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Outsourcing Art Lead, Hearthstone

Location
Irvine, California
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
4 Sep 2022
Team Name:

Hearthstone

Job Title:
Outsourcing Art Lead, Hearthstone

Requisition ID:
R013025

Job Description:

Pull up a chair and join us by the hearth! The Hearthstone team is looking for an experienced and inspiring art leader to join our Outsourcing Team. As a key member of the Hearthstone art leadership group, you will work alongside our Art Director as a key contributor in the coordination and development of outsourced art content for the charming and colorful world of Hearthstone. As an experienced leader, you are comfortable with providing detailed and thoughtful art feedback to both external artists as well as internal art supervisors. In addition to reinforcing the art style and direction of Hearthstone, you are comfortable creating paintovers and contributing content that helps to reinforce the visual benchmarks of the game. In addition, you will function as a key point of contact for peers in design as well as production.

DAY TO DAY TASKS

Work with the Art Director to reinforce and align the artistic development and expansion of Hearthstone.
Coordinate with Art Leads to ensure consistency of quality and vision across the breadth of outsourced art content.
Conduct regular reviews and send feedback on the art and technical quality of vendor submissions. Clarify art direction by creating paintovers that help convey the artistic and stylistic goals of the Hearthstone IP.
Work directly with Outsource Supervisors to provide timely feedback and course-correction to achieve the team s goals for content delivery.
Partner with Outsourcing Art Manager to monitor the career growth and creative fulfillment of the outsourcing team.
Collaborate directly to reinforce existing partnerships with external vendors as well as identify new partners for the future.
Clarify art direction by creating paintovers that help convey the artistic and stylistic goals of the Hearthstone IP.
Actively collaborate with the Art Director, Art Leads, and Designers to solve creative problems with both artistic insight and pragmatism. Ensure that briefs and objectives are clear and consistent.
Partner with the Production team to ensure schedules and plans meet project and business needs. Assist in the development of long-range planning by providing estimates and updates.
Build and maintain vendor relationships. Where possible, ensure that vendors are trained on workflows and best practices.

YOUR BACKGROUND

Significant experience directly managing the creation of illustrations and/or concept art.
Experience authoring asset briefs and reviewing submissions.
You have proven yourself in a leadership capacity as a Lead Artist, Supervisor, or Art Director on at least one shipped AAA game (or related product)
Experience building relationships with internal and external stakeholders while successfully delivering content within budget and time constraints.
Genuinely enjoys working with a diverse group of experienced and talented developers
Takes initiative to identify and solve problems with excellent follow through
Thrives in a collaborative work culture
Comfortably engages in creative conflicts to help find the best possible solution
Works closely with game design to ensure art enhances the desired player experience
Ability to explore and execute Hearthstone s unique and charming art style.

PLUSES

Experience working with international partners in an outsourcing capacity.
Experience in Unity or relevant experience in the mobile game space
Experience playing Hearthstone or other digital card games
Good technical chops and the ability to quickly master new pipelines and tools

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COVID-19 Hiring Update: We ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.

Job Status: Full-Time

Primary Location: United States-CA-Irvine

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. We value diverse voices and varied backgrounds and we re looking for individuals to help us build fun, compelling, and inclusive experiences for Hearthstone. Previous experience as a Hearthstone player is not a requirement for this role, however it is a plus. Join us!

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.
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Details

  • Job Reference: 703716323-2
  • Date Posted: 4 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Location: Irvine, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent