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UI Art Director

Company: Scopely
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Scopely is looking for a veteran Art Director who has subject matter expertise in mobile UI. The UI Art Director will be a central role who will contribute across the slate of projects at Scopely. The ideal candidate would be able to alternate between high level studio initiatives and low level deep dives onto projects where they would work hands-on with teams to help execute industry leading UI aesthetics.
Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the visualization and execution of industry leading UI art across a portfolio of games.
  • Ensure UI designs anticipate and work well with fluid animations, screen transitions and motion graphics.
  • Work hands-on with Art Directors and UX Designers on teams to create visually innovative and elegant UI treatments on top of UX flows and wireframes.
  • Work with art and engineering 'teams to establish best practices for UI implementation in Unity and other UI visualization and content creation tools.
  • Work with art and production teams to establish best processes for pre-visualizing features and executing industry leading UI designs on schedule.
  • Scale the existing workforce by working with and managing external art vendors.
  • Work with central leadership to identify efficiencies, standardize processes, and operationalize the UI art function.
  • Manage and mentor other UI artists to ensure optimal knowledge sharing and efficiency across the department.
  • Establish and execute best in class for LiveOps, Web Portals, in-game interstitials and other UI related areas of our games.
  • Evangelize the UI craft within teams and across scopely leadership.
    Qualifications:
    • 5+ years of game development experience
    • 3+ years experience providing visual direction on mobile games for Android and/or iOS up to and including live operations
    • An excellent portfolio that demonstrates a strong understanding of graphic design, font, layout, color and motion.
    • Expert in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite
    • Extremely proficient in UI set up in Unity, including NGUI, UGUI, 2D Unity animation, Tween animation and other real-time Unity tools.
    • Experience creating animated UI mockups in Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Protopie, Sketch or other prototyping software
    • Excellent team player and ability to collaborate with artists, designers and engineers to deliver quality products
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Strong listening skills.
    • Good 3d graphics experience, with experience in Maya, Max, Blender or equivalent.
      About Scopely:Scopely is a leading mobile games company home to many top-grossing, award-winning franchises including Scrabble-- GO, MARVEL Strike Force, Star Trek--- Fleet Command, Looney Tunes--- World of Mayhem, WWE Champions, The Walking Dead: Road To Survival---, YAHTZEE-- With Buddies and Wheel of Fortune--: Free Play, among others. Scopely creates rewarding, immersive games that empower a directed-by-consumer experience. Founded in 2011, Scopely is fueled by a world-class team and a proprietary technology platform that personalizes gameplay at scale across one of the most diversified portfolios in the west. Recognized in Fast Company's 'World's Most Innovative Companies' and #2 on Deloitte's 'Technology Fast 500' as one of the fastest-growing companies in North America, Scopely has achieved more than $1 billion in lifetime revenue by creating game experiences that are an important part of people's lives. Scopely has global operations in Los Angeles, Barcelona, Boulder, Dublin (DIGIT game studio), London and Tokyo, with additional studios in seven countries across four continents. For more information, visit scopely.com.
      Scopely is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, family or parental status, gender identity, veteran, or disability status, or other protected status. Candidate information will be treated in accordance with our candidate privacy notice which can be found here: https://scopely.com/scopely-candidate-privacy-notice/

Keywords: Scopely, Los Angeles , UI Art Director, Executive , Los Angeles, California

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