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Lead Artist, Props and Interactives - Unannounced Survival Game

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Team Name:

Unannounced Project

Job Title:

Lead Artist, Props and Interactives - Unannounced Survival Game

Job Description:

This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is Irvine, CA.

We Want You

A new world and a new journey await you. It is a world different from any other Blizzard has created.If you’re a passionate game developer, and, well, a good human being, then we’d love to talk to you. We have a new AAA survival game in the works, set in a new IP for PC/Console. It’s going to be amazing, and we’d love to bring you along for the ride. Together, we’ll build something big, bold, and beautiful.

Your Mission

As the Lead Artist for Props and Interactives, you will work with art leadership to build the vision of art for a very important part of the game. You will own and champion all the things that our players can find and interact with in the game. You will also help build and grow the team that will execute on creating all these assets. If you are an amazing collaborator, a great leader, and a proactive problem solver who loves creative challenges and growing teams, you will thrive in this role.We believe our team is good. Really good. Granted, we’re obviously biased. But we also believe there are lots of developers out there who can make us even better. You could be one of those people. If you’re looking for a team where inclusion, thoughtfulness, empathy, professionalism, and collaboration are all seen as critically important, we believe our team could be a phenomenal fit for you. Join us and help craft our future!You can learn a bit more about this upcoming Unannounced Survival Game in our news release here!


  • Crafting high resolution 3D sculpts as well as final low-polygon game-ready assets.
  • Establishing and explaining what “good” looks like. You have a great eye for visual quality and fidelity. Things like lighting, shading, materials, color, and details, ranging from closeups to looking at your assets from a far distance, it’s all easy for you.
  • Effortlessly solving for ambiguity and sorting out problems. You can quickly adjust to the various needs of different game development phases.
  • Understanding both the big picture and the tiny, but important, details. You have deep experience in, and a solid understanding of, shape language, color, tone, materials, and everything else that makes assets fit in, or stand out, in a game environment.
  • Working with next gen PBR materials and using them in the best way possible.
  • Understanding and crafting versatile components as well as fully unique assets.
  • Executing on a set art direction and visual language, consistently and reliably.
  • Collaborating with many other stakeholders, whether they’re artists, designers, or tech artists, to solve difficult creative problems and build efficient pipelines.


  • 10+ years of experience working on AAA games for major platforms, with 2+ years of experience in management.
  • Ability to use Houdini for AAA game assets.
  • Experience with destrucibles and componentized construction of assets.
  • Having collaborated closely with tech art to build efficient pipelines.

You’ll Need To Provide Us With:

  • Your Resume
  • Your Portfolio or Reel – Only digital applications will be accepted such as a website, blog, or online album. Physical media will not be accepted.
  • An art test might be required

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.Our World

At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.


We Provide a Suite Of Benefits That Promote Physical, Emotional And Financial Well-being For ‘Every World’ - We’ve Got Our Employees Covered! Subject To Eligibility Requirements, The Company Offers Comprehensive Benefits Including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $116,800.00 - $216,000.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.

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