As a Riot Outsource Manager, 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 a Supervisor, Art Outsourcing on the Legends of Runeterra team, you will report to the Illustration Manager. You will collaborate with the team’s partner studios and external artists to support illustration efforts. You’ll be responsible for establishing the cadence of illustration deliverables and track the progress of external illustration development.


  • Commission a high volume of illustration artwork
  • Work with Art Leads to generate and provide art feedback to our external partners in a timely manner
  • Monitor external partner submissions to ensure consistency and quality over all incoming art assets, adhering to technical specifications
  • Participate in crafting art briefs with our external partners alongside the Narrative Lead to support execution of deliverables
  • Participate in team brainstorming sessions for future Runeterra creative expressions
  • Provide art support with detailed paintovers, art rendering, asset creation, and approved asset implementation/integration, as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of professional experience working on commercial art illustration and/or commissions.
  • Professional experience handling several art vendors concurrently, or professional experience working with multiple internal and external partners.
  • Professional experience with asset production management
  • Professional experience working in Adobe Photoshop or Clip Studios
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to navigate conversations with other artists, and business leaders.
  • Strong understanding of art fundamentals – line, shape, color texture, and space

Desired Qualifications:

  • Understanding of Legends of Runeterra both as a game and lore
  • Professional experience as a 2D generalist

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 the experiences of players, this could be the role for you!

As a part of the application process, candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio of their work and may be asked to complete an art test.

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 $102,000.00 – $143,200.00 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, Artwork, Brainstorming, Empathy, Illustration, Infrastructure, Outsourcing, Production Management, Rendering

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