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Product/UX/UI Lead Designer Expiring soon

4164/5368/136888

Game Academy

Negotiable

London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Art and Animation,Education,Games and Level Design

10/06/2020

08/04/2020

07/06/2020

Mid-Senior Level

Contract | Full Time

No

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.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • 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 

Skills required: 

Design thinking process knowledge

Graphic Design

UX/UI

Design Tools (Invision)

Understanding: JavaScript, HTML, CSS

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.

Skills preferred:

Drawing

Game design

Game development

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. 

References

 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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