London, United Kingdom
Art and Animation,Education,Games and Level Design
Contract | Full Time
We are looking for a super-talented Product (UX/UI) Designer with creative flair and a great portfolio to join the London team of an exciting young venture for game players - the very first of its kind.
Are you looking for a new role, working on a service in its earliest, formative days? Are you commercially-minded, enjoy problem-solving, playing video games and have a portfolio jam-packed with exceptional UX/UI design?
We want to bring your vision and talent to help us progress from an MVP to a fully functioning, consumer-facing digital product to unlock the potential of the world’s 2.5 bn game players.
Our product: an online service that enables players of video games to make the most of and capitalise upon their in-game talent out of game. Our core user: 17-34 playing non-casual games 6+ hrs a week, looking for professional development.
lead design projects across the entire product lifecycle and multiple product launches
work with co-founders and a software developer to find elegant but practical solutions
rapidly produce multiple concepts and prototypes across mobile and web
translate user insights into inspiring, fun design
recruit and manage copywriter, artist and other freelancers, if required
keep product design and development on track and looking towards future horizons
Who you are:
A designer with a minimum of 3 years of experience in consumer-tech digital products (web and mobile) and some exposure to the games industry
Passionate about games, design and all things digital, always eager to learn, possess and pursue extra curiosity
Leading edge, skilled in using design tools and with a strong creative ability
Design thinking process knowledge
Design Tools (Invision)
Soft skills required:
We want you to be proactive.
We are a start-up and looking for a self-starter who can propose and try new things out.
We want you to enjoy working with a small team of highly committed people.
We want you to have an interest in video games, skills development and self-improvement.
We need you to be result-orientated.
We need you to walk towards multi-tasking, never away into an ivory tower.
Experience with employability, educational products
Engaged with gaming communities
We offer a competitive salary, opportunity for shares and join a venture from its earliest beginnings.
About Game Academy
Game Academy is a talent tech platform for video game players. We help them identify and grow in-game skills and apply them out of the game. We seek to leverage the talent of video game players, support their well-being and serve the demands of the workplace.
The venture founders are a team of entrepreneurs with extensive experience in media production, teaching, game play and data science. We’ve been responsible for award-winning content, new public experiences, ground-breaking scientific research and supporting the employment and development of many people.
Game Academy ‘Early Access’/Alpha – http://gameacademy.co
BBC: How Playing Video Games Could get you a Better Job’ – August 2019 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49317440
Please note that as part of a selection process you'll have to complete an assessment task and pass 2 interviews.
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