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Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. As the most played video game in the world, over 100 million play every month. Players form the foundation of our community and it’s for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience.

We’re looking for humble but ambitious, razor-sharp professionals who can teach us a thing or two. We promise to return the favor. Like us, you take play seriously; you’re passionate about games. We embrace those who see things differently, aren’t afraid to experiment, and who have a healthy disregard for constraints.

That's where you come in.

As Art Lead in China Team, you will channel your extensive knowledge of game environment development to breathe life into the world of an exciting new fighting game.

You’ll expand and support a high performing art team, and give them the guidance and context they need in order to deliver amazing concepts, models that set industry standards on craft, meet all technical requirements, and match the game’s art style. Through a mix of craft training and hands on leadership, you will level up the team’s craft, mediate and resolve craft disagreements and misalignment, and keep the team motivated towards creating excellent experiences for our players. Using your broad knowledge of art, craft and technique, you’ll set clear goals for your team, and make sure the process of delivering those goals is as smooth as possible for both your team and their stakeholders.

You will partner closely with the product teams and other artists, ensuring that the concepts are not only excellent in a vacuum, but also effectively promote and align with larger products. You will maintain your own craft skills, inspire creativity and keep a high quality bar with hands on environment artwork as you deem necessary.

Responsibilities

  • As overall art lead on the team, you will oversee the quality of the work the team delivers, and set the bar for excellence
  • You will build a world class team by sourcing AAA art talent in China, and develop and grow their skills through training and feedback
  • You will collaborate with Rioters worldwide, to make sure product goals are fulfilled and working practices are appropriate
  • You will set a clear vision, provide consistent feedback, build trust with your team
  • You will drive the development of Style Guides and Process Guides
  • You will lead and improve team rituals to support high quality craft and individual growth
  • You will accomplish your mission with complete autonomy if the need arises; you're dedicated in finding creative and effective solutions to vigilantly eliminate difficult problems

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to create high quality, hand-painted environment concepts, including an understanding of how to produce assets which are critical in driving the creative process
  • Extreme proficiency in different art pipeline
  • Extensive knowledge of modeling, environmental build-up, character modeling
  • Proven experience leading/mentoring teams and individuals. Growth minded and motivated towards teaching, enabling, and coaching other concept artists
  • Experience giving thorough direction and delivering timely, clear feedback
  • A strong communicator and able to convey abstract/sophisticated ideas in a concise way
    Proven experience leading/mentoring teams and individuals. Growth minded and motivated towards teaching, enabling, and coaching other artists
  • Experienced at Art Lead in at least 1 published online games from beginning to end

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience teaching art, and character concepting in particular, online or in person
  • Experienced in Unreal Engine Project
  • Familiarity with Shooting games
  • Fluent in written and spoken English as plus

Don’t forget to include a resume and cover letter. We receive a lot of applications, but we’ll notice a fun, well-written intro that shows us you take play seriously.

Our Perks:
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.