SMITE - UI Artist/Designer

Hi-Rez Studios
Alpharetta, GA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Hi-Rez Studios is looking to hire an experienced UI Artist/UI Designer to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.
We are looking for an exceptional User Interface Artist who wants be a part of a close-knit and fast-paced development team. This person will work directly with the Art Director, programmers, and designers to create groundbreaking user interface designs with our game. We are interested in experienced candidates with high levels of creative energy and passion for creating amazing artwork.
Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed SMITE, Paladins, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new  game projects!

What our UI Artist/Designers do:

  • Design compelling, easy to understand visual treatments for the game UIs and menus.
  • Create and implement UI designs, from 2D assets to Scaleform integration.
  • Ability to create high quality textured UI elements (Buttons, Scrollbars, panel frames, etc").
  • Work closely with and take direction from the Art Director to maintain a consistent art style for the UI and menus.
  • Work closely with designers and provide ideas on how to best convey important game information to the player in the most straightforward but uncluttered way possible.
  • Work closely with programmers and create an efficient workflow to generate and implement UI and menu assets into the game.
  • Create conceptual samples, user flow diagrams, and high fidelity prototypes to solidify design direction and plans.
  • Identify priorities and gaps in current designs, and contribute and iterate on creative solutions.
  • Ability to create programmer ready assets.

Skills & Requirements

Who we are looking for:

  • Has great passion and creativity for interface design, with strong art skills regarding iconography and 2D graphics, and a good understanding of interface functionality
  • At least 2+ years of game experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, and Scaleform.
  • Excellent conceptual and illustration skills.
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating solid UI and graphic design skill.
  • Good understanding of interactive market trends and visual styles.
  • Ability to create both original creative art assets for UI, as well as match existing art styles (if needed).
  • Proactive work ethic and be a capable problem solver who is not afraid of big challenges.
  • Plays and enjoys computer and console games

Preferred candidates have:

  • Worked on at least 1 shipped game title as a user interface artist.
  • Experience in 3D, FX, or other specializations.
  • After Effects experience a plus.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

“Free To Play.” It’s like a four-letter word to gamers – and for good reason. Who wants to get nickle-and-dimed? Who wants to play a game where the “better player” is the one with the bigger pocketbook?

At Hi-Rez Studios, we know there’s a better way. We make Free to Play games that our fans Want to Play. More important, we make Free to Play games that we want to play.

It’s a crazy idea, when you think about it. Giving away games that we spend millions of dollars developing, with the hope that people like them enough to buy costumes. But when you love your games like we do, players can feel it. And they start to love our games too.

We’re proud of the fanbases that have formed around our games. We believe that great games come from great communities – and ours are some of the best.