UI Artist, Unannounced Project

Blizzard Entertainment
Irvine, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

We Need You

The minions of Hell are growing stronger...

We're working on a new, unannounced Diablo project. If you're a highly motivated and experienced UI Artist, then come work with us and help us craft something extraordinary.

Our team of hardworking developers is growing. Our backgrounds are diverse, but we share a real passion for what we do. We believe that for those looking for a tight-knit crew that celebrates self-expression and embraces collaboration, we might be a phenomenal fit.

Stuff We Will Trust You With

Do you geek out on visual communication, hierarchy of information, tone, iconography, fonts, vector art as well as pixel-perfect assets, colors, readability and all other things connected to successful User Interfaces in games? This job is about working together with UX and other functions to create the best art possible for the front-end interface of a huge Diablo game. We're looking for an extraordinarily talented artist to come spend some quality time in Sanctuary and descend into the dark tomes of Diablo with us! Your expertise in creating UI art will help make our customers' experience better and provide us with tons of gorgeous content.

Your responsibilities will range from creating and tweaking fonts to designing awesome game interfaces to collaborating with multiple other functions as well as implementing graphics into our proprietary engine, all to make the game UI look as amazing as possible. You’ll also play an active role in regular feedback sessions with colleagues as well as external partners to make sure all your work is consistently on target. We expect you to be very comfortable with ambiguity and as an artist you’re happy taking on the job of being an individual contributor, but also a role model, mentor, and champion for the entire art department.

Being a listener and a voracious learner, you thrive in a dynamic environment where every voice matters, and you passionately believe that being proven wrong is just another opportunity to grow and learn. You actively seek out feedback from your peers, Lead and Art Director, and you always ensure to collaborate to meet the expected and required quality bars.

Oh, also, you really like killing demons and getting loot, right?

Skills & Requirements

Stuff You Can Rightfully Brag About

You may wonder what it will take to be successful in this role. Well, we’re always looking for people who are game developers first and who can help us become even better than we are today, so these are probably some of your previous achievements:

  • 3 year of experience creating UI on a AAA title, including practical experience working on it on a large team.
  • Proven creative chops and proficient approach to explaining to customers as well as peers exactly what needs to be delivered, based on designs, vision documents, and conceptual illustrations.
  • Knowledge of various tools used to craft UI for modern game engines.
  • Impressive and relevant portfolio demonstrating UI screens and assets created by you, clearly showing in-game examples of your work.
  • Understanding of color, shape, and layout.
  • Able to work creatively as part of a large or small group.
  • Think of yourself as a game developer first, and an artist second.
  • Self-starter and driver, excellent communicator and an amazing team player.
  • Having worked through an entire production cycle and having previously shipped AAA titles.

How You Will Stand Out

Most importantly, we want to get to know your authentic self. Life’s too short to pretend to be something you’re not (unless we’re talking cosplay of course). That said, we hope you have:

  • A strong passion for developing and playing games.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Diablo universe.
  • Showing true excitement about how to ideate, create and execute on UI for games.
  • Experience in working with external vendors and partners.
  • A solid foundation in traditional art.

And yeah, you will need these things to apply

  • Resume.
  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant skills. Only online work submissions, please. (e.g. website, blog or online album).
  • Ability to work full-time onsite at Blizzard Entertainment’s HQ in
  • Irvine, California.
  • Willingness to complete a test if requested to do so.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

To Apply, please visit our website here:

https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/ouXc9fww 

And yeah, you will need these things to apply

  • Resume.
  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant skills. Only online work submissions, please. (e.g. website, blog or online album).
  • Ability to work full-time onsite at Blizzard Entertainment’s HQ in
  • Irvine, California.
  • Willingness to complete a test if requested to do so.

About the Company

Blizzard Entertainment has been rated by Fortune as one of the "Best Places to Work" for several years running (and our ranking continues to rise!).  We are a community of 4000 global employees who are passionate about not only gaming, but entertainment and the technology that drives our users experience. Our goal is to delight our customers by never settling for anything but the highest quality and providing worlds filled with creativity and adventure around every corner.  You are bright, engaging, eager to learn and ready to make an impact. We've been waiting for you!

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.