Environment Modeling Artist

Blizzard Entertainment
Irvine, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a well-rounded 3D Environment Modeling Artist to work with its award winning pre-rendered Cinematics Team.  This artist must have skills to work well within a small team and the capability of making creative decisions with regards to asset creation and design.  This person will be responsible for learning our pipeline and creating assets that work cleanly and efficiently with minimal supervision.  The ideal candidate is self-motivated, humble, has pride in their work and a “do whatever it takes” attitude.

Skills & Requirements

Requirements 

  • Ability to create epic environmental assets, both stylized and realistic, ranging from hard-surface vehicles and props to organic assets and entire set pieces
  • Interpret artistic direction with ease, with or without concept art
  • Excellent design and compositional skills
  • Self-motivated, strong communication skills and a team-player
  • Able to filter and evaluate criticism on a professional level
  • Maintain the production schedule and/or communicate any deadline concerns
  • Work seamlessly with up and downstream departments to deliver assets fitting their requirements
  • Create efficient UVs and topology for production
  • Understand current animation/vfx production pipelines with a focus on Modeling, Previs and Layout
  • Capable of problem solving creative challenges on the fly

Pluses:

  • 3+ years of feature film/VFX/game cinematic production experience as an environment modeling artist
  • Ability to concept model, texture and light entire scenes for look development
  • Solid understanding of architecture
  • Foundation in the traditional arts
  • Knowledge of current animation programs like Maya/Max, Zbrush/Mudbox, XGen, Photoshop and tree building software
  • Experience rendering with Renderman/Redshift or equivalent
  • Understanding of the Blizzard Cinematics visual style, our IPs, and a passion to push it to the next level

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Please visit our website here:

https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/oTNB6fw7

To apply:  Please submit a PDF of your resume along with a Link to your portfolio samples and a breakdown of the work on your site.

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!

About the Company

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft® , StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes nineteen #1-selling games* and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.