Art Lead, Art Outsourcing (3D Character Art) - Unpublished Fighting Game

Riot Games
October 09, 2023
Offerd Salary:$170,400
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As an Art Lead, Art Outsourcing at Riot Games, you will help connect product teams to the right external partners while improving art outsource infrastructure and practices. You will build meaningful and trusting relationships through clear two-way communication. Your approach will ensure sustainable production without compromising quality. A perfect blend between a veteran production artist and logistics expert, you will provide art direction and strive to make the outsourcing experience truly world-class and engaging for all parties involved.

As an Art Lead, Art Outsourcing on Project L, you will report to the Associate Art Director. You will collaborate with partners across all disciplines to ensure that the game's artistic vision is upheld, especially as it pertains to 3D character art. You will train embedded outsource managers how to best execute in the space. You'll be responsible for maintaining relationships with external developers and other groups at Riot working with external development.

  • Support the scaling of content production through outsourcing and co- development
  • Establish relationships between external developers and the game teams
  • Create a consistent and healthy cadence of communication and feedback
  • Create documentation templates and develop operational standards for Project L's outsourcing production
  • Help source external partners, vet them, and work with external developers with the contracts
  • Help align internal and external art teams to work as one cohesive organization
  • Advise teams on when to engage with external resources
  • Advise teams on what needs to be in place to begin work with external resources
  • Work with our partners to maintain the art vision
  • Enforce the pipeline for external asset development and communicate with internal stakeholders
  • Partner with production to establish a healthy cadence of deliverables for the art development
  • Required Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of combined professional experience in the game industry in art leadership roles and external development
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to navigate conversations with technical staff, artists, and business leaders
  • Fundamental game art skills with a focus on 3D character art
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Proficiency with Maya, Substance Painter, and Unreal Engine
  • Experience overseeing strategy, budgets, negotiations, and vendor relationship management within constraints
  • Professional experience with asset production management
  • Experience sourcing external partners, vetting them, and creating contracts
  • 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!

    Additionally, when submitting your application, please provide a portfolio of your work. As a part of the application process, you may also be asked to complete an art test.

    Our Perks:

    Riot focuses on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy and 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.

  • (Redwood City only) Base salary range between $170,400.00 - $238,100.00 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.
  • (Los Angeles Only) Base salary range between $155,600.00 - $217,400.00 USD + incentive compensation + equity + 401K with company match + medical, dental, vision, and life insurance + short and long-term disability + open PTO.
  • 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).

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