Full Time Job

VFX Artist - Teamfight Tactics

Riot Games

Los Angeles, CA 07-08-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
As a VFX Artist II on the Teamfight Tactics Team, you will report to the VFX Art Lead. You will support a variety of projects on the lab team, both in craft and game-play as we create assets that will both surprise and delight players. Workdays will vary from a wide range of products from Environment VFX, unique Damage Missiles, Little Legends, converting League of Legends champions, Traits, new gameplay mechanics and any future VFX needs for League of Legends feature game mode. You will work closely with the Delivery Manager, Art Lead, Designers, Engineers, other discipline artists to stay aligned on vision and priorities. You will also have to quickly mediate and resolve craft disagreements and misalignments while helping Engineers and Designers solve problems on new exciting gameplay for Teamfight Tactics and feature game mode.

Being a part of the Real-Time VFX group, you'll have the opportunities to design and help implement the sleek, dynamic and dramatic special effects that add atmosphere and depth to gameplay. With your experience, you'll create aesthetically astounding visual effects that communicate essential game information. You'll use your artistic and technical skills to breathe life into undead spells, channel primal emotions and capture the essence of hundreds of champions.

• Work with designers to help create exciting and new gameplay
• Update iconic effects from Summoner's Rift into Teamfight Tactics
• Design and help implement clear, atmospheric and eye catching effects
• Balance visual satisfaction and gameplay clarity while working to ensure amazing effects are accurately representing a given action or state
• Use your craft skills to draw, paint, animate and model as-needed
• Find creative and effective solutions to tackle difficult problems in production. Help product owners and designers understand clarity and implementation needs and help make decisions based on those needs
• Build on a deep understanding of League of Legends and Auto Battlers to ensure cohesion between products

Required Qualifications:
• 3+ years of experience creating real-time stylized VFX in games
• Skills in 3D/2D Software - Maya, 3DS Max, Photoshop
• Experience creating high-quality, stylized Real-Time VFX
• Proficiency in VFX development, including fundamentals like timing, shape language, color theory.
• Knowledge of the Auto Battler genre (ideally League of Legends) as it pertains to game design, isometric content and visual clarity

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience working and communicating with several designers
• Development experience creating materials and PBR assets within modern game engines (Unreal, Unity, etc)
• Familiarity with the League of Legends IP and skins universes
• Experience with the League of Legends tools and pipeline
• Tools experience - have worked in several tools, pipelines, and game engines.
• Experience giving direction and delivering clear, constructive feedback to vendors

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpm0z4-3-235-120-150-42 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.