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Lead Animator - World of Warcraft

Company: Blizzard Entertainment
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Team Name: World of Warcraft Job Title:
Lead Animator - World of Warcraft Requisition ID:
R015216 Job 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 DUTIES Create prototype animations and other benchmark assets
Main point of communication between the animators and all other teams.
Provide guidance during creative discussions with design and art leadership
Manage a team of animators, spearheading project planning and ensuring our artistic quality while staying on schedule
Partner with production to ensure schedules and plans meet business needs
Partner with art management to ensure team is healthy and strong DAY TO DAY TASKS Assist in supporting and evolving the Animation team with constructive feedback
Drive improvements in processes and pipeline
Provide animation direction to ensure the quality of their work is in line with the Art Director's vision and set deadlines
Explore a wide variety of ideas that push the WoW animation
Ability to identify, mentor and grow talent
Effectively collaborate with production, design, engineering, and other art departments YOUR BACKGROUND Extensive experience animating for film/video games with some leadership experience
Exceptional skills in animating humanoid bipeds, quadrupeds, and other creatures
Understand the animation style of World of Warcraft and a passion to push it forward
Able to collaborate closely with others and inclusive decision-maker SEND US Resume
Portfolio website 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.

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

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