Senior UI Artist

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Region:
Canada
Area:
Vancouver
City:
Vancouver
Posted:
21-Apr-17
Company:
Relic Entertainment
Job Ref:

Do you love games, and are an expert in creating polished, yet functional UI?

If so, our Senior UI Artist role might be the perfect fit for you!

Relic Entertainment, a wholly owned studio of SEGA, is the award winning RTS developer of Homeworld, Dawn of War and Company of Heroes, and we’re on the hunt for a Senior UI Artist to work in our Vancouver studio. This soon to be Relican will join our Art Team supporting our exciting unannounced project. As a studio, our role is to create a workplace where people are energized and empowered to not only do their best work but to continually surpass their best. We’ll push you out of your comfort zone to become the best version of you by giving you the ownership and creative freedom to solve our most challenging problems.

As our Senior UI Artist you will…

Conceptualize, prototype, and implement the game’s UI – you’ll partner with the design team to drive the vision of the game’s user interface forward.
Create stunning game assets – this will include menus and icons that depict various units, gear, upgrades and abilities.
Create UI specifications, wireframes, and front-end flows – you’ll be prototyping & mapping user experience.
Build and maintain the UI art style guide – by leading this, you’ll ensure that players can enjoy a consistent and immersive gaming experience while navigating the game’s interface.
Ensure and deliver on an innovative, attractive, and functional user experience – you’ll work closely with our designers, artists, and programmers to achieve this.
Communicate the vision of the franchise’s UI and provide feedback to our teams – providing feedback will be essential in ensuring the visual quality of your designs comes together in the finished experience.

We’re looking for someone who has…

5+ years of relevant experience with at least 3 years’ experience in the game industry.
Post-secondary education in an Art discipline, with preference towards a Degree or Diploma in Graphic Design.
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative.
Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash, and a working knowledge in Microsoft Visio or similar information software.
The ability to layout complex information in an easy to understand manner.
Strong visual design skills (i.e., composition, layout, typography, color theory.)
Traditional 2D sketching, illustration, and strong conceptual art skills.
Comfortable working with 3D assets, basic lighting, and positioning models.
Familiarity with display types and the ability to support a variety of screen resolutions.
Deep understanding of UX principles and a strong awareness of current trends.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
The ability to work well with a team in a dynamic, cross-discipline, and iterative setting.

It’s a bonus if you have…

Previously shipped titles in a AAA capacity
Experience with Scaleform
Knowledge of Actionscript
Experience designing applications for a global and multilingual user base

What’s in it for you?

In addition to working on AAA games and learning a ton, we offer top-notch benefits and perks, including an extensive extended health benefits plan, retirement savings plan, and support for any required relocation or immigration efforts. On top of that, we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games so we offer competitive total compensation packages.

Interested?

Please apply through this portal - you'll find the application below! Make sure to tell us a bit about yourself and let us know why YOU would be a great fit for our team!

Next Steps?

Regrettably, we are unable to interview all applicants. Please be patient while we review every application. We will get in touch with the applicants that best fit what we’re looking for, so please make sure you tell us about yourself and how you would like to contribute to our team.

Note: We are currently only able to accept applications from individuals who are legally qualified to work in Canada

Contact Details:
Relic Entertainment
Tel: 604.801.6577
Contact: Recruitment Team
Email:

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