As part of the Illustration team, you’ll put stylus to Cintiq and create 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

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a college, university or non degree program
  • Available to work full-time hours for 10-12 week at our Santa Monica Headquarters (subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Experience with PhotoShop or Adobe Illustrator

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong fundamentals in proportions, anatomy, materials, color usage, lighting, areas of detail and areas of rest
  • Ability to showcase a character’s story and portray personality through facial expression and posing
  • Experience with dynamic compositions, compelling silhouettes, and creative use of camera angles

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!

General Portfolio Advice:

  • Please limit application submission to 1 role. You will automatically be considered for similar roles based on your portfolio 
  • Online format is preferred (Artstation, personal websites, etc.)
  • If you have private work that is under NDA, please include the password in your application. Otherwise, we recommend you do not password protect your portfolio
  • Test that your Portfolio or reel is accessible. Please include access to your portfolio on your resume in addition to the application form in case the link breaks
  • Ensure your portfolio showcases your best work
  • Fan Art? Sure! It shows your versatility as it relates directly to our art style
  • Depending on the role, immersing yourself in the game to get the feel, tone and look can go a long way for your portfolio

Our Perks:

Riot Internships are paid, and we offer relocation and housing support. You can expect 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 15th 11:59pm PT

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