In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends and has since gone on to become the most played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. Delivering visually stunning experiences for a global audience while also building new games gives artists exciting and complex problems to solve. Here, artists are working not only with one another, but also side-by-side with game designers, narrative writers, audio designers and engineers to ensure that each piece of content from Riot reaches the level of quality players deserve. From animations to illustrations, cinematics to comics, characters to environments, we work as a team to put players first. As a Senior Artist for the League of Legends Splash Illustration team your craft expertise and eye for illustration will help deliver deep engagement and rich fantasy worlds to our players. You will be a key member of your discipline community, supporting the craft and execution across the whole splash team by mentoring teammates and cultivating excellence. You will produce illustrations at the highest quality bar, at times raising or redefining what good looks like. You will partner with the Producer, Art Manager and Craft Lead to support team rituals, art direction and product cohesion on a variety of illustrations for Skins and Champions.
Consistently Solid craft executor of high-quality 2D Splash Illustrations with minimum oversight.
Assist in driving the quality of the team’s work and set the bar for excellence.
Maintaining the illustration quality and mentoring our vendors by participating in review meetings and providing constructive feedback to external art teams.
Mentoring and coaching artists in creating high end Splash illustrations and developing their art skills.
Sharing of craft expertise and knowledge through discipline community, mentorship and art collaboration.
Support team leadership through style guide creation, participating and assisting in team rituals, identifying areas for improvement and consistent feedback.
7+ years of industry experience
Showcase ability to create high quality 2D Splash Illustrations
Extreme proficiency in art fundamentals, visual storytelling, anatomy, lighting, materials and color theory
Expertise in Splash Style including stylized anatomy, heroic compositions and cinematic/realistic believability
Advanced experience creating hight end digital art assets in Adobe Photoshop
Highly experienced with 2D Illustration Asset production pipelines, and showing a strong ability of driving illustrations for the thumbnails to the final state.
Excellent collaboration and communication skills in working in a team environment and collaborating with different disciplines.
Experience owning and effectively communicating about projects and workflow
AAA Game Development experience
Familiarity with League of Legends Characters, IP Universes and Lore
As a part of the application process, candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio of their work.
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.
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