Riot Games is hiring a

VFX Artist - League, Personalization

Los Angeles, United States

As part of the Real-Time VFX team, you'll design and implement the sleek, dynamic and dramatic visual effects that add atmosphere and depth to gameplay. With your experience, you'll create aesthetically astounding visual effects that communicate game information.

As a VFX Artist on the Player Immersion and Expression (Skins) team, you will report to the VFX Craft Lead. You will create the visuals for new skins, wards and emotes for League of Legends. Each production pod has one VFX artist, so the artist is accountable for the holistic ownership and execution of skin customization for existing champion abilities.


  • Create the visual effects that re-imagine champion's abilities in different universes that broaden the League IP
  • Balance gameplay clarity needs and thematic direction while hitting craft quality benchmarks for VFX
  • Seek growth opportunities from team members in and out of product space that work towards growth goals.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Experience creating stylized real-time VFX
  • Proficiency in VFX fundamentals like timing, shape language, and color theory
  • Skills in 3D/2D Software - Maya, Photoshop
  • Knowledge of the MOBA genre as it pertains to game design, isometric content and visual clarity

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the League of Legends IP and skins universes
  • Experience making complex materials/shaders for use on characters
  • Shipped titles as a VFX Artist

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!

When submitting your application, please provide a portfolio that showcase your best work. As a part of the application process, you may also 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

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).


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