Art Lead, Character Concept Art - Unpublished Fighting Game

May 19, 2022
Los Angeles, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

As a Character Concept Artist on Project L, you will bring Iconic Characters to the fighting game stage.  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 lead member of the team, you will help mentor your fellow team members and continue to raise the quality bar at the studio.

Project L is Riot's League-IP take on a competitive fighting game. As an Art Lead, Character Concept Art on the Project L team, 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 the project's characters to life.


  • Give existing League of Legends champs a fresh take for Project L and the fighting game community
  • Craft detailed concept art for 3D artists and express character and story through the creation of your designs
  • Explore creative solutions to establish a unique visual identity for the characters in the game
  • 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
  • Manage, mentor, and review the work of your team to meet quality expectations and performance standards

Required Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years of professional experience working in concept art
  • A portfolio consisting of exciting character designs, callouts, and turns

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience shipping at least one game title
  • Experience working on a project from inception through completion

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.

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