Unity is looking for a senior product designer to lead product design for ground breaking authoring technologies using Weta and Unity tools. This is an opportunity to bring outstanding innovation into the hands of artists across industries!
Working directly with product management, engineering leaders, designers, and artists, this person will play a key role in enabling the next generation of artists to create visually outstanding content, consistently and efficiently at scale, with new accessible tools. The right candidate will combine design ability with a natural curiosity for technology, knowledge of character creation or VFX pipelines and a passion for empowering artists.
You will collaborate with other designers to establish our product vision, whilst advocating for our users, bring alignment and consistency between products, and exemplify the highest standards of inclusive design, on the way to delivering innovative solutions to artists worldwide.
What you’ll be doing
Employ design thinking to reason complex technology into intuitive, efficient and joyful artist tools, thereby enabling more creators to achieve their goals.
Work with product management, product design, technical and production artists, UX research and engineering leads to develop and refine product strategy, establish clear design goals, and promote a culture of innovation, collaboration, and inclusivity.
Create sketches, storyboards, wireframes, prototypes and high-fidelity comps to communicate product vision to internal and external partners.
Engage with subject matter experts to research and validate product decisions.
Conduct design reviews with senior leadership to ensure alignment with project goals, and collaborate with other designers to ensure consistency and coherence across Unity products.
What we’re looking for
A selective product design portfolio, showcasing project development from concept to shipping, creative thought, a user-centric approach, awareness of technology and design craftsmanship, and a desire to promote visual excellence.
The ability to initiate design conversations within a team or group context, to reason through complex problems and arrive at elegant solutions in a collaborative way.
Knowledge of artist authoring tools, and technical proficiency in some aspects is required.
Previous consumer or tooling product design in content authoring tools.
Excellent collaborator with strong verbal, visual and written communication skills.
You might also have
Experience designing consumer or professional products for multiple platforms.
Hands on experience in DCCs such as Maya or Houdini
Editing or compositing skills
Familiarity with Unity, and/or other game engines.
Life at Unity
Unity (NYSE: U) is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity is the foundation upon which the world’s most powerful digital content is created. Specifically, Unity’s platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices.
In the fourth quarter of 2021, Unity had, on average, 3.9 billion monthly active end users who consumed content created or operated with its solutions. The applications developed by these creators were downloaded, on average, five billion times per month in 2021.