Overview

UI Artist

Smoking Gun Interactive is looking for a talented UI Artist with experience in designing, executing and implementing game user interface assets and animations. Prior game development experience for mobile and PC platforms is preferred. Proven graphic design skills are highly valued.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create UI layouts and highly polished graphics in collaboration with the Art Director and a Senior Artist
  • Implement UI components and animations to create polished and rewarding user experience
  • Integrate final quality UI art assets in game engine UI editor within tech specifications and memory constraints for multiple platforms
  • Work closely with game design and/or programming team members  to create functional UI prototypes in-game as needed
  • Address and integrate feedback from various departments to achieve bug-free and polished user experience
  • Assisting the Art Director in any necessary duties

Position Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience developing interactive interfaces with Flash, and/or other game engine or web-based UI editors and tools
  • Previous Flash game development desirable on mobile or PC
  • Proven knowledge and application of UI design principles
  • Expert knowledge of 2D art tools like Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Strong design and traditional art skills
  • Strong verbal and visual communications skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to accept constructive feedback and work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Comfortable in a fast paced environment with tight turnaround

Assets:

  • College-level education in Graphic Design, Animation, Motion Graphics, or Illustration or equivalent work experience
  • Previous game development experience on major gaming consoles
  • Proven knowledge of Flash animation techniques with basic proficiency with ActionScript 2 or 3