Why Naughty Dog?
For nearly 40 years, Naughty Dog has been crafting best-selling, critically acclaimed games that constantly push the boundaries of narrative, gameplay, and technology. We’ve been busy at the Kennel, most recently releasing The Last of Us Part I, a complete and faithful remake of the original game, rebuilt from the ground up and fully optimized for the PlayStation 5 and currently in development for PC. As a part of the Naughty Dog legacy, you’ll be continuing the development of extraordinary and enduring experiences for a broad, global range of audiences.
Naughty Dog games have long been lauded for their evocative, character-driven stories and attention to detail. We are committed to innovation within our games and as such have curated some of the top creative and technically innovative minds in the industry. We welcome diverse candidates and believe that a broad range of cultural and life experiences contribute to the overall well-being and success of the studio and the titles we craft together.
Create wireframes, mockups, user flows, and prototypes as needed. This will be both from scratch and within existing designs
Responsible for creating UI art, assets, and animations
Able to take feedback (from players, user research, and leads) and translate it to actionable solutions
Experience collaborating across teams with an inclusive approach to solve complex user-experience challenges
Be able to easily communicate intentions and needs to various departments
Assist UI Scripters and Engineers with implementing assets
Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed
Requirements & Skills:
Professional level of UI/UX skills (Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction, equivalent field, or equivalent experience)
5+ years of industry experience, preferably on a AAA title
Self-sufficient and self-motivated; able to manage workload and meet project deadlines
Able to communicate and advocate for user-centered design approach with other teams
Understanding of graphic design principles as they relate to balancing information hierarchy and aesthetics
Proficient with industry standard programs (i.e. Adobe Creative Suite)
Experience developing multiplayer games
Experience with controller UI
Experience with user research and playtesting
Familiarity with UI editors (Unity, Unreal or other)
Passion for UI, UX, art, game design, and gaming
As a part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio of their work and may be asked to complete a design test, in addition to a phone screen.
Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression, and gender reassignment), race (including color, nationality, ethnic, national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category. We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees, and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.
At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location. Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.
In addition, this role may be eligible for bonus and SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. Please note depending on employment type these benefits may vary.
The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.