SENIOR UI ARTIST

OVERVIEW

 

So...If you've been looking for your opportunity to get your foot in the door with an exciting, fast-growing gaming company...look no further

We are seeking an imaginative, skillful, motivated and versatile UI Artist to join our 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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with Creative leads, Designers and Engineers to create striking and consistent user interface visuals

  • Produce wireframes, concepts and final assets for game UI, including HUD and GUI elements

  • Support the engineering team with UI implementation

  • Maintain the artistic and stylistic vision throughout the development process

  • Create style guides and documentation

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

  • Help reinforce great teamwork and an amazing studio culture!

REQUIRED SKILLS​

  • Three plus years of professional experience as a UI Artist

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

  • Ability to show a portfolio that includes examples of game UI implementation

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

  • Sound understanding of the field of UX

  • Exceptional knowledge and experience with graphic design, typography and iconography

  • Expert proficiency in Adobe Photoshop

  • 2D art and motion design skills

  • Ability to work well both in a team and independently without day-to-day instruction

  • Can interpret feedback and take direction well

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Can meet deadlines while working on multiple projects

  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively

  • Can think on their feet and act quickly

BONUS POINTS

  • Experience in Art/Illustration

  • Experience working within Unity and/or 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 AT PLAYSIDE!

  • 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 cover letter and CV

  • Quick phone call chat with our People & Culture Lead 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. 
     

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.