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Lead Animator - World of Warcraft

Company: Blizzard Entertainment
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Team Name:World of WarcraftJob Title:Lead Animator - World of WarcraftRequisition ID:R015216Job Description:Your challenge is to help one of the most talented art teams build and bring the creatures of Azeroth to life. We've been fostering epic experiences for over 10 years, and your goal is to help expand the characters, creatures, and stories. We want you to work closely with the Art Director overseeing animation and other art leads to help drive the style forward.Our ideal candidate has extensive experience with animation on AAA games or films and demonstrated leadership capability. We are looking for someone passionate about the World of Warcraft animation style and ways to take it to the next level.LEADERSHIP DUTIESCreate prototype animations and other benchmark assetsMain point of communication between the animators and all other teams.Provide guidance during creative discussions with design and art leadershipManage a team of animators, spearheading project planning and ensuring our artistic quality while staying on schedulePartner with production to ensure schedules and plans meet business needsPartner with art management to ensure team is healthy and strongDAY TO DAY TASKSAssist in supporting and evolving the Animation team with constructive feedbackDrive improvements in processes and pipelineProvide animation direction to ensure the quality of their work is in line with the Art Director's vision and set deadlinesExplore a wide variety of ideas that push the WoW animationAbility to identify, mentor and grow talentEffectively collaborate with production, design, engineering, and other art departmentsYOUR BACKGROUNDExtensive experience animating for film/video games with some leadership experienceExceptional skills in animating humanoid bipeds, quadrupeds, and other creaturesUnderstand the animation style of World of Warcraft and a passion to push it forwardAble to collaborate closely with others and inclusive decision-makerSEND USResumePortfolio websiteBlizzard 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.

Keywords: Blizzard Entertainment, Irvine , Lead Animator - World of Warcraft, Other , Irvine, California

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