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Cloud Imperium Games

UI Artist

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Cloud Imperium Games
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Los Angeles, CA

UI Artists at CIG are a key part of the UI team, they have the flexibility to create high quality graphics, design layouts, implement them in the game - all hitting the Star Citizen art style.

Responsibilities

  • Create high quality layouts and visuals that fit the Star Citizen art style and the UI guidelines
  • Participate in early-stage meetings to provide insight into implementation requirements as well as potential challenges in implementing design concepts
  • Create and design UI layouts for complex gameplay systems with an eye towards creating the optimal flow for the given UI
  • Define the look of brands and logos for UI screens and environmental graphics. Iterate, present progress to the team and directors, document and create final quality imagery
  • Work with gameplay feature team but collaborating with Design Lead and UI Director to ensure that your work is consistent with the vision of Star Citizenโ€™s Persistent Universe
  • Implement UI screens, animations, style sheets and graphic artwork in the game engine, iterating and working closely with other team members to achieve the desired results
  • Proactively engage in the collaborative process and provide feedback and suggestions to fellow team members
  • Actively learn new techniques, skills and proprietary editors and technologies that are appropriate to the job
  • Fulfill other such duties and responsibilities assigned by Cloud Imperium Games reasonably consistent with employeeโ€™s skills and experience

Requirements

  • At least 3+ years of experience in designing user-interfaces for games and/or other related software mediums
  • Experience with software development processes and working within production deadlines
  • A portfolio showcasing exceptional design skill and affinity toward clean and modern visual aesthetics
  • Moderate to high degree of experience in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Ability to clearly articulate reasoning behind design decisions
  • Internally driven and proactive, harboring a deep passion for establishing and maintaining great user experiences and stunning visual design
  • Up to date experience and interest in current PC and console games
  • Good communicator in English as this is globally CIGโ€™s internal operating language
  • Must be willing to move to Los Angeles, California once the COVID WFH period is lifted
  • International travel may be required as a part of this role

Pluses

  • Experience working with version control software (Perforce, or similar)
  • Experience in animation or motion graphics (After Effects, Cinema 4D, Blender etc)
  • Experience of scripting in Unity, Unreal or HTML
  • Experience developing for VR devices
  • Experience working within CryEngine or Lumberyard

This position is offered at our Los Angeles Studio by Cloud Imperium Games LLC.

If you feel you have something to offer this role, even if you donโ€™t think you qualify for all the above, you should still apply โ€“ we are an inclusive employer and if you have potential, talent and a great work ethic, we want to hear from you.