Associate Art Director - League of Legends, Game Modes

Jun 29, 2024
Sydney, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

We are seeking a leader who is deeply aligned with our product vision and excels at resolving any misalignment. You will collaboratively shape and impact all craft decisions within your team, ensuring the delivery of high-value results for both players and colleagues. As an accountable team leader, you are responsible for your team's deliverables and artistic quality, and you will partner with other disciplines to develop effective delivery methods.

Effective communication is key in this role; you will ensure stakeholders and team members are well-informed and handle difficult conversations with empathy. You will build and maintain highly functional teams aligned with Riot's culture.

You are adept at recognizing and addressing team health issues promptly, maintaining high performance standards, and coaching team members to meet expectations. You will handle conflicts calmly and compassionately, ensuring that no issues go unaddressed and that alignment across disciplines and initiatives is maintained.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide clear visual direction aligned with the Art Director’s goals

  • Define visual style and direction for multiple product features

  • Develop outsourcing strategies and documentation

  • Ensure the team produces high-quality artwork that meets technical performance targets

  • Partner with Product and Delivery teams to provide visibility into team deliverables and velocity

  • Maintain a healthy development pace for artists

  • Review final work, delivering feedback to ensure quality and consistency

  • Ensure IP cohesion and fidelity across projects

  • Hold the team accountable to Riot’s art quality and performance standards

  • Foster a diverse and inclusive team environment where all members feel valued

  • Reduce noise, emotional friction, and toxic patterns within the team

  • Balance the needs of Riot with the needs of the team

  • Represent the team’s voice and direction to other teams and products

  • Drive the development of efficient art pipelines

Required Qualifications: 

  • BA in Game Art Development (or equivalent experience)

  • Experience as a Senior or Lead Artist

  • 10+ years of industry experience

  • 4+ years of management experience

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!

Working closely with Riot teams globally, Riot Sydney is a powerhouse of talent, and experts in global development. Our team works on VALORANT, League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics, alongside exciting R&D and Tech projects.

If you believe that the Player Experience comes first, we want to hear from you. Our players are a diverse group from different backgrounds, and we want to see that reflected in the people who make our games, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment

Our Perks:

At Riot, we strongly believe in work/life balance, and we encourage that with our open paid time off policy, paid parental leave (for both primary and secondary carers) and flexible work schedules to fit your lifestyle.

We also believe that work should be fun. We have a LAN gaming room, the latest consoles, a play fund so you can broaden and deepen your knowledge of our players and community, and all the snacks you would ever need to power through your day (even healthy snacks!).

And that’s not all we offer, there’s also:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Stipend

  • Wellbeing Reimbursement

  • We will double down on your donations of time and money to non-profits

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Learning and Development opportunities

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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