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We're Studio Wildcard, developers of the smash indie hit ARK: Survival Evolved! There's never been a better time to join us on our next adventure as we build ARK II, the next chapter of our original hit franchise! We are currently looking for an exceptionally passionate and talented Senior UX Designer to join our diverse Wildcard family. The ideal candidate will be able to design and create beautiful, intuitive and meaningful human-computer interaction experiences from conception to completion that continually delight and engage players of our games.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the team, leads and key stakeholders to define and drive the beginning-to-end user experience for ARK II

  • Accurately translate and synthesize design specifications, input and feedback into initial flows, style guides, wireframes, mockups and prototypes that ultimately evolve into final, fully functional, in-game player-centric solutions

  • Collaborate with cross discipline team members such as Art, Game Design, Programming and Quality Assurance to craft all necessary user interaction experiences related to but not limited to user interfaces, menu systems, heads-up displays, and iconography for ARK II

  • Scrutinize similar competitive game products to document and develop an understanding of what worked well and what didn’t within those products’ UI/UX implementation and execution

  • Daily hands-on utilization of various software applications related to game creation and UI/UX design in order to produce industry-leading in-game content and user experiences for our players

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience as a UX Designer, UI Designer, Interaction Designer or related role with at least two shipped software products, preferably in games

  • Innate ability to successfully break down, distill and effectively present complex design ideas clearly, simply and visually

  • Superlative expertise in creating and timely delivery of prototypes, mockups, wireframes and interaction flows

  • Curious, tenacious and insightful, you are constantly and consistently striving to improve and iterate upon user experiences while always keeping the user in mind

  • Proven and demonstrable prowess in the foundational principles related to graphic design, typography, color theory, and user interface

  • Innately meticulous, you demonstrate great attention to detail, love precision, are very detail-oriented and always make every pixel count

  • Proactive, autonomous, accountable self-starter that welcomes full ownership of their work and responsibilities

  • Always exemplifying professionalism, you are a true team player that values working with others and solving complex problems together

  • Comfortable, flexible and effective in an often ambiguous, highly-iterative, fast-paced deadline driven environment; you are resilient and have a practical understanding that design specs, priorities and directives often change during the course of product development

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Pluses:

  • Passionate Gamer that doesn’t just play games but is also highly knowledgeable regarding today’s video game trends and culture

  • Prior experience working on and shipping at least two AAA game title in a credited UI/UX Design role

  • Prior hands-on experience implementing UI/UX and shipping products with Unreal Engine (UE4+)

  • Strong experience with and knowledge of game development processes and pipelines

  • Degree or Certificate in UX Design, Human-Computer Interaction and/or Graphic Design with a focus on human interaction related to software applications

  • Expertise utilizing industry standard UI/UX design tools such as: Sketch, InVision, Adobe XD, Figma, Marvel, Balsamiq, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc

  • Fan of the ARK or ATLAS Franchise

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume

  • Online Portfolio that effectively exemplifies best-in-class samples of applicant’s current and past UX/UI work while also clearly demonstrating/communicating how design objectives and specifications were solved/met

About Studio Wildcard

Studio Wildcard was founded in 2014 by industry veterans Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak, with the mission of bringing AAA quality to ambitious indie productions designed for core gamers. With countless years of combined industry experience across multiple independent and studio-backed titles, Wildcard's core team continues to grow, with offices in Redmond, WA and Gainesville, FL including distributed team members across multiple continents.