AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior UI Artist – New Games Group

The New Games Group is looking for a Senior User Interface Artist to join our team! We’re creating an exciting new project and are looking for a stellar UI Artist to come build something amazing with us.

The Senior UI Artist assists Project Leads in developing the Experience Design vision of a product and carrying out that vision. This role participates in the effort to build innovative and groundbreaking user-centered design solutions that promote ease of use, employ outstanding mobile game/interaction design, and optimize the user experience universally in response to user testing.

Participate in all phases of the experience design process with a concentration on conceptual design/development, visual design, UI art production and game integration.

Work closely with Project Stakeholders to establish and maintain the visual integrity, interaction methods, brand standards, and consistency for the game and collaborate with UX Designers, Technical Artists, Production, Product Management, and Engineering for execution and implementation of design.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Create high-fidelity mock-ups for pre-visualization during pre-production
  • Create UI design/layouts, visual design, and high-quality art assets for user interfaces
  • Prepare assets and partner with technical artists and engineers to implement user interface game assets in Unity
  • Collaborate with the art team to define and stick to a thematic art style
  • Design (and create) functional animation for user interactions
  • Find opportunities to mentor, share knowledge, insights, and experiences with others.
  • Actively participate in company-wide UI/UX community events, critiques, product reviews, and feature retrospectives

Applicant’s Proficiencies

  • 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 efficiently, handle time effectively, and complete your work with minimal oversight.
  • Demonstrates proactive self-development and curiosity about leveling up personal, interpersonal, and craft skills
  • Be organized and demonstrate good digital hygiene and adhere to established naming conventions and organizational standard methodologies
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to collaborate with proactive communication and a willingness to build consensus with potentially opposing perspectives.
  • Able to present sophisticated ideas to diverse audiences and articulate a convincing point of view
  • Ability to co-work and collaborate with multiple studio locations, teams, and partners

Knowledge and Experience

  • A strong foundation in classic graphic design principles
  • Skilled and expert in user interface layout design, hierarchy, color theory, and information architecture
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and adhere to an established visual style and build upon it
  • Proficient at designing and authoring functional UI animation
  • Knowledgeable in fundamental UX Design Principles
  • Well-practiced with the UX Design process: Defining usability challenges, researching the problem space, analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, crafting appropriate solutions, and validating ideas through testing.
  • Experience with assessing and addressing product usability, enjoyment and applying user psychology

Desirable Experience and Skills

  • Proficiency in Unity
  • Well-practiced and skilled in creating user interfaces and UI art
  • Knowledge of UI animation and interaction design
  • Skills in collaborating and partnering with technical team members such as Tech Art and Engineering
  • Experienced in working with the limitations and standard methodologies of developing games for mobile devices

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.
  • 4+ years of experience in the game development industry specializing in UI

Software Skills and Knowledge

  • Very proficient with standard creative software such as the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Figma, Sketch, or other UI design tools
  • Unity Engine (UGUI, NGUI)
  • Familiarity with collaborative virtual environments (Miro, FigJam)
  • ProtoPie, Principle, or other interactive prototyping packages a bonus

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Take-Two RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase 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, Los Angeles, CA, Remote, US, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite, Offsite

Requisition ID: P211715

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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