In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends and has since gone on to become the most played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. Delivering visually stunning experiences for a global audience while also building new games gives artists exciting and complex problems to solve. Here, artists are working not only with one another, but also side-by-side with game designers, narrative writers, audio designers and engineers to ensure that each piece of content from Riot reaches the level of quality players deserve. From animations to illustrations, cinematics to comics, characters to environments, we work as a team to put players first.

As a Senior Illustration Artist for the League of Legends Splash Illustration team your craft expertise and eye for illustration will help deliver deep engagement and rich fantasy worlds to our players. You will report to the Illustration Art Manager on the Splash team, and be a key member of your discipline community. You will support the craft and execution across the whole splash team by collaborating with teammates and cultivating excellence. You will produce high quality promotional splash illustrations, with an excellent eye for light, color, composition, dynamic anatomy, high-fidelity rendering and storytelling.


  • Consistent craft executor of high-quality 2D Splash Illustrations with little oversight
  • Assist the splash team in maintaining the bar for excellence
  • Sharing of craft expertise and knowledge through discipline community, mentorship and art collaboration
  • Participate in style guide creation, team rituals, and getting involved in consistent feedback

Required Qualifications

  • 6+ years of industry experience
  • Showcase ability to create high quality 2D Splash Illustrations
  • Excellent proficiency in art fundamentals, visual storytelling, anatomy, lighting, materials and color theory
  • Comfortable in Splash Style including character focused illustrations with stylized anatomy, heroic compositions and cinematic/realistic believability
  • Experience creating high end digital art assets in Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience with 2D Illustration asset creation pipelines

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in-house with creative teams
  • Experience owning and effectively communicating about projects and workflow
  • AAA Game Development experience
  • Familiarity with League of Legends Characters, IP Universes and Lore

As a part of the application process, candidates will be required to provide a portfolio of their work.

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!

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.

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.

  • (Los Angeles Only) Base salary range between $142,900.00 – $199,600.00 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).

Tagged as: Adobe Photoshop, Anatomy, Animations, Collaboration, Color Theory, Composition, Content, Creative, Deep Engagement, Digital, Empathy, Esports, Illustration, Mentorship, Relationship, Rendering, Storytelling, Visual Storytelling

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