AVAILABLE POSITIONS Principal Experience Designer – GOT Slots

This is an exciting opportunity to join our awesome and award–winning “Game of Thrones Slots” game team as a principal designer. We’re looking for someone that loves creating and crafting outstanding user interfaces in addition to being passionate about understanding and empathizing with the players of our game and creating experiences that are not only beautiful but also functional and appropriate to the spirit of the game. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a game that is based on the award–winning Game of Thrones rich universe of characters and storylines. 

You will lead all phases of the design process, including conceptual design/development, graphic and interface design, interaction models, prototypes, user/task flows, and art production. 

You will work closely with the “Game Of Thrones” Franchise Stakeholders to establish and maintain the visual integrity, interaction methods, brand standards, and consistency for the game and collaborate with Product Management and Engineering to execute design.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Create high-fidelity mock-ups for pre-visualization during pre-production 
  • Create UI art and visual design for user interfaces 
  • Develop mood boards and help guide the visual design of features 
  • Collaborate with the art team to define/adhere to a thematic art style 
  • Design (and create) functional animation for user interactions 
  • Collaborate with the product and design teams to conceptualize, define, and develop features that yield extraordinary experiences for our players 
  • Synthesize the needs of players and all game departments to find solutions that work for all. 
  • Be competent in creating user flows, interface wireframes, prototypes, and design documentation.
  •  Set examples, guides, and standard methodologies in UI/UX for others in your game team 
  • Lead and participate in company-wide UI/UX community events, critiques, product reviews, and feature retrospectives
  • Participate in critiques, product reviews, and retrospectives 
  • Mentor senior UI/UX staff 
  • Collaborate with UI/UX staff from other game teams to share findings and develop standard methodologies across the organization

Desired Skills and Experience

  • A mastery in classic graphic design principles 
  • Visual design skills with regard to color theory, layout and typography. 
  • A veteran in adapting and adhering to an established visual style and building upon it 
  • Can consistently produce high-quality visual assets for user interfaces 
  • An accomplished expert with UI layout & design tools (Photoshop, Figma, Sketch, or similar tools) 
  • Familiarity with collaborative virtual environments (Miro, FigJam) 
  • Ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced setting. Be able to rapidly develop new skills and behaviors in response to changing circumstances. 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work efficiency, handle time effectively, and complete your work with minimal oversight. 
  • Demonstrates proactive self-development and interest in leveling up personal, interpersonal, and craft skills 

 Find opportunities to mentor, share your knowledge, insight, and experiences with others. 

    • Able to present complex ideas to diverse audiences and articulate a convincing point of view 
    • Highly proficient written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing. 
    • Ability to co-work and connect with multiple studio locations, teams, and partners 
    • Able to collaborate with proactive communication and a willingness to build consensus with potentially opposing perspectives. 
    • Experienced expert in designing for games vs. task completion, specifically supporting fun and engagement 
    • Experienced with prototyping design software (Figma, Sketch, or similar tools) and the prototype development process 
    • Slots experience is desirable but not required 
  • Familiarity with the Unity Engine (UGUI, NGUI) is desirable

Education and Level of Experience

  •  Education: Bachelor's degree in HCI, Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, or related area required. A combination of education and experience may substitute for a Bachelor's degree. 
  • Experience in the gaming industry is desirable but not required

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary and generous bonus plan
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

Hiring Update: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

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Careers Category: Art & Animation

Careers location: Austin, TX, Carlsbad, CA, Chicago, IL, Eugene, OR, Remote, US, Remote, Canada, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite, Offsite

Requisition ID: P211690

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Zynga does not engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov