SENIOR UI ARTIST

OVERVIEW

 

We are looking for a super switched on Senior UI artist  to work in our amazing art team.

As a candidate you would be a proven professional in your field, with the ability to guide a product along the development process and help provide a vision to all members of the team. You will share knowledge and provide mentorship to other artists. 

You also have an eye for clean and playful design, possess superior UI skills, and have the ability to translate high-level requirements into coherent UI flow in order to create beautiful, intuitive, and functional user interfaces.

This role is full-time, based in-house. We can consider permanent or in-house contract employment but not freelance or agencies. You must be able to legally work in Australia.

Please include a link to your Portfolio demonstrating outstanding visual and technical ability.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conceptualize and design game UI including HUD and GUI elements, menus, iconography, etc.

  • Create UX wireframes, mock-ups, etc. to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas

  • Be able to implement ideas in the game engine from whitebox prototype to polished final product

  • Work within the UI team and provide guidance for the look/feel of key user-interfaces and styles, engaging in all aspects of the design process to ensure a fitting and consistent art style

  • Work with designers to determine the functionality and features of the UI and ensure that game information is well conveyed

  • Constant research & interpretation of latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies

  • To help in reinforcing great teamwork and amazing studio culture!

REQUIRED SKILLS​

  • 5+ years of experience in designing user-interfaces for games and/or other related software

  • Ability to contribute to a vision and help guide your projects to success.

  • Experience providing mentorship and training to more junior members of the team.

  • Experience working in game interfaces on at least one game preferred

  • Demonstrable UI design skills with a strong portfolio

  • Experience working within Unity3D, with specific proficiency using Unity UI Setup and Animation systems

  • An expert degree of experience within Photoshop

  • Excellent graphic design skills (design, layout and typography)

  • Proven ability to work on a diverse range of styles

  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively

  • Experience with software development processes and project management tools

  • Ability to clearly articulate reasoning behind design decisions

  • Ability to self-manage and meet deadlines effectively

  • Excellent initiative, self-motivation, communication, organisational and problem solving skills, as well as team working and the ability to accept and follow direction

  • The ability to prioritise and work on multiple tasks simultaneously and manage competing priorities.

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently to get the job done without day-to-day direction.

  • Understanding of mobile / console games and the industry as a whole.

  • Conduct strategy audits with your lead to identify further opportunities to improve the way we do things.

  • Think on their feet and act quickly.

  • Have a can-do with the ability to turn a negative into a positive, no problem is too great.

BONUS POINTS

  • Experience in 2D Art/Illustration

  • Experience working within Unreal Engine

  • Experience developing for VR or console titles

If you're ready to stand out from the crowd and deliver exceptional work please keep reading…

WHAT WE OFFER!

  • Incredible studios based in gorgeous Port Melbourne, right next to the city and many public transport options (although for the time being all working from home) 

  • Amazing culture and team, we have some of the best people in Australia (we're not bias at all ;) ) 

  • Incredible chance for progression. We're agile and fast growing, giving plenty of chances for you to grow in your role. 

  • The chance to work on some of the most exciting projects, with the most incredible companies in the world  - just take a look at our website!

PLEASE APPLY WITH YOUR CV AND KILLER COVER LETTER WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • Why are you applying for our role at Playside? 

  • Tell us all about yourself!

  • What is your proudest work achievement?

  • Why do you think you're the one for this role? 

  • Why are you leaving your current role?

  • How many weeks' notice do you need?

OUR PROCESS

 

We want you to get to know us as much as we get to know you! Our process will go as follows: 

  • You apply with your killer Portfolio, cover letter and CV

  • Quick phone call chat with our People & Culture Manager Lauren

  • You may then be invited in for a Zoom interview to outline all of your past work and we will let you know all about Playside.

  • We may then give you a short activity to complete to display how you work

  • 2nd stage Zoom call, to meet with some more of our Playsiders. 

 

Only candidates successful for a role will be contacted. Do keep an eye on our LinkedIn page and careers page to future roles. 

In order for your application to be considered, you must submit a portfolio or other samples of your work. All portfolios must contain a detailed shot breakdown of the work. It must be very clear what you, the applicant, are responsible for in your reel, screenshots, scanned pictures, web page portfolio, etc.