Senior UI Artist The Senior UI artist is responsible for the aesthetics and behavior of the UI in our VR games and experiences. Working closely together with Game Designers, he/she also plays a vital role in the UX design, ensuring the user is presented with a visually beautiful and easy-to-understand experience.   KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Define the visual UI style and behavior and document this in a style guide; Iterate and validate your designs through functional mock-ups; Ensure a solid UX design and flow through a structured way of thinking; Create and animate 2D and 3D UI assets and implement these in the game engine; Safeguard an optimal end user experience.   DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: 3+ years as a UI artist in the game or related industry; Expert understanding of UI design principles like priority, weight, form, color etc.; Experience in 2D and 3D content creation for UIs (Photoshop and Maya preferred); Experience with implementing UI content in Unity and/or UE4; Good understanding of Unreal Blueprint for rapid prototyping and validating designs Great affinity with the UI/UX field A user-centered approach to ensure clarity and readability in designs. BONUS SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE A user-centered approach to ensure clarity and readability in designs. 3D modeling and/or animation background; Experience with spatial UI/UX design; A passion for emerging technologies like VR, AR and MR; Concept art skills; Passionate about games with an ability to analyse competitive products for their strengths and weaknesses.   ABOUT YOU: You are passionate about game design and you love to create new things; You are comfortable with working under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment; You have a very good knowledge of English, both oral and written; You are highly communicative; You are not afraid of creative clashes; You think outside the box; You can adapt to different visual styles; You are a creative & methodical thinker; You are able to iterate upon your designs autonomously or with limited support.   WHAT WE OFFER: A culture that values a healthy work-life balance; Studio location in the heart of Amsterdam; Flexible working hours; Benefits according to experience and job; 26 Standard vacation days with an option to buy 5 more; A healthy lunch buffet with regular hot meals and specials; 30% Income tax ruling for eligible expats; Relocation cost compensation depending on your situation; Free pension plan; Free train commuting when living outside of Amsterdam; Group activities and an annual VR game jam; Friday afternoon drinks; The latest VR hardware which you can borrow and take home. For this vacancy we only consider candidates that are eligible to work in the EU (no visa required).
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