Full Time Job

Motion Graphics Artist - League, Competitive

Riot Games

Los Angeles, CA 07-20-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Motion Graphics Artist II (P3) - League of Legends

As a Motion Graphics Artist at Riot, you'll take the player experience to the next level by creating high-quality motion graphics for our gameplay and systems. Your technical skill for motion and compositing will breathe life into the game, transforming static scenes into powerful moments for players. You will collaborate with other artists and designers to establish how assets and UI elements will respond, transition, and increase player immersion.

You will partner with Visual Designers, UX Designers, Audio, Product, and Engineers to bring interactive experiences to life and to players through world class motion design. You will assist with League's motion needs such as UI animatics, motion tests, page transitions, full motion user flows, and more. You will report to the Art Lead on the Competitive Team.

Responsibilities:
• Create UI animatics from UI and art assets, following the League of Legends quality, style and motion conventions
• Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to create motion experiences both in-game and out of game in the League Client
• Guide style and workflow improvements to unlock the potential for future artists
• Balance craft and product feedback with empathy and focus on player experience
• Understand and work within the League's game engine to assist engineers with the implement of motion graphics in the game

Required Qualifications
• 3+ years of professional experience storyboarding and creating high-quality motion graphics for games, interactive experiences, or other media
• Experience animating celebrations, UI systems, animatics, notifications and HUDs
• Experience with real-time particle and VFX-based animations
• Proficiency in Adobe After Effects and experience with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Desired Qualifications
• Experience in 3D with motion including Maya, 3DSMax, Cinema4D, or other industry standard software
• Experience in Unity or Unreal
• Experience with Perforce
• Experience in Figma
• Knowledge of best practices for optimized implementation

For this role, you'll find success through craft expertise, a collaborative spirit, and prioritizing the delight of players. We will look at your past studies, experience, and your personal relationship with games. If you embody player empathy and care about the experiences of players, this is the role for you!
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.

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).

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.

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. 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.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn34b3-3-236-225-157-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Riot Games

Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, we released our debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.