Senior UI Artist

AppLovin Remote
senior mobile design team art mobile games animation ux artwork artists 3d family collaboration
January 4, 2023
AppLovin
Dallas
FULL_TIME

PeopleFun™ is the award-winning creator of mobile games for players across the globe. We are part of the AppLovin™ studios family, a publicly traded company, with world-class projects, resources, and infrastructure. PeopleFun™ is a Dallas-based game studio founded and maintained by game industry veterans, where game developers thrive on collaboration, creativity, teamwork and fun. Our games are played by over 25 million players each month, and we have a number of exciting mid-core and casual games in development. Our mission is twofold: excellence in creativity and data-driven product innovation, and to be a best-in-class workplace providing unique opportunities to learn and exercise curiosity.

 

PeopleFun is looking for a Sr. UI Artist who will create and evolve the user interface designs in our Wordscapes game, the flagship product for our studio. This is a hands-on position that utilizes strong graphic design sensibilities, amazing use of color, animation and UX fundamentals, combined with a solid track record of shipping amazing titles. 

 

This position requires someone with a wide range of artistic ability and mastery of UX design to maximize their effectiveness and solve creative and complex problems. It’s imperative that you have the ability to quickly and iterate with the team. You will be an integral part of the pipeline, as you learn to master the proprietary XML based layout tool and methods we employ to bring Wordscapes to life. We need you to design, execute, and make your artwork jump off the screen!  As a Sr UI Artist, you will be surrounded by other discipline leads who will challenge you to become an even better game developer every day.




Responsibilities




    • Ability to quickly create and interpret ideas into rough concepts and playable prototypes, that can eventually become fully realized in proprietary tool sets - creating easy to navigate, captivating gameplay sequences, and rewarding moments for our players.

    • Cross discipline collaboration from initial concept through prototype and release- Having the ability to communicate clearly and collaborate effectively with the team to iterate and push ideas forward, but also knowing when to slow down, and have the craftsmanship ability to polish assets to a ‘Best-in-Class’ release quality.

    • Supports team in design, working closely with artists, programmers, production, and everyone else on a tightly-knit game development team

    • Natural affinity towards 2D UI Artwork, motion graphics, and UI Animation for mobile games.







Requirements




    • 5+ years prior professional experience as an UI artist developing games (Preferably Mobile Games)

    • Excellent technical abilities, and ability to creatively solve problems while ultimately pushing the design forward.

    • Expertise and familiarity with web based UI layout tools and XML constructs.

    • Highly collaborative. Experience working with other artists, designers, and programmers who can take the lead on strike teams, features, or art lead projects.

    • Take initiative and will help create and maintain a vision for a UI Theme in a game, understanding that following through with memorable game experiences is a team effort

    • A passionate, performance-driven self-starter with strong and proven fundamentals of a seasoned graphic designer.

    • Solid art skills, incredible animation and fx abilities to help emphasize and create endearing User Experiences.

    • Be passionate, and love the games you are helping to create. Understand the market and the broad audience that we are reaching with PeopleFun games, and be able to create artwork that continues to grow and evolve in that space.

    • Deep understanding of asset pipelines and how to create stages of art to get the team excited, and ultimately implement assets into Unity.

    • Actively seeks out additional ways to learn and grow.

    • Flexible, and adaptable to changing and evolving needs of a live product

    • MUST have a portfolio with work samples that illustrate your expertise in your craft, and have shipped quality games in the mobile space.

    • Interest in player behavior and player experience, with a solid understanding of usability, UX, UI, interactive design







Valuable Additional Skills




    • Mastery and deep understanding of mobile game development

    • Experience creating ‘Creatives’ (ads) and Motion Graphics for media

    • Deep mobile market knowledge

    • Ability to work with internal and external artists and outsource companies

    • Ability to animate it in spine and/or Unity

    • Solid illustrator, and concept Art Painter

    • 3d skills in 3d Max/ Maya or similar 3d software






Benefits

Competitive compensation package

Performance bonuses

401K with 3% employer matching

Family friendly culture

Flex PTO policy

Medical/Dental/Vision insurance

On-Site Gym and free Yoga classes

$1,500 annual budget for career development & education

$1,000 annual game device and IAP budget

Free drinks & snacks, catered lunch on Fridays

Happy hours, social events and more

 

PeopleFun is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, protected veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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