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Riot Games

Manager, VFX Art - Unpublished R&D Product

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Riot Games
🇺🇸 Los Angeles, CA

As a Real-Time VFX artist, you will work closely with designers and animators to define the kits of high-fidelity characters. With your experience, you’ll create aesthetically astounding visual effects that communicate essential game information in ways that add richness and excitement to the game experience. You’ll use your artistic and technical skills to breathe life into undead spells, channel primal emotions and capture the essence of hundreds of champions.

As a Manager of VFX Art, you’ll be part of an R&D game team and will report to the Art Director. You’ll be responsible for supporting the creation of VFX and building a team for an R&D project. You will work with the R&D Team Captains and facilitate the right level of VFX execution from early prototype through later-stage production. This will include craft, production, and staffing plans.


  • Partner with Art Leads to design and implement the right level of VFX for early prototype through pre-production to ensure the project is set up for the transition into full production
  • Balance visual satisfaction and gameplay clarity that communicate essential game information
  • Own the creation of style guides for VFX
  • Create aesthetically astounding visual effects that capture the essence of characters
  • Research modern techniques and tools to creating VFX
  • Find creative and effective solutions to eliminate difficult problems in production and as-needed
  • Build and maintain a healthy VFX team

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of professional experience in the video games industry as a VFX artist
  • Advanced skills in 3D/2D Software - Maya, 3DS Max, Photoshop
  • Shipped titles or content as a Senior or Lead VFX Artist

Desired Qualifications:

  • Past leadership and management experience
  • Professional experience working in the Unreal VFX toolset
  • Professional experience working in Adobe Animate, AfterEffects, Houdini, FumeFX

When submitting your application, please provide a portfolio of your high-quality VFX art work - including stylized artwork. And as a part of the application process, you may also be asked to complete an art test.

Our Perks:

Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children, and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in Gaming.

It’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 Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.