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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

As a Senior Concept Artist, Characters on the Research & Development team, you’ll work on a brand new unpublished AAA game. You’ll partner with the Art Director as you work across disciplines to help build foundational ideas and character concepts. You will also work collaboratively with designers, writers, and producers to bring new worlds and characters to life. You will report directly to the Art Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Ideate and create highly varied character concepts
  • Express character and story through your designs
  • Explore creative solutions to establish a unique visual identity for the characters in the game
  • Craft detailed concept art for 3D artists
  • Work with game designers to understand and fulfill the needs of gameplay
  • Collaborate with the other artists on the team by providing and receiving creative/team feedback and providing clear creative goals and outcomes to your team

Required Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years of professional experience working in concept art
  • 5+ years of professional experience working in Photoshop or equivalent software

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience shipping at least one game title
  • Experience working with various game engines from licensed to proprietary

When submitting your application, please provide a portfolio of your high-quality character concept art - including stylized artwork. And as a part of the application process, you may also be asked to complete an art test.

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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