UI Artist

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Posted
March 19, 2021
Full Time
Denver, CO
Remote
$50k - $70k per year

Deck Nine is looking for a passionate UI Artist to join our team for a full-time position at our studio in Westminster, CO. (Can work remotely until it is safe to work on-site, but then employee would be expected to relocate.)

Our game menu systems are crafted graphical experiences with the right character and personality to match the kinds of games we make. The role of a UI Artist doesn't stop at the menu system; it also must reflect the over-arching art direction of the game. Responsibilities also include in-game HUD elements, 2D prop elements, and more.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop engaging graphics and consistent user interface styles
  • Design efficient, effective, engaging, and appealing user interfaces that serve the needs of our players and improve the overall experience within our games
  • Ability to create clear and organized wireframe concepts to test UX flow
  • Collaborate within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to learn to prototype, test, and implement UI game elements and systems within the Unreal Engine
  • Research, learn, and share new UI/UX technology and production techniques with the team
  • Dovetail the style with intended art direction through collaboration with Art Director, Engineering and Design
  • Continually study and develop styles inspired by modern examples of motion graphics in games, film, advertising, and fine art

Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years of experience developing UI art within the game industry
  • Proficiency in UI Art and UX Design
  • Experience with the Unreal Editor
  • Proficiency with software packages Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects
  • Game(s) shipped as UI / game shell artist
  • Strong portfolio of graphic art, typography, and motion graphics
  • Excellent work ethic, self-motivation, and is able to accept constructive criticism and direction
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, demonstrating an ability to work in a creative and positive manner with the team
  • Excellent time management and scheduling skills
  • A willingness to learn and adapt to new visual styles, workflows, tools, and pipelines
  • Passionate about helping tell great interactive stories in games
  • Strong typography skills as well as the ability to create and edit complete font sets
  • Great sense of modern visual styles
  • BA or BFA from accredited school
  • Proficiency with 3D modeling packages such as Maya or Max are a plus
  • Full-time position must be willing to eventually relocate to the Denver, Colorado region.

Deck Nine offers the following benefits to our employees:

  • Health Insurance for you and your family: Comprehensive Medical Plans to choose from with a large percentage of the premiums paid by Deck Nine
  • Dental and Vision coverage at no cost to you
  • Life and Disability Coverage paid by Deck Nine
  • 401 (k) Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Winter Holiday Break
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Discounted rates at the local Recreation Facilities and Golf Course
  • Free Use of the Brand New Fitness Facility located in an adjacent building
  • Wellness program
  • Employee Gift Matching Program to Charities
  • Free snacks, fruit, drinks, local spring water, and coffee
  • Great View of Local Air Shows courtesy of Rocky Mountain Airport
  • and so much more

If you are a talented and passionate game developer and you are looking to challenge yourself, please apply today! Full-time position available, remote to start but with ability to relocate and applicants must already be authorized to work in the U.S.

Due to the volume of resumes and portfolios received, we cannot respond to everyone. However, we always carefully consider each application.

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About Deck Nine

Deck Nine Games is an independent game developer dedicated to crafting interactive story games that inspire, transform, and entertain players. Our passion is storytelling games.

Our first narrative game, Life is Strange: Before the Storm is loved by fans and has won multiple awards, including Game of Year and was nominated for both a VGA and a BAFTA. The studio is 100+ people and is in sunny Westminster, Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains. We hope to share more information about our next title with Square Enix as soon as we can.

We’re looking for talented and self-motivated people to join us as we aim to rise to the top of the storytelling game studios. If this sounds appealing to you, please apply!

As the crafters of stories that encompass the full breadth of life’s experiences, Deck Nine is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural team in which people from all walks of life feel inspired to do their best work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and believe deeply in the creativity and strength built from diversity of race, religion, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nationality, and the many other qualities that make us different.

Our Upcoming Releases

Alex Chen hides her 'curse': the supernatural ability to absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others in Life is Strange: True Colors. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, she must embrace her volatile power to find the truth — and reveal dark secrets buried by the town.

Deep in the mountains of Colorado, you'll find Haven Springs, a small mining town filled with beauty and mystery. As Alex, you'll discover the shocking secrets behind your brother’s death in an emotional roller-coaster of an adventure, using your psychic power of Empathy to change fate and change lives.

Experience two award-winning Life is Strange games like never before in the Life is Strange: Remastered Collection! Remastered visuals and animation breathe new life into the great cast of characters and gripping stories. Max rewinds time to get to the truth, while Chloe sparks an unforgettable friendship as she struggles to overcome her past.

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