UI Artist @ well known Tech / eCommerce Giant

Irvine, CA
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Posted By:
Suzy Thompson

Job Description:

4 month temp assignment (with potential to extend or convert) at a well-known Fortune 500 Tech/E-Commerce Company.

Job Description:

Aquent's client, gaming studio, needs an experienced UI Artist to help turn static mock-ups into beautiful, animated UI screens in a AAA video game product. You will use Photoshop, script in Lua, and work with Lumberyard's UI tools to bring UI designs to life. You must have at least 3 years of experience building interactive UI in some scripting language like Lua, Actionscript, or Javascript.


Asset Creation
- Create and work with 2D art assets from production mock-ups.
- Use Photoshop batch processes to export assets quickly, working within optimization constraints set by engineering such as compression, size requirements, etc.
- Analyze screen mock-ups and recognize repeating patterns and elements, and recreate the design in software using a minimal number of shared assets and components.

- Take an existing, functional placeholder UI screen written in Lua, to visual parity with the approved production mock-up.
- Use a library of common components and scripting tools to create screens quickly, re-using elements as much as possible.
- Ensure that all screens and components have interesting and attractive animations, using a fully Lua-driven animation system (no timeline-based animation editing).

Required Experience
- You must have 3 years of experience building interactive UI in some scripting language like Lua, Actionscript, or Javascript.
- You have a portfolio that illustrates previous experience for all of the above.
- You are willing to take a small art test and/or scripting test.
- BA degree and related field


Video Game Experience
- You have worked as a UI Artist on a video game project for at least 3 years.
- You have shipped at least 1 video game.

Graphic Design
- Use your proven eye for detail and a knack for 2D graphic design, which you can illustrate with your portfolio and work experience, to evaluate and contribute to UI production mock-ups.
- Quickly adapt to an established art direction quickly by absorbing a style guide, studying existing screen designs, and communicating with a pre-existing UI Design team.
- Use Photoshop to create high fidelity screen mock-ups, and to export game-ready assets from pre-existing PSDs.

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