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Senior UI Artist - New Games Group

Company: Zynga
Location: Eugene
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

The New Games Group is looking for a Senior User Interface Artist to join our team! We're crafting an exciting new project and are seeking a stellar UI Artist to come build something amazing with us.

The Senior UI Artist works closely with Project Stakeholders to establish and maintain the visual integrity, interaction methods, and brand standards for the user interface of the game. They participate in all phases of the experience design process with a concentration on visual design, UI art production and game integration into Unity.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

* Create high-fidelity mock-ups for pre-visualization during pre-production
* Build UI design/layouts, visual design, and high-quality art assets for user interfaces
* Prepare assets and implement user interface pre-fabs into Unity
* Collaborate with the art team to define and stick to a thematic art style
* Design (and create) functional animation for user interactions
* Find opportunities to mentor, share knowledge, insights, and experiences with others.
* Actively participate in company-wide UI/UX community events, critiques, product reviews, and feature retrospectives

Applicant's Proficiencies

* Ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced setting. Be able to rapidly develop new skills and behaviors in response to changing circumstances.
* Ability to prioritize tasks, work efficiently, handle time effectively, and complete your work with minimal oversight.
* Demonstrates proactive self-development and curiosity about leveling up personal, interpersonal, and craft skills
* Be organized and demonstrate good digital hygiene and adhere to established naming conventions and organizational standard methodologies
* Proficient written and verbal communication skills.
* Able to collaborate with proactive communication and a willingness to build consensus with potentially opposing perspectives.
* Able to present sophisticated ideas to diverse audiences and articulate a convincing point of view
* Ability to co-work and collaborate with multiple studio locations, teams, and partners

Knowledge and Experience

* A strong foundation in classic graphic design principles
* Skilled and expert in user interface layout design, hierarchy, color theory, and information architecture
* Proven track record to adapt and implement to an established visual style and build upon it
* Proficient at crafting and authoring functional UI animation
* Demonstrated ability to implement pre-fabs in Unity
* Experience with assessing and addressing product usability, enjoyment and applying user/player psychology


* Well-practiced and skilled in creating and implementing user interfaces and UI art for games
* Knowledge of UI animation and interaction design
* Collaborating and partnering with technical team members such as Tech Art and Engineering
* Experienced in working with the limitations and standard methodologies of developing games for mobile devices

Education and Level of Experience

* Education: Bachelor's degree in HCI, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Concept Art, or related area required. A combination of education and experience may substitute for a Bachelor's degree.
* 4+ years of experience in the game development industry specializing in UI art

Software Skills and Knowledge

* Standard creative software such as the Adobe Creative Suite
* Figma, Sketch, or other UI design tools
* Unity Engine (UGUI, NGUI)
* Familiarity with collaborative virtual environments (Miro, FigJam)
* Distributed version control (Git, Sourcetree)
* ProtoPie, Principle, or other interactive prototyping packages a bonus

What we offer you:

* Competitive salary, bonus plan, ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
* 401K Company Match Contribution (US)
* RRSP Company Match Contribution (Canada)
* Extended Health coverage, dental, disability, critical illness, EAP, and life insurance (Canada)
* Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits (US)
* Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
* Fitness benefits (offering varies by location)
* Financial wellness program with unlimited access to certified financial planners
* Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
* Family planning support program
* Generous paid parental leave
* Subsidized Back-up child care
* Zynga happy hours and frequent employee events
* Flexible working hours on many teams
* Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
* Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $90, 000 and $136, 000 per year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

Zynga does not engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a or email domain).

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Careers Category: Art & Animation

Careers location: Austin, TX, Bay Area, CA, Carlsbad, CA, Chicago, IL, Eugene, OR, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite

Requisition Id: P211991

Keywords: Zynga, Eugene , Senior UI Artist - New Games Group, Other , Eugene, Oregon

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