Art Directors at Riot drive the quality and performance of their team, establishing direction and goals that provide clarity and focus. Your scope of responsibilities include leading with vision, strategic partnership across the game, a deep understanding of audience resonance, overall team culture and performance, growth of your direct reports, and directing your team on successful execution of your vision and strategy.

As Senior Director, Art Direction on VALORANT, you will own the art direction for the entire game, ensuring cohesion in style and quality across all of VALORANT’s sub and partner teams. You will partner closely with the Creative Director and game leadership to ensure your cross-discipline team delivers iconic, creative, and resonant experiences that amplify competitive gameplay for players. You will report into the Creative Director.


  • Work with game leadership to create and drive an art vision and strategy that clearly supports VALORANT product goals and maintains its established art quality and style

  • Lead and manage a high performing, healthy, and collaborative multi-discipline 75+ art team through your art directors and associate art directors

  • Identify and orchestrate opportunities for artists to collaborate across teams and share knowledge

  • Serve as the art stakeholder for teams across the game and with partner teams, like Publishing, to ensure consistency of art expressions across game and media

  • Collaborate with the Creative Director to envision and execute on product activations and innovations

  • Produce and maintain artifacts that inform, align, and empower teams to successfully create art in the VALORANT style

Required Qualifications

  • 15+ years of experience in game development with 10+ years leading art teams

  • Experience as an Art Director or key artistic decision maker on at least one of the following: shipped games, live services, or R&D projects

  • Knowledge of various art disciplines and artistic trends

  • Understanding of how to appeal to a global audience

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience leading scaled teams of 50+ artists

  • Has shipped at least one First Person Shooter or competitive game

  • Deep knowledge of the VALORANT IP

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and decision-making that prioritizes the delight of players. We will be looking at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about players' experiences, this could be your role!

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.

  • (Los Angeles Only) Base salary range between $226,600.00 - $339,900.00 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.

  • (Bellevue only) Base salary range between $226,600.00 - $339,900.00 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.

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 (LAMC 189.00).