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
        • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
        • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
        • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
        • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
        • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

          Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting

          In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $80,800.00 - $149,400.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.

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