Outsource Supervisor, Environment Art

Blizzard Entertainment
Irvine, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

The minions of hell grow stronger! Our family of diabolically talented developers is expanding. Our backgrounds are varied but we all share a passion for the dark, the gothic, and the macabre. If you value a tightknit team that celebrates self-expression and a multi-disciplinary approach, then join us on the Diablo team!

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented environment artist to help set the foundation for outsourcing environment related art. This position requiring hands on creation, feedback to external artists, and engine integration of outsourced environment art. The ideal candidate can give precise feedback, directing external artists to successful results meeting internal standards. You must also be an experienced enough to hit our internal standards on environment art from start to finish. You will make art and teach others how to meet our internal standards.

Skills & Requirements

Responsibilities

  • Manage communication, provide feedback to artists, and help maintain a strong creative relationship between external and internal art teams.
  • Generate detailed documentation, video reference, and examples of art asset production, procedures, and engine requirements to support the external vendors.
  • Own the quality control over all incoming art assets, providing detailed feedback and approvals to the vendor in order to deliver quality assets to the development team.
  • Implement approved assets into the game engine, along with making any needed fixes to keep assets consistent and game ready.
  • Personally create high quality models, materials, weapons when needed.
  • Work closely with the art director, art leads, production team, and outsource manager to determine outsourcing needs.
  • Coordinate with the outsource manager to schedule and track incoming assets.
  • Identify and research possible vendors.
  • Travel may be necessary to help train and coach approved vendors.

How to Apply

Please visit our website here:

https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/o5JH4fwj 

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
    • What games you are currently playing
  • Portfolio, and / or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills

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.