UI Artist (Apex Legends)

Sep 15, 2022
Vancouver, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

We’re looking for a User Interface Artist who will help create a visually appealing user experience for Apex Legends. Reporting to our UX/UI Lead, you will develop beautiful and readable menus, icons, interfaces, and more to help create a seamless and enjoyable experience for our players.

What’s it like to be a User Interface Artist at Respawn?

Day to Day

Our User Interface Artist will create visually appealing and informative user interface designs for use in game. As a member of the UX/UI team, you will contribute towards envisioning and executing on the look/feel of UI, menus, fonts, logos, etc. There may be opportunities to help contribute towards other in-game assets as well, such as iconography or signage. 

Collaboration

You will have the opportunity to work independently as well as with a team, as you will collaborate with both your UX/UI teammates and other departments to help create the best UX/UI for the game. 

Values

Our UX/UI team cares about developing both high-quality art and a high quality player experience. They share their inspiration, knowledge, and passion with the others in their department. They aspire to treat everything they work on as a personal masterpiece. They play the game and are encouraged to speak up if they see anything that is not up to our standards. They put their time and passion into what will have the biggest payoff for our players.

Ownership

Our teams are small, and everyone has a lot of ownership over their work. As a UI Artist you will have the opportunity to own your designs from conceptualization to shipping. As part of a small team, you will have the opportunity to shine here.

Growth

At Respawn we believe that all of our team members are on a path of professional development and making progress in that journey is a key component of happiness and satisfaction in one’s work. Our team members are encouraged to follow their career interests, while also challenging themselves. To facilitate this, our leads work with each team member to identify areas of strength, and areas of desired development, and whenever possible, assign tasks and projects which will inspire the team member to grow in skill, knowledge, and capability.

 What do we look for in User Interface Artist candidates?

 You’ve Made Stuff You are Proud Of

What we’d love to see in your UI portfolio is work that you developed yourself from concept to finish - ideally modern, creative, and aesthetically appealing graphic design work that includes menus, user interfaces, fonts, logos, or other visual displays ideally for games, although we’re open to seeing work for other media as well. 

A Keen Eye for Graphic Design and a Sense for UX

You understand how to design a memorable logo and you know how to make a simple shape look elegant and appealing. You have strong graphic design sensibilities and will use your eye for proportion, scale, color, shape, and perspective. Although an artist by trade, you understand UX best practices that help make sure your work enhances the experience rather than distract or detract. You have a passion for design and stay up to date with modern looks and trends in graphics, typography, and UI - in games and other media. Ideally you are someone who has empathy for players and believes that their experience is of foremost importance.

A Spirit for Collaboration

As a member of the UX/UI team, you will work closely with others within your department as well as disciplines such as design, art, animation, vfx, and code. Developing amazing UI/UX is a team effort, and you will collaborate with other accomplished team members to create what works best for the game.

Passion

We look for UI Artists who are highly passionate. No one is phoning it in here – our team members love what they do, and it shows in their work.

Potential Over Experience

We value talent over years of experience. Experience counts, but potential is important too. We look for motivated developers who balance their desire to make cool stuff with the understanding of what is the highest priority for the team members and the game.

Teamwork

Positivity and a great attitude help to fuel greatness. The ability to accept feedback and critiques will help you tailor your work towards what’s best for the game. Making games is a group effort and you will collaborate closely with other departments. Teamwork is very important to our success.

 

Ideally, you also will have...

3+ years of professional game development experience, working in game engines.

Mastery of relevant software packages such as Photoshop and Illustrator.

A strong understanding of UI/UX development processes and pipelines.

Motion graphics skills are a plus!

If this opportunity sounds like a great fit for you, please submit your resume and portfolio and we will get back to you once we have reviewed it.

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