Senior UI Artist

343 Industries
Redmond, WA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

343 Industries, the studio developing Halo games, is looking for a Senior UI Artist to join our team working on the next, big Halo shooter experience. As a Senior UI Artist, you are central to defining amazing user experiences across activities and devices for one of the most exciting and creative intellectual properties in the industry. If you’re a passionate, talented and driven artist in this field, this is where you need to be! 

UI Artists are expected to produce exceptional 2D and some 3D graphics, menu screens, HUD, branding and additional user interface graphics as required. The ideal candidate must be highly effective in ambiguous situations, manage your time effectively and react quickly to changing requirements.

UI Artists must communicate and collaborate strongly with our UX Design team; together, these roles are responsible for the information design and execution of complex UI flows and delivering a world class user experience to our consumers. The ideal candidate will have a good balance of visual design and UX design for games, is experienced in both, although art is where your main passion lies.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with our UI Art Lead to define the look and feel of our user interface, helping set the bar for exceptional UI Art across the experiences we are crafting 
  • Proactively drive UI visual designs, functionality, and execution for a UI-rich Halo experience
  • Implement and iterate on UI screens using our UI Toolset within our game engine
  • Create concept sketching, wire-framing and high-fidelity UI mockups/prototypes. 
  • Collaborate with our UX designers to ensure we are delivering on a compelling and intuitive user experience
  • Work closely with Design, Production, and Developers to iterate on best solutions to UI challenges

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in UI art, graphic design, or visual design for games

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Exceptional understanding of fundamental graphic design principles (typography, layout, grid, hierarchy, color, animation, composition)
  • Deep understanding of UX/UI design for console platforms
  • Strong iconography, & 2D vector art skills
  • Ability to produce and iterate on quality work quickly in pursuit of the best visual design solution
  • Strong technical skills and the ability to quickly grasp new technology, workflows and software
  • Highly proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects
  • Experience in 3D software like Cinema 4D, Maya, or 3DS Max
  • Excellent cross-functional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Passion for and knowledge of games, especially FPS or sci-fi games
  • Degree in graphic design or related field

Portfolio review and presentation will be required.

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Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

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About the Company

343 Industries has a single mission: Build incredible Halo experiences. 343 Industries is part of Microsoft Studios, and the steward of the Halo universe. We build the stories, the worlds, and the gameplay that make Halo such an iconic and innovative franchise.

Halo is one of the largest entertainment properties in the world. With over 65 million games sold, New York Times best-selling novels, action figures, apparel and much, much more, this multi-billion dollar franchise has revolutionized console gaming and established a rich and expansive universe for its devoted fans. This is your chance to contribute your passion and vision to one of the most exciting intellectual properties and on one of the most talented teams in the industry.