Senior UI/UX Designer

Job Summary: We are seeking a talented Senior UI/UX Designer to join our dynamic team at Firaxis Games. The ideal candidate will be responsible for assisting in the design of intuitive and visually stunning user interfaces and experiences for our games. This role will involve collaborating closely with cross-functional teams including their Lead UI/UX Designer, Project Art Director, Game Designers, Artists, Engineers, and Producers to create engaging and immersive user experiences. You will be creating interfaces for some of the most complex strategy games around, so be prepared for opportunities which are both challenging and unique!

Responsibilities:

Create wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, animation and prototypes to effectively communicate design ideas and concepts. Gather feedback to iterate and improve upon existing designs. Work closely with game designers to ensure that UI/UX design aligns with gameplay mechanics and overall player experience goals. Collaborate with artists to ensure consistency in visual style and branding throughout the user interface. Provide guidance and mentorship to junior members of the UI/UX design team. Stay updated on industry trends and best practices in UI/UX design. Advocate for the player by championing usability, accessibility, and player-centric design principles.

Qualifications:

5+ years game development experience focused on UI/UX. Proficiency in UI/UX design tools such as Adobe XD, Sketch, Figma, or similar software. Strong understanding of user-centered design principles and methodologies. Experience designing for various platforms including PC, console, and mobile. Excellent visual design skills with a keen eye for typography, color, and layout. Experience with motion graphics and animation for UI elements. Ability to effectively communicate design ideas through wireframes, mockups, and prototypes. Strong collaboration and communication skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams. Knowledge of game development processes and an understanding of gameplay mechanics.

Skills That Would Be a Plus:

Familiarity with game engines such as Unreal Engine and/or Proprietary engines. Understanding of front-end development technologies such as HTML and JavaScript. Experience with Coherent is a plus. 3D software such as 3D Studio Max or Maya for creation of 3D elements into the UI.

The Senior UI/UX Designer plays a critical role in shaping the overall user experience of our games, ensuring that players are immersed in intuitive and visually appealing interfaces that enhance their enjoyment and engagement. If you have a passion for gaming and a talent for creating exceptional user experiences, we encourage you to apply and join our team of passionate professionals in the video game industry.

The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $100,700 and $149,060 per Year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an ‘at-will position’ and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use 2K.com accounts.

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Tagged as: adobe xd, Branding, Collaboration, Communication, Game, Html, Javascript, Maya, Mechanics, Mentorship, motion graphics, Software, Typography, UiUx, Unreal Engine, Usability, User Interface, Visual Design

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