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Riot Games

Environment Concept Artist - Unpublished Fighting Game

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Riot Games
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore

Established in 2020, the Singapore Studio is Riotโ€™s second international game development studio. Working together with our Hong Kong Studio, Riot has been expanding our footprint in Asia and accelerating our talent growth to develop games that deliver great experiences to our players. Our mission is to โ€œscale Riotโ€™s games to hyper-serve players.โ€

We partner with our LA headquarters on game development for League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and Legends of Runeterra. Weโ€™re also building teams for VALORANT and Project L, our take on a fighting game. The Singapore Studio is seeking talented, passionate Rioters with backgrounds in all areas of game development to build games that make it better to be a player.

Weโ€™re focused on working together to promote individual autonomy, ownership, collaboration, and inclusivity, so every Rioter can be their best while we boldly pursue games.

Thatโ€™s where you come in.

As Environment Concept Artist for Project L, your craft expertise and eye for creativity will help bring our world to life in an exciting new fighting game featuring some of the most iconic characters in Runeterra.

Youโ€™ll work with a high performing external team, give them the guidance and context they need in order to deliver amazing environment concepts that set industry standards on craft and match the Project L art style. Through a mix of hands-on research, creative vision setting, concept work and craft training, you will level up the teamโ€™s craft and keep them motivated towards creating excellent experiences for our players. Using your broad knowledge of art, craft and technique, youโ€™ll help set clear creative goals for your team, and make sure the process of delivering those goals is as smooth as possible.

You will partner closely with the product teams and other artists, ensuring that the concepts are not only excellent in a vacuum, but also effectively promote and align with larger products. You will maintain your own craft skills, inspire creativity and keep a high quality bar with hands on concepting work as you deem necessary.

Responsibilities

  • As the environment concept artist, you will work with your team to conjure up interesting game environments, blending aesthetics, narrative and gameplay requirements.
  • Oversee the quality of the work the team delivers, and set the bar for excellence.
  • You will work with a world class team of AAA concept artists in China, and develop and grow their concepting skills through training and feedback
  • You will collaborate with Rioters worldwide, to make sure product goals are fulfilled and working practices are appropriate
  • You will set clear creative vision, provide consistent feedback, build trust with your team
  • You will assist in the the development of Style Guides and Process Guides
  • You will accomplish your mission with complete autonomy if the need arises; you're dedicated in finding creative and effective solutions to vigilantly eliminate difficult problems

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to create high quality environment concepts, including an understanding of how to produce assets which are critical in driving the creative process
  • Extreme proficiency in concept art fundamentals such as composition, design and color theory
  • Proven experience working in collaboration with teams and individuals. Growth minded and motivated towards teaching, enabling, and coaching other concept artists
  • Experience giving thorough direction and delivering timely, clear feedback
  • A strong communicator and able to convey abstract/sophisticated ideas in a concise way, in English or in Chinese

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience teaching art, and character concepting in particular, online or in person
  • Familiarity with League of Legends Characters, IP Universes and Lore
  • Fluent in written and spoken Mandarin a plus

Our Perks:

  • Full relocation support
  • Full health insurance for you, your spouse and children
  • Open paid time off
  • Retirement benefits with company matching
  • Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability
  • Play Fund so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community through games
  • We will double down on your donations of time and money to non-profits

Donโ€™t forget to include a resume and cover letter. We receive a lot of applications, but weโ€™ll notice a fun, well-written intro that shows us you take play seriously.

As a part of the application process, candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio of their work.