UI / VFX Artist

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Region:
UK
Area:
Scotland
City:
Edinburgh
Posted:
02-Nov-17
Company:
Skymoons Interactive
Job Ref:
UI/VFX Artist

Skymoons Interactive Entertainment are an immensely successful mobile game company based in Chengdu, China, who have recently begun their expansion into western markets via the opening of Skymoons Edinburgh, an ambitious new studio in the capital of Scotland. Skymoons Edinburgh is currently developing a state-of-the-art mobile MMO project, and are looking for a keen and talented UI/VFX Artist to join the team.

Successful candidates will be joining a team who strive to deliver cutting edge mobile games using the latest technologies (PVP action MMO/new mobile MMO IP) with a global market focus, working in a fast-paced, technically challenging and openly creative environment.

Job description

The Artist will work with the Art Director and Designers to develop VFX/UI that fit the overall look and art style of the game. They will be responsible for providing and implementing production quality VFX/UI for everything from explosions to the game HUD and menus

Requirements:

·         At least 2 years’ experience working in games

·         An excellent understanding of VFX and UI in Unity

·         A good understanding of implementing UI and VFX systems on the mobile platform

Desired VFX Art Skills:

·         Create, design, or import and implement real-time particle effects using both static and animating 2D/3D elements

·         Place effects throughout levels and cinematics

·         Paint particle and decal textures

·         Create simulations for gameplay elements

·         Create FX shaders with node-based shader networks

·         Create FX textures (color, normal, specular, ambient occlusion, height, and incandescent maps.)

·         Create simple geometry and assign UVs

·         Collaborate with other departments to ensure that FX are implemented appropriately

·         Prototype effect concepts for gameplay and engine

·         Help guide further development of internal effects editing tools

Desired UI Artist Skills:

·         A strong background in UI design; you’ve worked on at least one shipped title for a significant period of its development and know Photoshop and Illustrator like the back of your hand

·         Player-centered approach to UI design

·         Fluency in current design and typographical trends, with a keen eye for composition, clarity and usability

·         A proactive attitude and strong teamwork skills; you enjoy working with others to create solutions and can provide constructive feedback when asked

·         Solid time management and organisational skills; you can get the job done without close supervision

·         Excellent communication skills; you’re able to present ideas clearly and confidently

·         A passion for games UI and clear enthusiasm for playing games

·         Demonstrable understanding of UI conventions

·         Experience with UI prototyping tools such as Invision or Adobe XD

·         Experience visualising UI animations in AfterEffects or Flash

Contact Details:
Skymoons Interactive
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