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Blizzard Entertainment

Irvine, California - United States
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Graphic Designer

Description


Blizzard Entertainment has a distinctive art style, one that extends beyond our games and into our communities. We are looking for a talented and well-rounded graphic designer to support our publishing department. The ideal candidate will be comfortable understanding marketing goals and strategic insights, leveraging the Blizzard art style to create a wide range of compelling art across multiple mediums, including but not limited to web graphics, social media, photography, and videos.

This designer should be an experienced storyteller, experienced in creating art assets which resonate with audiences across marketing channels. They must be versatile in creating and manipulating art assets into polished, usable formats across the same wide range of mediums.  Additionally, this designer must be flexible and enjoy working on a variety of different projects while being able to manage multiple overlapping deadlines. Prior experience with high quality media requirements for popular social media platforms is a requirement!

Responsibilities

  • Create and manage persuasive and visually compelling work
  • Create assets for Blizzard websites, social media, and other external communication.
  • Create and edit video assets for broadcast and streaming.
  • Manipulate image composition, and perform basic paint overs when necessary.
  • Maintain knowledge of digital media requirements for social platforms.
  • Navigate game clients and editors to set up and capture print-quality screenshots for relevant Blizzard’s IP.
  • Provide key assets to regional teams and ensure localization is feasible.
  • Review and provide input to communication style guides with brand marketing and the game team.
  • Review and provide input to UGC content creators for spotlight opportunities.
  • Collaborate with teams within Blizzard

Requirements

  • A minimum of 4 - 6 years’ professional experience as an artist
  • Bachelor’s Degree in media art or related field or equivalent work
  • Understanding of the art styles of Blizzard Entertainment's IPs
  • High levels of creativity, and demonstrated ability to generate innovative concepts, designs, and ideas
  • Exceptional eye for composition, contrast, and color
  • Extensive knowledge of social media platforms, associated media requirements and best practices
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Advanced knowledge of video editing principles
  • Understanding of web technology trends
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced, high-volume environment with frequent priority shifts
  • Effectively communicate across verbal and written form.
  • Strong customer service skills and a professional attitude
  • Able to work well in a collaborative team environment, and within an iterative design process
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Able to work late shifts, weekends, and holidays

Additional Considerations (Pluses)

  • Knowledge and passion for Blizzard Entertainment games
  • Experience working in marketing agency
  • Experience with the game industry
  • Experience working on social marketing campaigns
  • Traditional art skills experience
  • Passion for video games, movies, graphic novels, science fiction, and other elements of pop culture
  • Experience with digital photography, and / or machinima
  • Experience with game level editors, such as the StarCraft II editor
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS or other programming languages
  • Passion for video games, movies, graphic novels, science fiction, and other elements of pop culture 

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
    • What games you are currently playing
    • A link to any relevant art portfolios

Please submit a PDF of your resume and cover letter **Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered.  Also be sure to include a link to your work for us to review.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!