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, and 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 part of the Illustration team, you’ll put stylus to Cintiq and create splash art that represents the essence of a champion to millions of players. You will use your artistic eye and keen understanding of dynamic lighting, form, and color to tell concise and evocative stories. By closely collaborating with a team of dedicated illustrators, concept artists, writers, animators and game developers, you will help define and illustrate each champion’s unique place in our universe.

As an Illustration Art Intern, you may:

  • Create key illustrations for characters that communicate story through evocative, dynamic compositions with a strong sense of rendering
  • Collaborate with various disciplines to help capture the personality and sense of story in various illustrations; from splash images to in-game promotional events
  • Give and receive extensive feedback 
  • Collaborate with artists in other disciplines to create cohesive and awesome characters
  • Create promotional art for various projects and events on as-needed basis
  • Apply ‘out of the box’ creativity for video game art by painting visually awesome experiences for players

Internship Qualifications

  • Enrolled in a college, university or non degree program 
  • Available to work full-time hours for 10-12 weeks at the indicated office during the summer
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.

Applicable Technologies:

  • PhotoShop
  • Adobe Illustrator

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 the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!

Our Perks:

Riot Internships are paid, and we offer relocation and housing support. You can expect fully subsidized meals and the ability to participate in our Play Fund, so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community through games. The University Programs team also invites you to intern focused events so you can connect with your fellow interns and Rioters to make the most out of your experience.

Applications Close January 17th 11:59pm PT

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