UI Technical Artist

About the Employer
Company Description

Ubisoft is one of the world's biggest creators, publishers and distributors of videogames and interactive services. The group has a broad portfolio of internationally renowned brands such as Assassin's Creed, Ghost Recon, Just Dance, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Rainbow Six...

Supported by a worldwide network of studios and distribution subsidiaries, the teams at Ubisoft are dedicated to offering players original and unforgettable game experiences on all popular platforms, including consoles, smartphones, tablets and PCs.

Job Description

Red Storm Entertainment is seeking a talented UI Tech Artist to join our team! The UI Tech Artist works alongside UI artists and UX designers to create and implement the vision for UI features in the engine. The right candidate has an eye for aesthetics and a technical mindset, and will thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. They will work closely with the UI lead to bring the game’s UI to life, pushing to achieve the highest quality possible within the specifications.

  • Create and implement engaging user interfaces for video games on game consoles, PC and mobile platforms
  • Quickly conceptualize, prototype and implement functionality and design intentions
  • Build and implement in code logical UI flows keeping in mind design and overall art treatments/ screen-to-screen UI placement maintaining consistency through the entire project’s interface
  • Work directly with engineering to solve interface technical and implementation issues
  • Create compelling visual treatments that are easy to understand, simple to navigate, and convey information for an ideal end-user experience
  • Adapt to varying art styles and direction; able to take critique constructively
  • Identify priorities and gaps in current designs, and contribute/iterate creative solutions
  • Develop designs with international localization in mind, and assist with challenges of multi-language products
  • Communicate and collaborate with cross-departmental (design, engineering, test) team members to solve UI challenges
Qualifications
  • 1 year as a technical artist or UI artist with a strong technical background
  • Experience creating and implementing UI art assets for web applications, video games, PC or console
  • Extensive experience with 2D image applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash) required
  • Expertise in motion graphics (After Effects, Flash, Scaleform) preferred
  • Knowledge of one or more types of 3D and animation software (3ds Max, Maya)
  • Experience using C# and Maxscript
  • Skills in Python, Actionscript, Javascript and HTML a bonus
  • Keen understanding of game workflows and pipelines with a successful background in innovative and intuitive user interface creation
  • Must be able to conceptualize, present and execute ideas within a tight schedule
  • Strong artistic, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with team members of different disciplines on a global level
Additional Information
  • Subsidized paid medical and dental insurance for employees and dependents
  • Paid life, accidental death & dismemberment, short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Flexible work schedule

All of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.