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Riot Games Recruiting Senior Visual Effects Artist, Illustrator, Senior Concept Artist, Senior Environment Artist, Senior Technical Artist, Senior Motion GFX Artist & Senior Visual Designer

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ILLUSTRATOR

Santa Monica

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 online PC game in the world, over 67 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 Illustrator, you’ll put stylus to Cintiq and create the splash art that represents the essence of a champion to millions of players every time they select a champ or load into a game. You’ll use your artistic eye and keen understanding of dynamic lighting, form and color to tell concise and evocative stories with your deft brushwork. Working in close collaboration with a team of talented and dedicated illustrators, concept artists, writers, animators and game developers, you’ll define and illustrate each champion’s unique place in the world of League of Legends.

YOU ARE:
Artistic and experienced: with your artistic eye and keen understanding of dynamic lighting, form and color you would fit right in on museum walls; but unlike Van Gogh and Co., you’re more comfortable collaborating than hiding in a garret, and thrive on giving and receiving constructive, creative feedback
Anatomically correct: you have advanced understanding of human and animal anatomy, but aren’t afraid to stretch the limits; exaggerated, stylized proportions feel perfectly balanced in your hands, and superheroes line up outside your studio hoping to be drawn in one of your staggeringly dynamic poses
Productive and motivated: you believe artist’s block is for amateurs and you’re motivated to create nothing less than AAA splash at all times; you make creative decisions and drive projects forward and on time without ever sacrificing quality
Genre-bending: you have cat-like reflexes for chasing a great yarn, whether in contemporary comic books or ancient mythology; you’re a versatile visualizer, capable of capturing a range of archetypes from fuzzy little scouts to ferocious void monsters
A player-focused gamer: as an experienced League of Legends player yourself, gaming is as much a part of your artistic palette as painting tools you use; though your art’s awesomeness commands attention, but you’d never let it upstage the holistic player experience

YOU WILL:
Create key splash art for champions that tell their story through evocative, dynamic compositions
Work collaboratively with your team, providing and receiving extensive feedback, as well as working with artists in other disciplines to create cohesive and awesome champions
Manage and art direct outsourced art projects
Create promotional art for various League of Legends projects and events
Challenge conventions of video game art, initiate and spearhead new projects, and paint visually awesome experiences for players

Apply here:- http://www.riotgames.com/careers/illustrator
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SENIOR CONCEPT ARTIST

Santa Monica

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 PC game in the world, over 67 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 Senior Concept Artist, you’ll be embedded with the champion design team from concept to execution, working with as little as a napkin sketch and as much as a full blown narrative concept to develop memorable and compelling champions. You’ll generate, sketch and iterate the visual ideas, insights and eye candy that take even the smallest kernel of a concept into full-fleshed champions that live, breathe and bring something completely new to the Fields of Justice.

YOU ARE:
Artistic and prolific: your keen eye for lighting, color, form and composition inform your work from ideation to creation; you’re a master of the rapid sketch, quickly generating ideas knowing that sometimes it takes a hundred good ones to get to the great one
An experienced collaborator: your artistic hand reflects years of experience refining your craft, but you’re also a natural and avid collaborator; you coat-check your ego, but are eminently capable of articulating and defending your next great idea
Multi-dimensional: you’re as experienced and knowledgeable with pad and pencil as you are with Photoshop and similar 2D software; you’re also comfortable trekking beyond Flatland to experiment with Zbrush and other 3D programs
Genre-bending: you have cat-like reflexes for chasing a great yarn, whether in contemporary comics or ancient mythology; you’ve built a Noah’s Ark of archetypes, ready at a moment’s notice to set sail into brainstormy waters
Anatomically correct: you have advanced understanding of human and animal anatomy, but aren’t afraid to stretch the limits; exaggerated, stylized proportions feel perfectly balanced in your hands, and superheroes line up outside your studio hoping to be drawn in one of your staggeringly dynamic poses
A player-focused gamer: as an avid League of Legends player yourself, gaming is as much a part of your artistic palette your trusty pen and sketchpad; though your art’s awesomeness commands attention, you’d never let it upstage the holistic player experience

YOU WILL:
Sketch, ideate and iterate new champion concepts in collaboration with fellow concept artists
Collaborate closely with writers, animators, game engineers and splash artists to define champions that are both narrative and visually cohesive
Develop detailed concept art and orthographs for 3D designers and animators to implement into working models
Be an avid researcher and collector of story tropes, archetypes and narrative devices of all kind
Challenge video game conventions and explore new territory for the League of Legends IP

Apply here:- http://www.riotgames.com/careers/senior-concept-artist
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SENIOR ENVIRONMENT ARTIST

Santa Monica

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 online PC game in the world, over 67 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 Senior Environment Artist, you’ll channel your wealth of concepting, modeling and texturing experience to help us tell the story of the League of Legends universe. You’ll apply your leadership skill and masterful digital brushstroke when leading the team responsible for ideating and crafting the next wave of visual improvements to League of Legends environments, including Summoner’s Rift, the most watched esports arena in the world.

YOU ARE:
An veteran: you’re a modeling and texturing master that can lead juniors in the craft forged by five years in a AAA development environment
Always up for co-op: whether leading or collaborating, you’re at your best when blazing trails with other daring, industrious pros
Digital and analog: your storytelling skills span the tableau of tools, from charcoal to Cintiq; your art software skills are top-notch, most of all with Maya and Photoshop
Cleverly creative: you approach creative risks with a grin rather than a grimace and can fashion a new approach when a problem crops up or there’s a shift in direction
A player-focused gamer: as a passionate gamer yourself, you know how to match player curiosity with imaginative environments and worlds

YOU WILL:
Concept and create dynamic environments within the League of Legends universe
Flawlessly navigate a cross-functional dev environment that includes artists, designers and engineers to ensure evocative imagery intersects with unique gameplay
Define how environmental elements interact with players and function within the game world they live in
Give and receive constructive and creative feedback across art disciplines; mentor a team of 3D artists, helping them meet and raise the quality bar of Riot’s artistic efforts

Apply here:- http://www.riotgames.com/careers/senior-environment-artist
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SENIOR TECHNICAL ARTIST

Santa Monica

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 online PC game in the world, over 67 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 Senior Technical Artist, you’ll help breathe life into the world of League of Legends. You’ll employ your expert-level knowledge of 3D tools and problem-solving skills to build tools, maintain pipelines and provide technical support for artists on their most critical missions. You’ll help critique work, mentor fellow Rioters and foster the long-term growth of an energetic group of artists.

YOU ARE:
Experienced: you’ve battled in the game dev trenches for five or more years and have the scars to prove it; if you found some time to study the finer arts, you’ll score extra points
Up to code: you bring three to five years of game production experience and tech-fluency in at least one development language, such as Python, MEL, C# or C++
A 3D generalist: with a solid understanding of Maya, Photoshop and 3D engines, you’re comfortable tinkering with, maintaining and providing support for every art tool at your disposal
A creative problem solver: impossible is your favorite kind of possible, and you welcome every new problem as a chance to flex your creative muscles to find solutions
Inspiring: with a self-driven mindset and positive attitude, you invigorate and inspire the artists you support by providing clear and constructive feedback
Dedicated to LoL: as a summoner yourself, your experience with the game helps you better understand and appreciate Valoran’s unique blend of fantasy and technology and create content that belongs in the universe

YOU WILL:
Jump into any art pipeline, whether it’s environment, character or other artistic discipline, to help maintain, manage, build and support the team’s 3D tools
Mentor and support other tech artists, critique their work and help raise the quality of art production across the board
Coordinate, execute and help drive the Art teams’ most demanding and critical projects forward
Liaise between Art teams and various stakeholders to provide support for interdisciplinary efforts
Interface with key stakeholders and team leads when assessing and completing tasks and help promote strategic visions for projects.

Apply here:- http://www.riotgames.com/careers/senior-technical-artist
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SENIOR MOTION GFX ARTIST

Santa Monica

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 PC game in the world, over 67 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 Senior Motion GFX Artist, you’ll concept and give life to motion projects for Riot Games and League of Legends. Your technical skills and keen aesthetic eye for motion and compositing will help you transform the static artwork for League of Legends into dynamic masterpieces that inspire before players hit the battlefield.

YOU ARE:
Experienced: you bring at least four years’ experience working with motion graphics, so you’re pro at After Effects, After Effects Expressions, Maya, Fume FX, Krakatoa and probably earned badges in Photoshop, Houdini, and RealFlow (or equivalent); your experience has graced you with awareness and understanding of artistic conception
Technically skilled: you could teach a master class on fluid dynamics, particle effects and compositing; you create visual effects, improve performance and output deliverables using advanced compression techniques that prioritize performance
Artistic: you may not actually share wall space with the renaissance masters, but with your artistic eye, you could; you’re comfortable collaborating, giving and receiving constructive and creative feedback
Problem assassin: you conduct problem reconnaissance and termination with the skill and ruthlessness of Agent 007; you’re an expert at root cause analysis, and problems fall swiftly under the sharp edge of your keen intellect
Productive and motivated: you believe artist’s block is for amateurs and you’re motivated to create nothing less than AAA compositing, motion and VFX; you make creative decisions and drive projects forward without sacrificing quality
Player-focused: as a gamer yourself, you know the importance of creating artwork that leads to more beautiful game experiences; though your art’s awesomeness commands attention, you’d never let art upstage the holistic player experience

YOU WILL:
Breathe life into the world of League of Legends by adding dynamic elements and visual effects to static artwork in a meticulous manner, in many formats, including login screens like those below
Work closely with artists, designers and engineers to create conceptually sound motion graphics and visual effects that level-up the player experience and complement existing League of Legends aesthetics
Define how elements within projects will interact, build, transition and function from the concept stage on up.

Apply here:- http://www.riotgames.com/careers/senior-motion-gfx-artist
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SENIOR VISUAL DESIGNER

Santa Monica

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 online PC game in the world, over 67 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 Senior Visual Designer, your creativity, passion and perseverance will combine with your skill set to help you imagine, sketch, color and render sleek, yet readable interface elements for League of Legends and other Riot Games content. You’ll put your industry experience to work creating artistically and technically excellent interface elements. Whether your background is in traditional art or digital craftsmanship, you’ll join forces with the game development teams to create assets that serve as the framework for the game, website, store and PVP.net client. Using the talent and skill that built your strong portfolio, you’ll generate scalable designs that deliver unique, interactive player experiences to an audience of millions.

YOU ARE:
Experienced: whether you’ve spent the past five years honing your artistic skills to a fine point or building a portfolio of intuitive, interactive visual assets, you most likely designed engaging web or in-game UI experiences or personally created brand identities for products, games or services
Artistic: you’re either a master illustrator and painter and an ace with Photoshop and similar 2D programs, or you’ve mastered creatively conceptualizing digital experiences; either way, you possess exceptional aesthetic judgment with a keen eye for light, color, value, form, typography and composition
Visionary: you see the big picture so you’re passionate about creating experiences that test the limits of so-called “normal UI”; you’re up to speed on the latest interactive design trends and you look even further ahead
Sublimely systematic: you understand screen-wide flow, so you’re able to ensure stylistic consistency and create new assets that mesh with a defined aesthetic; your approach to design helps you appreciate analytics and user research data to inform and guide your decisions
Collaborative: you’re comfortable working alongside teams of artists, programmers and designers and are open to feedback, both giving and receiving; you enjoy helping grow the skills of junior designers and recognize that mentoring is a two-way street that you love driving on
Organized: you might be an artist, but you’re able to leverage your left brain to keep everything prioritzed and on time
Player-focused: as a gamer and League of Legends player yourself, you know how important a slick, readable UI is to a positive game experience; you’ll draw on your love for gaming to build an interface that transforms button-clicking into an immersive, interactive experience

YOU WILL:
Imagine and compose elements for use across the League of Legends game, web and PvP.net UI
Create polished web and in-game UI that enhance player interactions and help deepen the player experience
Add your creative touch to a variety of public-facing imagery including posters, event booths and the League of Legends website
Generate, maintain and disseminate design documents such as style guides and design pattern libraries that facilitate a high-quality, consistent visual aesthetic
Foster an open creative environment where teammates collaborate to help each other create better artwork through honest criticism and feedback

Apply here:- http://www.riotgames.com/careers/senior-visual-designer
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SENIOR VISUAL EFFECTS ARTIST

Santa Monica

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 67 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 Senior Visual Effects Artist, you’ll design and help implement the sleek, dynamic and dramatic special effects that add atmosphere and depth to gameplay. With your experience, you’ll create aesthetically astounding visual effects that communicate essential game information. You’ll use your artistic and technical skills to breathe life into undead spells, channel primal fury and capture the essence of hundreds of champions.

YOU ARE:
A visual art aficionado: your brain holds a library of spell effects and the methods you use to create them; your encyclopedic knowledge of visual effects helps you synthesize brand new assets from classic designs
Versatile: you draw, paint, animate and model with equal proficiency; you live for collaborating across disciplines to hone your skills and push your boundaries
A proven mentor: you’re an open book of knowledge and experience that team members find easy to read and understand; you resolve conflicts and help manage cross-team relationships
A problem assassin: you execute your mission with complete autonomy if the need arises; you’re proactive in finding creative and effective solutions to ruthlessly eliminate difficult problems
Crazy for LoL: as a dedicated League of Legends player, you know which aspects of the game’s visuals can be tricky to navigate, so you’ll create visual effects that help map the way for players

YOU WILL:
Collaborate on visual effects with designers, developers and other artists to clearly communicate in-game information while making players’ jaws drop
Meet deadlines while scaling your work back or ramping up according to the needs of the project
Turn wild ideas into awe-inspiring reality through visual effects, whether fish swimming through waves or the eerie glowing of freed souls rife for collecting

Apply here:- http://www.riotgames.com/careers/senior-visual-effects-artist
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