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Riot Games

(Closed) Concept Artist, Character - Unpublished Tactical FPS

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Riot Games
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Los Angeles, CA

As a Character Concept Artist at Riot, you will bring characters and creatures to life. Drawing inspiration from as little as a napkin sketch or as much as a full-blown narrative concept, you will generate ideas and craft designs that are resonant, compelling and iconic. As a problem solver, first and foremost, you will help come up with visual solutions for game concepts.

Project A is Riotโ€™s take on a character-based tactical shooter (for more info on Project A click here!). As a Concept Artist on the team, you will create and improve characters for Project A. You will keep the players' experience in mind as you work across disciplines to help build foundational ideas and concepts. You will also work collaboratively with designers, writers, and producers to bring new characters to life.


  • Build, sketch, ideate, and iterate new character concepts in collaboration with other developers
  • Craft detailed concept art and orthographics for 3D artists and animators to implement into working game assets
  • Creatively solve problems and figure out efficient solutions on executing the look and feel of the character
  • Collaborate closely with other disciplines to build characters that are both narrative and visually cohesive
  • Take your skillful knowledge of story tropes, archetypes, and narrative devices of all kinds to help improve the designs that go into our worlds
  • Bring your deep understanding of human and animal anatomy and know how to stretch the limits while still maintaining a consistent art direction
  • Guide and mentor other teammates

Required Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience in the video game industry as a Character Concept Artist
  • Professional experience working with Photoshop

Desired Qualifications

  • Shipped an AAA title as a Concept Artist
  • Experience working as a Concept Artist on an FPS title

Our Perks

We offer medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your personal relationship with games.

Itโ€™s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angelesโ€™ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicantโ€™s criminal history (LAMC 189.00).

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