Creative Lead - Unannounced Project

Posted on Nov 18, 2018 by Blizzard Entertainment

Irvine, CA 92602
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a talented and passionate Creative Lead to expand and lead development for an unannounced project. As a Creative Lead, you will foster Blizzard's core value of "Gameplay First" as you collaborate with art, design, engineering, sound, and production to rally around a consistent vision for the IP. Your influence will touch worldbuilding, story development, artistic tone, and more. We are a team of passionate developers that highly value open-minded collaboration, direct feedback, and the eagerness to grab and drive the development and worldbuilding processes to Blizzard quality. As a Creative Lead on the team, you will inspire and align the team around creative vision and goals. When particularly hard problems arise, you'll draw upon the team's collective creativity to finalize a creative vision that meets the project's needs. The ideal candidate will have proven experience expanding and leading IP development and worldbuilding efforts for modern AAA titles. Additionally, the candidate will possess an exceptional ability to inspire large teams and pitch/evangelize ideas as part of a larger-scale creative framework. By blending your mastery of design and creative direction, you will rally and align teams around building epic, memorable experiences. Your portfolio should include references to personal contributions made in IP development and worldbuilding. Creative Lead, Unannounced Project Responsibilities: Partner with leadership to expand and lead worldbuilding activities for an unannounced project Evangelize creative vision both internally within the team and externally across the larger organization, ensuring the correct creative partners are involved and informed throughout the development process Prioritize and focus development efforts dependent on the current phase of development and the project's needs while keeping an eye towards long-term vision and shielding the team from unneeded distractions Lead project writers' rooms to break story and narrative while ensuring a safe and productive environment for participants Create pitches, content briefs, and key story outlines, ensuring that they prioritize "Gameplay First" and are complementary to the project's vision Gather and provide effective and constructive feedback to the creative staff, providing suggestions and solutions for improvement when applicable Ensure consistency, authenticity, and harmony across all worldbuilding, story, cinematics, and development efforts Help steer strategic creative decisions and ensure consistency of vision with all efforts related to the project Remain current on industry trends including: new game genres, new game design methods and techniques, and trending audio visual excellence. Requirements 6+ years of experience shipping AAA titles in design roles Multiple shipped titles in a lead role with oversight of a design group or creative discipline Demonstrated ability to communicate product vision and to align creative vision with internal partners and an intended market Exceptional ability to conceptualize, pitch, and implement game concepts using various tools, technology, and visual language Ability to direct, collaborate, and speak critically on story, art, and content development Collaborative and progressive thinker capable of inspiring large teams toward a unified goal Clear understanding of the creative and game development processes A deep passion for and knowledge of Blizzard franchises. Pluses Previous experience as a lead designer or creative director Deep understanding of world design, cinematics, and narrative design Previous management experience leading large groups. Application Materials Resume which must include: A link to your portfolio so that we can see examples of your work. Cover Letter which must include: (Recommended) Why you are interested in joining Blizzard Entertainment Your experience and relationship with Blizzard games What games you are currently playing.

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