Full Time Job

Senior Artist / Designer


Santa Monica, CA 08-15-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Senior Artist/Designer (Contract)
Our world

Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. We delight hundreds of millions of monthly active users around the world through franchises including Activisionʹs Call of Duty®, Destiny and Skylanders®, Blizzardʹs World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Heroes of the Storm®, and Kingʹs Candy Crush™, Pet Rescue™, Bubble Witch™ and Farm Heroes™. The company is one of the Fortune ʺ100 Best Companies to Work For®ʺ. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world, and its games are played in 196 countries. More information about Activision Blizzard and its products and services can be found on the company's website, www.activisionblizzard.com

Your mission

This role provides support services to all engaged departments: PR, Marketing, Production and development studios to produce high-quality art assets and designs.

As a senior artist, you will also provide support and mentorship for the other members of your team. Your creative input, technical solutions, and professional experience will prove invaluable to your colleagues as they develop alongside you.

This role includes but is not limited to the following tasks/duties:
• Work closely with the Creative Leadership team to develop strategically sound creative!
• Build visuals for the development of multi-channel traffic acquisition strategy, A/B testing and delivery.
• Design digital pieces, such as digital ads, social, Apple and Google app store content.
• Generate key art and other art assets, including reference materials for studios, 1st party online use, marketing (print and digital) collateral like: posters, event materials, digital content, and seasonal art.
• Be a mentor for junior level artists, sharing knowledge, tips and takeaways to elevate their skills and quality of work output
• Work autonomously on assigned projects with oversight direction from Team Lead.
• Implement feedback received from our marketing partners and other internal groups.
• A keen eye for attention to detail and adherence to defined strategy guidelines.
• Authoritatively run own timelines and workloads and communicate needs with Team Lead and Creative Director.
• Senior Designer is encouraging and collaborative with strong organization, and interpersonal skills.
• Flex between multiple unit types as it pertains to digital, social, print, seasonal art, and motion.

Player profile
• Online portfolio, highlighting your direct contributions. Submissions without a portfolio will not be considered. At least 5-7 years of relevant proven experience.
• Proficient with industry standard design tools (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). After Effects knowledge is helpful.
• Ability to articulate design challenges and present solutions
• Proactive, self-motivated, able to prioritize and manage workload and meet project deadlines.
• Curiosity about keeping up to date with the latest social media trends including tone and design language. (Tik Tok, Instagram, etc)
• With an appetite to learn and grow.
• Interest and experience in the fast-paced world of agencies or gaming is a plus.
• Experience in leading and presenting conceptual ideas and design rationale.
• Excellent problem-solving skills, and familiarity with technical constraints and limitations as they apply to craft for digital media and print.
• Should be able to provide sketches to communicate their concept to the Design Leadership team
• Excellent visual design skills and ability build pixel-perfect designs, and prototypes.
• Experience collaborating with multidisciplinary product teams (motion, interaction, Video, 3D) on technical implementation.

Your platform

We're headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many fields of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.

The video game industry and therefore our business are 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, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn3q05-3-238-199-4-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.