Concept Artist, Character - Unpublished Tactical FPS
In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends, which 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 Character Concept Artist at Riot, you will bring characters and creatures 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 help come up with visual solutions for game concepts.
Project A is Riot’s take on a character-based tactical shooter (for more info on Project A click here!). As a Concept Artist on the team, you will create and improve characters for Project A. You will keep the players' experience in mind as you work across disciplines to help build foundational ideas and concepts. You will also work collaboratively with designers, writers, and producers to bring new characters to life.
- Build, sketch, ideate, and iterate new character concepts in collaboration with other developers
- Craft detailed concept art and orthographics for 3D artists and animators to implement into working game assets
- Creatively solve problems and figure out efficient solutions on executing the look and feel of the character
- Collaborate closely with other disciplines to build characters that are both narrative and visually cohesive
- Take your skillful knowledge of story tropes, archetypes, and narrative devices of all kinds to help improve the designs that go into our worlds
- Bring your deep understanding of human and animal anatomy and know how to stretch the limits while still maintaining a consistent art direction
- Guide and mentor other teammates
- 2+ years of experience in the video game industry as a Character Concept Artist
- Professional experience working with Photoshop
- Shipped an AAA title as a Concept Artist
- Experience working as a Concept Artist on an FPS title
We offer medical, dental, and vision plans that cover you, your spouse/domestic partner, and children. Life insurance, parental leave, plus short-term and long-term disability coverage are also available. Riot will support your retirement benefits with a company match, and double down on your donations of time and money to non-profit charitable organizations. Balance between work and personal life is encouraged with open paid time off, and a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your personal relationship with games.
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