Associate Art Director – Unannounced R&D Project
Job Id: REQ-0001303
As an Associate Art Director at Riot, you will manage a team of Artists and oversee the development and growth of the team. You are also responsible for the hiring, onboarding, and offboarding of direct reports and ensuring that the team is meeting department quality and product needs. You will lean on your years of experience to help build some of the most iconic art in the world of gaming. Your skills, artistic eye and understanding of art principles and process will lead the way in art creation. Working within both technical and design constraints, you will use your knowledge of game development art production and readability to ensure art is optimized in game. Your craft expertise and high-level execution will enrich the player’s immersive experience.
As the Associate Art Director on this unannounced R&D Project, you will be responsible for building the game’s creative direction and driving the vision through all aspects of art including Environment, Character, VFX, and UI. You will partner with the discipline specific art leads and various other departments such as Product Owners, Designers and Engineers to create globally-appealing content that inspires your team and delights players. You will also collaborate across Riot with teams from Hong Kong, China and Marketing.
- Help establish the creative direction of the game and guide the vision across all art craft disciplines
- Lead Large Product efforts and coordinate resources
- Ensure IP Cohesion / Fidelity is maintained
- Provide constructive feedback on artists’ work to ensure quality and achievement of product goals
- Manage Tension: Be a source of calm and compassion when dealing with misalignments
- 10+ years of industry experience
- 4+ years of management experience
- Strong visual communication skills
- Familiarity with the League of Legends universe and art style
- Worked on games as a service or sustained titles (‘evergreen’ projects)
- Proficiency in video game development tools, pipelines, and workflows
- Experience working with external partners and giving and taking feedback
- BA in game art development
- Experience setting up pipelines and workflows
For this role, you'll find success through visual communication expertise, a collaborative spirit, and prioritizing 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!
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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