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As part of the Environment Art team at Riot, you will channel your knowledge of concepting, modeling, and texturing to help tell stories through visually compelling environments. Working within both design and technical constraints you will build optimized environments that enhance the purpose and mood of the game. Your craft expertise and eye for structure, form, shape language, and design will help build fantastic new environments for our players to experience. As a senior member of the team, you will help mentor your fellow team members to raise the quality bar and game developer knowledge.

As a Senior Environment Artist within the Research & Development team, you’ll work on a brand new unpublished AAA game. The Senior Environment Artist will find the right balance between creating a beautiful world and gameplay. Finally, you’ll oversee environment creation including modeling, sculpting, texturing, and lighting.

Responsibilities:

  • Help guide the look and feel of 3D assets ranging from hard surface structures to organic foliage
  • Influence asset creation pipeline with your understanding of optimized low poly asset creation such as modular kits to take into account efficiency, speed, and cross dependencies
  • Work with various materials from hand painted diffuse to PBR workflows
  • Light environments using modern technologies
  • Interpret and push concept designs to the next level while taking into account technical and design constraints such as draw calls, poly counts, texture memory limits, and gameplay boundaries
  • Communicate with various other disciplines to ensure all assets are performant
  • Guide and mentor members of the team

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience creating in-game environment art
  • Experience in stylized art styles
  • Experience in Maya, Photoshop, and Z-Brush
  • Experience with integrating 3D assets in-engine

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in Unreal
  • Experience in Blender
  • Understanding of Substance and PBR workflows
  • Proficient environment concept artist

As a part of the application process, candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio or demo reel of their work and may be asked to complete an art test.

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 players' experiences, this could be your role!

Our Perks:

Riot focuses on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy and 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.

(Bellevue only) Base salary range between $123,000 USD - $171,000 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.

(Los Angeles only) Base salary range between $123,000 USD - $171,000 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.

(Redwood City only) Base salary range between $134,665 USD - $187,335 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.

It’s our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and members of Riot Games, Inc. Riot Games makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled Rioters and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, criminal history, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history (LAMC 189.00).