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Senior Motion Graphics Artist - Wild Rift

7 days ago by Riot Games

Los Angeles (California), USA

Job Level: Senior

Contract: Full Time

Sector: Design

As a Motion Graphics Artist, you will concept and give life to high quality motion projects for Riot Games products. Your technical skills and keen aesthetic eye for motion and compositing will transform static images into dynamic works of art. You will make creative decisions to define how elements within projects will interact, build, transition, and function in collaboration with artists, designers and engineers.

As a Motion Graphics Artist on Wild Rift, you will design, lead, and execute on all of Wild Rift’s motion needs like UI animatics, page transitions, full motion user flows, and more. You will collaborate with UI artists, UX designers, Audio, Engineering, and QA from both Riot and external partners to create stable and performant motion graphics that level up the player experience.


  • Create UI animatics by taking the visuals of menus, buttons, navigation flows, and UI and animating them according to the League of Legends quality bar and style
  • Create motion graphics with Unity, including documenting motion conventions and best practices for future artists to leverage
  • Confidently operate as the single subject matter expert on motion graphics on the Wild Rift team, able to effectively communicate and represent what motion can be used for and when it shouldn’t be leveraged
  • Understand and present the product features goals temporally, breathe life into the Wild Rift experience by adding dynamic elements and visual effects to static artwork
  • Adeptly navigate feedback with Riot and external partners to achieve the products goals
  • Utilize various technical formats of League of Legends style animations in the most efficient and performant way that achieves the goals of Wild Rift

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of professional experience as a motion graphics artist
  • Experience animating dynamic and functional User Interfaces
  • Experience working in 3D with motion including Maya, 3dMax, or other industry standard plug ins like Figma
  • Experience with the Adobe Suite including After Effects

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of League of Legends IP and style
  • Experience in Unity or desire to learn some programming in Unity
  • Knowledge of best practices for optimized implementation
  • Knowledge of writing shaders in HLSL
  • Knowledge of FSM or C# fundamentals
  • Available to travel outside of the US multiple times per year
  • Mandarin speaking is a plus

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!

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).

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