AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Experience Designer

Zynga Toronto is looking for a Senior Experience Designer to join our design team. The Senior Experience Designer is responsible for creating user-centered design solutions that feature ease of use, employ best-in-class interaction design, and optimize the user experience. This includes all phases of the design process such as conceptual design/development (the big idea), UX flows/navigation maps, wireframes, graphic and interface design, prototypes, storyboards, persona/scenario development, and art production.

You will work closely with the Art Director to establish and maintain visual integrity, interaction methods, brand standards, and consistency.

Join us if:

  • You would love to be a part of the visual design process involving research, experimentation, design, and revision
  • You will have experience creating wireframes and flows, assert library systems, UI Assets, graphic design skills, and interaction specifications/guidelines
  • You have experience designing for mobile responsive layouts and working with sketch, zeplin.io, prototyping tools ( examples: Flinto, Framer, InVision Studio, Axure) , and the Adobe family. ( ie, Illustrator, Photoshop and After Effects )
  • You’re prepared to work with internal client and project partners to ensure designs meet customer needs
  • You’re current on visual design trends in similar creative industries
  • You’re experienced in developing UI for mobile games or applications
  • You’re experienced in creating UI guidelines
  • You’re experienced working with teams of Art Directors, Producers, Game Designers, Engineers, UXD designers and Product Managers
  • You’re committed to adapting creative styles as needed while maintaining creative, technical, and brand standards universally
  • You have strong communication skills and are able to articulate, present, and speak clearly about design decisions
  • You have at least 3 years related experience in interactive, visual and brand environments
  • You’re an ideas person who can translate concepts into form, function, and execution 

A link to your online portfolio, or a PDF, is required. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered. 

Responsibilities:

  • Able to identify needs for, design and conduct user experience research quickly and apply it to feature UX development
  • Evaluates designs quickly and creates original high-quality work. Is responsible for the entire product UX and its features
  • Possess an excellent understanding of visual design principles, style guidelines, design processes, and creative workflow
  • Develop UI, graphic design, and interaction specifications/guidelines
  • Employ user-centered design practices to deliver extraordinary interactive game experiences
  • Consistently generate creative ideas for products and can present and sell design concepts at the franchise and company level
  • Persuasively recommends and promotes UX ideas with enthusiasm, conviction, and assertiveness.
  • Interface, collaborate with team, studio and company partners to ensure the user experience reflects player needs and consistency

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years’ experience in the User Experience Design
  • You will have shipped at least one successful mobile product end-to-end
  • Proficient in Sketch, Zeplin, Adobe Suite and industry-standard prototyping tools. (Flinto, Protio.io, Axure or InVision Studio )
  • Deep understanding of UX principles
  • Specialty in mobile gaming interface design
  • Knowledge of JavaScript coding and animation/motion design is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Passion for casual gaming and youth pop culture
  • A Degree in graphic arts, interaction design, or equivalent industry experience in the design field 

Nice to Have:

  • Experience of working with Unity / UGUI

WHAT DO WE GIVE YOU?

  • Zynga Stock RSUs and Bonus Plan
  • Full medical, dental, vision benefits as well as life insurance
  • Catered lunch daily
  • Generous Paid Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Open Vacation Policy
  • Flexible working hours
  • Casual dress every single day
  • Work with cool people!

Careers region: North America

Careers Category: Art & User Experience

Careers location: Toronto, Canada

Careers Type: Full-Time