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Lead Visual Designer

at Riot Games (Culver City, CA, USA) Full Time Friday, October 8th, 2010

Job Description:

As one of the most popular PC games today, League of Legends is reshaping PC gaming and core gamers perception of virtual goods. Riot Games (named a Top 30 developer by Game Developer Magazine), the publisher and developer of League of Legends, is experiencing a period of rapid growth, doubling the size of the company in the past year. With several million players in their debut title across the US and Europe, and numerous awards (including IGN.com’s Readers’ Choice for Best Multiplayer Game for League of Legends), Riot Games has also pioneered innovative marketing for their debut title.

Riot Games is looking for a talented and experienced Lead Visual designer to join our team of high performing professionals. You will have the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology solving challenging visual problems in a fast-paced and results oriented environment. The Lead Visual Designer will be the visionary behind the evolution of Riot Games’ and League of Legend’s graphic and web designs.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding visual design skills with a strong sense of graphic design, layout, color, typography, and style, and a deep appreciation for simple, sleek, and usable interfaces. They should also have a solid understanding of interaction design and the way effective designs help achieve business goals.

Responsibilities:

•Coordinate visual design projects and reviews work of the visual design team, providing mentorship and helping to build a strong team

•Work closely in an agile environment with UX designers, front-end developers and key stakeholders to create a highly polished visual experience that fully represent brand, market, and end-user requirements

•Proactively identify opportunities for improvements, and propose innovative changes to the visual design process

•Visually define and refine the Riot Games and League of Legends brands look and feel

•Generate and maintain design documents such as style guides and pattern libraries

Requirements:

•Must have experience working on a high traffic site with significant interactive functionality

•4+ years creating high production value websites and applications, including at least one year of management or team leadership experience

•Experience with both ground up visual and brand design, as well as major overhauls/aesthetic evolution

•Expert level knowledge of design and prototyping tools such as Photoshop

•Working knowledge of HTML/CSS/JavaScript and Flash

•Strong web and interactive design knowledge with the ability to iterate and product multiple solutions

•Excellent organization, communication, interpersonal, and time management skills. Strong attention to detail.

•Ability to give feedback and creative direction

You’ll be working on projects large and small that will be enjoyed by millions of players around the world, and allow you to challenge and grow your skills.

How to apply:

Please send resume and cover letter with “Lead Visual Designer | Your Name” in the subject line to: [email protected]
*Emails missing the position title in subject line won’t be considered*