UI/UX Designer

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Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation, Games and Level Design
North East UK
Team17 Digital
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Team17 Games Label is busier than ever working on an array of successful and great new games IP. We are expanding rapidly - 2015, 2016 and 2017 have all been record years. We offer a friendly and challenging working environment and multitude of different game IP's across all platforms. We work with propriety and third party middleware and our collection of titles includes Worms, The Escapists, Overcooked, Yooka-Laylee and so much more!. With such a variety you will not be bored!! Team17's games studio is based in the middle of Yorkshire - the home of a hundred Heritage sites, music festivals, art galleries and theatres. Close to Leeds, the coast, and the famous national parks of the Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Moors. With 40% of Yorkshire covered in National Park, it is hardly a surprise to find out that in a recent USwitch.com survey, parts of Yorkshire were categorised as the 2nd best place in the country to live. Due to expansion we are now looking for an experienced UI designer to join our growing Design Team. In this role you will be responsible for: 

-Defining the overall vision for and the design of the game's user interface
-The creation of documentation to help communicate the vision, including but not limited to wireframes and flowcharts
-The creation of working prototypes that demonstrate the design and help reduce risk in the production phase of development
-The creation of and continued development of all aspects of a game's UI, including but not limited to the game's Menu System and HUD
-Working closely with the Creative Director, design lead, art and animation team, sound designer and production team to realise the design and improve the user experience
-Taking an iterative approach to development by working closely with the Usability department to improve the end user's understanding of how to interact with the UI and improve the overall user experience
-Championing the design department's UI/UX related work, guiding future approaches to UI/UX and helping set the agenda for any training to be undertaken by other designers
-Ensuring an overall high quality level of the UI design, and User Experience The Key Skills we need are:

-The ability to communicate your vision to designers, artists, programmers, producers and others involved in the development process. This may involve presenting ideas both verbally and on paper, for which writing and the ability to communicate your idea in a visual form are required.
-A strong knowledge of software used in UI development, preferably including but not limited to: Adobe Photoshop, Abobe Illustrator, Unity UI and Unreal UMG In addition, you must demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:

-The ideal candidate has at least 2 years of experience in a UI/UX design role within the games industry and has shipped at least one commercial title
-A keen interest in general in User Interface design, the field of User Experience, and the continued development of these subjects
-An end-user driven approach to design
-An appreciation of graphic design and typographical trends, with an eye for composition, balance and readability
-Understanding of and appreciation of information architecture
-Ideally experience of developing user interfaces for a variety of game genres on a variety of platforms
-Excellent written and oral communication skills
-Outstanding attention to detail and a proactive problem solver
-Have a highly organised approach to working in a team and working alone
-Systematic and strategic thinking
-Imagination and creativity
-Be enthusiastic and quick to learn to apply new creative techniques and technology
-Experience of rapid prototyping
-Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Unity and/or Unreal
-Experience of working within a development team
-A proactive approach to continuously improving Team17's working practices towards UI/UX development Remuneration:

-Highly competitive salary plus excellent benefits package. Don't forget to include a link to your portfolio so we can see how good you really are!

Contact Details:
Team17 Digital
Tel: +44 (0)1924 267776
Contact: The Recruitment Team

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