UI/ Visual Designer - Online Studios

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Areas of Expertise:
Games and Level Design
Hunt Valley
Zenimax Media Inc.
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The Visual Designer is responsible for the graphic design, layout and functionality of game interfaces on all platform versions of The Elder Scrolls Online. The ideal candidate possesses a deep understanding of graphic design, games and their interfaces, to ensure the UI is implemented in way that is accessible to players of all experience levels.

Work directly with the Lead UI Designer to build functional wireframes and animatics in order to pre-visualize new game features and UX flow
Work with the Art Director to create concept art and develop graphic design ideas for new UI features
Work with designers and engineers to implement UI artwork into the game
Work with the Lead UI Designer, Art Director and Creative Director to maintain guidelines and restrictions for User Interface design
Maintain excellent documentation
Understand each new design feature or game system proposed, and offer feedback on the feature before it goes into implementation. This is to ensure the feature takes into account UI design
Ensure that the UI remains holistic in design, and that no team is making a proposal that won’t work with other areas of the UI
Understand the acceptance criteria for each UI feature, and work with stakeholders to make sure those features are implemented to the maximum benefit of the game
Work directly with the art team to ensure the look and feel of the UI remains consistent
Work with UI tech to make sure proposed UI features can be done in a timely manner, and are done in the correct manner according to spec
Implement any changes necessary based on feedback, and be responsive and amenable to such changes as UI relates to the bigger picture

Demonstrable experience designing and implementing functional and elegant user interfaces from concept to completion
Ability to plan out and design original game interfaces and associated features
Portfolio showing strong graphic design sensibilities
Demonstrate an ability to contribute innovative ideas towards all aspects of game UI and user experience
Strong work ethic, initiative, critical thinking skills and ability to anticipate problems
UI design experience with published products, shipped games
Experience with motion graphics a plus
Experience programming or scripting in languages such as Lua a plus

Contact Details:
Zenimax Media Inc.
Tel: (301)-948-2200
Fax: (301) 926-8010
Contact: Recruitment Team

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