Originally Posted by Koragon
What choices did you have to make to obtain the career path of Creative Designer.
I have been looking to pursue this career path, but I'm not sure where to start.
And you accept internships? I have always been compelled by the Lore in which LoL has been made from.
Just a few questions, Lead Summoner Bab.
Not sure I can provide a specific path for you, but I can riff a little bit on my background.
My focus is being a designer, with the creative stuff coming along for the ride. That's the best way to describe it. I've spent the bulk of my career trying to become a better designer. That means spending a lot of time working on areas that aren't my "core strength" - statistics, balance weighting, etc. The creative stuff has tended to come naturally for me. While I need to work at the creative just like everything else, I need to focus every day on all aspects of design.
My college work (Theater, English) has helped me immensely, especially the Theater work (believe it or not). Understanding characters and their motivations has helped me to become a (I hope) better storyteller.
Being a pop culture junkie hasn't hurt me at all in this gig. You just need to control it with a degree (or several) of moderation.
We currently have an internship for Creative Design - check it out and see if you qualify: http://www.riotgames.com/careers/creative-design-intern