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Blizzard Entertainment

Irvine, California - United States
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Graphic Designer, Esports

Description

Blizzard Esports is on a mission to elevate gaming to new heights, and we’re seeking a visual communicator who not only seeks to do the same, but can do so through seriously awesome graphic design.  Our ideal Graphic Designer is a person who brings their considerable talents to work each day with excitement to communicate the Blizzard Esports brand, mission, and attitude through visual mediums.  The position will work with social media and website graphics, print media, physical products, and more.  Our audience is gamers connected to the pulse of the internet, and this graphic designer should be excited to speak to that audience in a manner that both engages and excites. 

An ideal candidate will have experience with gaming and esports, with additional consideration for candidates familiar with Blizzard esports titles.  This position will also work closely with other members of the Blizzard Esports team to provide guidance to partners, contractors, and vendors on usage and implementation of the Blizzard brand. 

If you’re passionate, have the drive to generate high-quality visual content, and want to be on the cutting edge of esports, then polish your portfolio, update your resume, and send us your application.  We’re ready for you to come aboard!

Responsibilities

  • Create a unique and engaging visual identity that supports and promotes Blizzard Esports as an organization
  • Work in a fast-paced environment to design and implement engaging content pages, images, web banners, and digital ad campaigns
  • Develop designs for physical products used for promotion within college audiences
  • Create web graphics day-to-day, as required, to maintain existing Blizzard Esports sites
  • Create compelling and effective asset packages for live tournament broadcasts and streaming
  • Create infographics to promote programs by analyzing provided data, developing creative messaging for key information, and implementing that messaging through compelling visual design

Qualifications

  • High levels of creativity, and demonstrated ability to generate innovative concepts, designs, and ideas
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Extensive knowledge of social media platforms, associated media requirements and best practices
  • Strong design, layout, illustration, painting, and conceptual design skills
  • Ability to execute designs efficiently in both print and digital
  • Thorough understanding of layout, branding campaigns, advertising, and logo design
  • Ambitious self-starter who is comfortable working on projects without direct supervision
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced, high-volume environment with frequent priority shifts
  • Able to work well in a collaborative team environment, and within an iterative design process
  • Able to direct and provide feedback to junior artists with an eye toward improvement
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in graphic design
  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent work experience

Pluses

  • Experience creating visual content for a gaming or esports organization
  • Experience with illustration
  • Experience with painting
  • Experience with large print and vector graphics

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills
    • Online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album) or PDF attachment

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!