As an Illustration Lead at Riot, your craft expertise, leadership and eye for visual storytelling will help deliver deep engagement and rich fantasy worlds to our players.

Legends of Runeterra (LoR) is our new collectible card game featuring beloved Champions from the League of Legends universe. You'll be accountable for the quality and cohesion of the card illustrations Legends of Runeterra. You will work with a cross-discipline team of experienced developers and manage illustrators and studios from around the world to expand the world of Runeterra through story moments that align with the feel of their gameplay.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the art quality bar and visual style of our card illustrations
  • Lead a team of illustrators and external partners through craft education and mentorship
  • Create and foster great relationships with outstanding external art studios and contractors
  • Partner with the Gameplay art director and worldbuilding team to storyboard future card sets
  • Build comprehensive brief packages that equip our partners with the tools needed to provide a high volume of memorable illustrations
  • Review illustration work to provide clear and relevant feedback to all illustrators
  • Develop a diverse world of Runeterra that includes representation from all parts of its wide ranging global playerbase

Required Qualifications:

  • BA in Game Art Development or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience as a professional Artist/Art Lead
  • 1+ years of management experience on creative teams
  • Expert level painting and visual storytelling skills
  • Work with geographically diverse artists from around the world for whom english is not their first language
  • Familiarity with the Runeterra IP

Desired Qualifications:

  • Game development experience
  • Unity game engine experience

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 has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.

Riot Games fosters a player and workplace experience that values teamwork embodied by the Summoner's Code and Community Code. Our culture embraces differences as a strength, and our values are the guiding principles for how we approach work. We are committed to putting diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the center of everything we do, and promoting a fair and collaborative culture where Rioters treat one another with dignity and respect. We encourage you to read more about our value of thriving together and our ongoing work to build the most inclusive company in gaming

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