Senior Character Artist

Riot Games
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

As part of the Character Art team, you’ll be the creative wizard who transmogrifies 2D concept art into living and breathing 3D characters, translating your 2D skills into a 3D workflow. Armed with these skills, you’ll model and texture high- and low-poly characters in a fast-paced, flexible, and feedback-driven pipeline. Because you understand the difference between creating characters and simply assembling them, you’ll use your skill to craft and bring life to champion art.

YOU ARE:

  • Educated: you honed your artistic skills as you earned a BFA or received equivalent on-the-job experience
  • A fine artist 3.0: your creative toolbox is updated for the digital age enabling you to agilely leap from an advanced Photoshop session to 3D programs including Maya, ZBrush, and Mudbox
  • A hands-on creative: you build your characters from inside out, giving them lifelike form and movement thanks to your knowledge of human and animal anatomy and keen eye for light, color, value, function and silhouette; your strong hand-painted texture and hard-surface modeling skills bring characters to life
  • A passionate gamer: given you already regularly stay up 'til dawn playing your favorite videogames – especially League of Legends– you’re able to understand players, so your creations connect with and impact them
  • A humble teammate: you understand that constructive criticism helps you grow, so you seek it and give it; while you’re a motivated self-starter, you’re eager to collaborate because you know results are better with team and cross-team communication and feedback

Skills & Requirements

YOU WILL:

  • Collaborate closely with writers, animators, game engineers, and splash artists to define champions that share narrative and visual magnetism
  • Model and texture new characters within the League of Legends universe and beyond as well as update existing champions
  • Give and receive constructive, creative feedback across art disciplines
  • Mentor other 3D artists, helping them meet and raise the quality bar of Riot’s artistic efforts

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in awesome games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim.

Over 67 million play every month. We know players form the foundation of our community and it’s for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience. Headquartered just a couple miles from the beach in Santa Monica, California, Riot nabbed third place on Great Place to Work’s 2013 Best Medium Workplaces list. We also ranked fourth place in the "25 Best Companies to Work for in Technology" list, an accolade based on Glassdoor reviews of Riot by Rioters.

For more info, check out www.riotgames.com.