Senior UI Motion Graphics Designer - Call of Duty - New Studio

Sep 16, 2022
Austin, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Job Title:

Senior UI Motion Graphics Designer - Call of Duty - New Studio

Requisition ID:

R009910

Job Description:

Founded in 2002, Infinity Ward is the original studio behind the Call of Duty® franchise. The titles developed by Infinity Ward have won more than 200 "Game of the Year" awards and 100 "Editor's Choice" awards, among many other industry accolades. Some of our previous titles include: Call of Duty®: Ghosts, Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare and most recently, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare. 

Infinity Ward has opened a brand new studio in Austin, TX. The studio will work on creating new and innovative experiences for Call of Duty® and create innovative technology to power them. Our studio provides a safe, trusting, and empowering environment to unleash your creativity and help make the extraordinary.

Infinity Ward is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at https://www.infinityward.com/, on Facebook at  

https://www.facebook.com/InfinityWard/, and @InfinityWard on Twitter.

 

Your Mission

The Senior UI Motion Designer will work with a small team of UI Artists, UX Designers, UI Technical Designers, and Engineers to establish functional, original, and attractive interfaces for the game.

 

Responsibilities include generating original art content for the front-end UI and heads-up displays for a multitude of features in the game.  All solutions should be intuitive, stylish, and consistent with style guides as established by our Studio Art Director and UX/UI Director.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:   

  • Establish the motion design language and style guides for UI animations, heads-up displays, screen transitions and narrative elements

  • Establish the visual language of the UI that includes iconography, typography, and visual hierarchy

  • Help shape the UI design system to ensure that players can enjoy a consistent and immersive gaming experience while navigating the game's interface

  • Create high-fidelity motion mockups demonstrating UI screen and HUD transitions

  • Create high-fidelity UI screens and component mockups that align with UX/UI goals and accessibility standards

  • Work closely with Engineers and UI Technical Designers to implement and ensure quality in-engine

  • Work closely with Producers and Directors to estimate work and assist in prioritizing work

  • Mentor and motivate junior UI Artists

Minimum Requirements:

  • Hands-on experience developing motion graphics for film, HD console video games, and/or similar products

  • A portfolio showcasing work samples demonstrating unique and original designs

  • Minimum of 5+ years as a Motion Graphics Designer, UI Artist, or similar experience

  • Expert Motion Graphics, UI, and Graphic Design background and understanding of User Interface development

  • Expert experience creating Motion Graphics using Adobe After Effects

  • Expert understanding of Graphic Design, typography, as well as layout, color, and iconography

  • Experience in 3D modeling and rendering with Cinema 4D, 3D Max, and/or Maya

  • Ability to work with specific Art Direction and established styles guides to create cohesive, on-brand visual designs

  • Ability to work closely with the UX/UI Director to understand and incorporate needs into the UI

  • Awareness of trends in hardware and operating systems, interface design, interactive design, and competitive software to help find opportunities for innovation

  • Collaborative and inclusive attitude with the ability to listen, learn, and adapt to alternate views and approaches

  • Strong communication skills and ability to present work and clearly articulate design decisions and inspire UX/UI team and other partners

  • Knowledge of UI scripting languages such as using Lua, Flash/ActionScript (or similar)

  • Passion for games and game development

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment.  We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional, and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision Blizzard is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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