UI Artist

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Posted
October 20, 2021
Full Time
Chicago or Orlando
Remote

Diversity matters at Iron Galaxy. Every day, our team strives to build an inclusive environment where all voices are equal. We encourage people from every heritage, lifestyle, or background to apply.

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This position is available in Chicago, IL, or Orlando, FL with relocation options for out-of-state applicants.

Iron Galaxy Studios is looking for a talented UI Artist that can help us concept, develop, and implement User Interface content. This role will serve on a team that is collaborating with our valuable partners for their AAA game franchises. We need a new team member who is comfortable working on new UI projects, as well as stepping into existing projects that our team is already working on.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with creative leads and fellow teammates to craft the artistic vision for the navigation, iconography, and transitions that comprise the interactive screens of our games.
  • Communicate and reinforce the mood of our games through UI
  • Participate in the conception process for User Interface art
  • Hands-on development and implementation of UI art based on direction from the Lead UI Artist
  • Mentor and contribute to the growth of junior UI artists
  • Collaborate with other development disciplines

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Previous development of UI in interactive media and/or past game dev experience
  • Meaningful experience with commercial tools and software used in UI Art development such as Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Some understanding of game engines such as UE4 and Unity
  • Passion for generating high-quality UI assets in a wide range of styles and helping to implement them in-game
  • Commitment to mentorship and exchanging knowledge, advice, and best practices with your colleagues

Here’s our wish list for the ideal UI Artist at Iron Galaxy. If you possess many or most of these qualities, you may very well be the one we’re looking for!

  • AAA game development experience
  • Proficiency with Sketch, Figma, Axure, Adobe XD
  • Experience generating high-quality UI art assets in a wide range of styles and helping to implement that in-game
  • Knowledge of UX best practices
  • You love video games

BENEFITS

  • Medical (HDHP and PPO) Outstanding coverage: Includes a plan that covers employee + dependents at no cost
  • Health Savings Account Contributions made by the studio
  • Dental 100% paid for by the studio
  • Vision 100% paid for by the studio
  • 401K Generous company matching
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability Disability insurance options available
  • Group Life Insurance & AD&D Company paid life insurance
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Employee paid life insurance options
  • Pet Insurance Two types of affordable pet coverage
  • Legal and ID Protection Legal advice service and Identity Theft protection
  • Parking and Transit Commuter Benefits Employee paid pre-tax parking and transit options
  • Paid Time Off Flexible bank for time off (vacation, sick, personal).
  • Holidays 13 company holidays, 6 days off for Winter Break
  • Birthday A floating holiday to use in the month of your birthday
  • Volunteer Day Paid time off for volunteer work
  • Mental Health Days Paid time off for mental health
  • Recovery Leave Paid time off for post-birth recovery
  • Bonding Leave Paid time off for new parents for births and adoption
  • Employee Assistance Program Free 24/7 counseling service

Safety Notice: Iron Galaxy employees can elect to work from home until March of 2022. This policy extends to hires between now and then. Any equipment that you might need for projects will be shipped to you directly.

Iron Galaxy Studios (video game company, United States) - Glitchwave video  games database

ABOUT IRON GALAXY

Iron Galaxy is one of the world’s largest independent video game developers with 60+ shipped titles. Our people combine their talents to create amazing ports, epic remasters, and new experiences from the ground up. We partner with the biggest companies in the gaming industry to co-develop and support AAA game making at the highest level. At Iron Galaxy Studios, we champion a healthy work-life balance, continuous improvement, and support a diverse culture for all employees.

WORKING AT IRON GALAXY

By joining our team, you can explore the limits of your imagination while gaining experience on a wide range of game development projects. From AAA Nintendo Switch ports, to original IP development, Iron Galaxy employees have the unique opportunity to work on all kinds of projects across a variety of genres and styles.

Our engineers, artists, designers, producers, QA staff, audio designers and operations team bring years of experience to the table, and are always eager to learn more. With both seasoned game industry veterans and developers just getting their start in the industry, the Iron Galaxy team is always working our hardest to improve year after year.

At Iron Galaxy, we ask everyone to put in their best 8 hours per day. Simply put, you won’t be crunching with 80-hour work weeks here. We believe that work-life balance is crucial at Iron Galaxy, and we’re committed to working in a “no crunch” type of environment.

NOTABLE RELEASES

After Double Helix was acquired by Amazon in 2014, Microsoft decided to bring on a new partner to continue development on Killer Instinct for the Xbox One. With a reputation in the industry as one of the best fighting game shops in games, and our love for the iconic Killer Instinct property, we were thrilled to get to work on this title. After taking over from the talented developers over at Double Helix, Iron Galaxy quickly got to work rebooting this fantastic game for Seasons 2 & 3.

Iron Galaxy teamed up with Modus Games to create Extinction, a skill-based combat action-adventure game starring Avil, one of the last remaining Sentinels tasked with taking down towering beasts called Ravenii. Our fighting game roots helped us to develop a fun and satisfying combat system, complete with the ability to traverse the map horizontally and vertically, execute perfect wall runs and use your whip to perform a number of moves.


Divekick is the world’s first two-button fighting game. It distills the essence of the fighting game genre into just two buttons with no d-pad directional movement. Divekick’s focused gameplay demonstrates how much depth a single move actually has, and introduces (or reinforces) skills fundamental to the genre: mind games, spacing, timing, and quick reactions.



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