Cryptic Studios is seeking a talented UI Artist to collaborate in the design and creation of the user interface for our next multi-platform game!  You’ll be responsible for conceptualizing and developing a seamless, polished experience across PC and current/next gen consoles.  With a unique combination of artistic abilities and technical aptitude, you’ll be the bridge between artists, designers, engineers and players who ensures that our next game interfaces look, feel and play great.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Creating visual concepts, wireframes and prototype pitches for game UI features, interfaces and iconography
  • Working closely with the Art Director and UI team to establish a compelling and cohesive look for interfaces and game branding
  • Collaborating with Design, Engineering and other developers to brainstorm, conceptualize, create, implement and iterate until complex systems are represented with UI that feels natural and obvious
  • Managing visual designs and styles for multiple features across the breadth of the game, and delivering final assets that meet performance targets

What we'd like to see:

  • 3+ years’ experience creating user interfaces, titles and menus for games, film or web
  • Experience creating visual interfaces with current front-end web development technologies (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, etc.)
  • Exceptional graphic design skills, including a solid understanding of color, composition, space and typography
  • Ability to create both static and dynamic animated UI systems with a solid understanding of basic animation principles
  • Strong game design sensibilities and ability to create heads-up displays, menus and interfaces that reflect gameplay needs
  • Deep knowledge of game UI/UX and understanding of current UI practices in PC and console games
  • Expert knowledge of visual design software including Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
  • Ability and willingness to learn proprietary and consumer user interface tools
  • Excellent communication skills and a positive, professional attitude while working under multiple deadlines
  • BA or BS degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience

Pluses:

  • Experience with scripting and programming languages (Python, Lua, C++, C#, etc.)
  • Solid foundation in traditional art, drawing, painting, illustration and/or concept art
  • Avid gamer on multiple platforms

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Portfolio or demo reel demonstrating relevant technical and/or artistic skills
  • An art test and/or additional artistic sample materials may be required

What Cryptic Offers:

  • A fun tight-knit  team
  • Full-Time role
  • Paid Holiday, Sick Time & Paid Time off
  • Health Insurance & Perks
  • Company social events 
  • Recognition 
  • Pet-Friendly
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