UI Artist

Description:

We are a San Francisco-based mobile entertainment company that is continuously breaking new ground on smartphones and tablets by building graphically rich games, developing fun new genres of entertainment and creating innovative technologies. We launched in 2009 and have grown to over 200 employees. Our games have been downloaded over 200 million times globally! We are looking for a senior level user interface (UI) artist with strong interest and capabilities in the design and development of engaging user interfaces for casual games on mobile and tablet devices. The ideal candidate will thrive in a work environment that requires strong problem solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication

What you will be doing.

  • Analyze and build upon visual themes to ensure a player’s intuitive interaction with the UI
  • Work with the product manager to define priorities and schedule deliveries for all user interface artists on your team
  • Collaborate with Engineers to ensure technical functionality of the UI artwork
  • Creating UI art for displays and menus that maintain visual consistency throughout the player’s experience
  • Add effects and animation to your designs to improve the user experience

What you need to work here.

  • 5+ years of designing user interfaces for games
  • An avid gamer across multiple platforms
  • Strong conceptualization ability, drawing skills and sketchbook technique
  • Exceptional design skills, production value and attention to detail
  • Able to come up with unique styles as well as adapt established styles
  • Experience with user interface design patterns and standard UCD methodologies
  • Ability to create wireframes and visual design comps
  • Understanding of common software development practices
  • Experience creating dynamic UI animation and effects
  • Fluent in Photoshop and Illustrator, Flash or After Effects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and file management
  • Portfolio:
  • UI artwork in a variety of different styles
  • Clean, professional designs
  • Strong iconography
  • UI visual effects and animation

Highlights:

  • We offer fantastic benefits, including a premier PPO health plan. We cover 100% of the cost of employees’ Dental, Medical and Vision (plus 75% for their dependents). We also provide short and long-term disability and life insurance. We offer flex spending & dependent care accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits and a 401(k) plan. And most important - free lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks Monday through Friday!
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