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Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. As the most played video game in the world, over 100 million play every month. Players form the foundation of our community and it’s for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience.

We’re looking for humble but ambitious, razor-sharp professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you take play seriously; you’re passionate about games. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints.

That's where you come in.

As a Concept Artist at Riot you will bring environments and characters 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 come up with visual solutions for game concepts, in-game content, and world building. As a member of the team, you will help your fellow team members to continue to raise the quality bar at the studio. League of Legends: Wild Rift is a multiplayer online battle arena mobile game developed and published by Riot Games for Android and iOS. As a Senior Concept Artist on the Wild Rift team, you will help create character and character skin thematics in the League of Legends universe. You will keep the players' experience in mind as you work with diverse teams to help build foundational ideas and concepts into our games. You will also work collaboratively with game designers, narrative writers, and creative directors to bring new character thematics and worlds to life. You will report to Wild Rift’s Art Lead.

As a Rioter in China, you'll join a team of internationally and culturally diverse professionals that share our prioritization of player experience, rejection of convention and maniacal passion for gaming.

To reinforce Riot’s collaborative culture in our China offices, we’ve decided to do away with the constraints of traditional hierarchical title structures that are more common in the region. Titles don’t really matter at any of Riot’s offices, but we chose to take this extra step in our China offices to foster a space where teamwork thrives. We believe that removing this constraint will promote individual autonomy, ownership, collaboration, and a focus on results. We promise you won’t need a title at Riot to make an impact.

Responsibilities:

  • Create stunning concept art pieces, including sketches, paintings, illustrations, and digital drawings.

  • Create and develop visual concepts for projects including character and splash art designs

  • Apply artistic principles such as color, lighting, and composition to convey emotions, atmosphere, and story elements in the work you do.

  • Work with Team and Art Leads to ensure concept art outputs meet our craft bar

  • Ensure all concepts meet requirements of our game’s needs

  • Collaborate with the production team to understand and interpret project requirements and provide relevant artistic guidance.

  • Participate in team discussions and brainstorming sessions to provide creative input and design solutions for the project.

  • Assist other members of the art team by providing artistic direction and support.

Required Qualifications:

  • Extensive work experience in a relevant field, with at least 5 years of experience as a concept artist.

  • Excellent drawing and illustration skills with proficiency in traditional and digital art tools.

  • Strong artistic expression abilities to translate ideas into visual imagery. In-depth understanding of artistic principles such as character design, environment design, and new thematic creation..

  • Familiarity with game development processes and related software tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with other artists, designers, and producers. Efficiently deliver artwork based on project requirements and deadlines.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience creating stylized 2D artwork

  • Ability to illustrate images used for promotional or in game art

  • Experience creating thematic pitch or world building visual development

Don’t forget to include a resume and cover letter. We receive a lot of applications, but we’ll notice a fun, well-written intro that shows us you take play seriously.

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise and a collaborative spirit that prioritizes the delight of players. We will look at your past studies and experience, but for this role, we also look for dedicated people with a personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about players' experiences, this is the role for you!

Our Perks:

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.