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Sr UI Artist

Playstation

Los Angeles, CA 6 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Sr UI Artist (Contract)

Why PlayStation?

Join the award-winning team that created God of War

Santa Monica Studio is seeking a Senior UI Artist for the development of a new unannounced title! In this role, you will collaborate with engineers, artists, and designers to develop and integrate 2D UI for our award-winning team.

Your contribution will be pivotal in creating a beautiful, intuitive user experience. Ideal candidates will possess both creative and technical skills, demonstrate strong 2D illustration abilities, have experience in UI art, wireframing, graphic design, and game engine integration, and show a passion for quality UX. Join us in creating legendary games with PlayStation.

Responsibilities
• Contribute to the artistic direction of the UI art style through concept exploration, creating 2D UI mockups based on existing wireframes or designs for game mechanics and features
• Create 2D supporting graphics such as icons which communicate key information and help illustrate the game's interface
• Support in the UX process by designing wireframes based on feature specifications from other departments like Combat and Game Design
• Work independently to support and enhance the creative vision of the Game Director, Art Director, and UI/UX Lead, delivering clarity and visual quality within technological constraints
• Advance the capabilities and efficiencies of UI design and implementation
• Work with Production to set project level UI goals and schedule expectations
• Collaborate and mentor individuals with less UI experience

Requirements
• Strong 2D illustration and graphic design skills
• Strong User Experience knowledge with wireframing experience
• Professional experience with game engine integration
• 5+ years of experience in User Interface artwork on at least two recent AAA titles
• Available to work within Pacific Time core hours
• High proficiency in Photoshop, Figma, and Adobe Illustrator or similar tools

Preferred Experience
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills
• Expertise in 2D animation techniques
• Familiarity with scripting languages like Python and MEL Script
• Node-based shader editor experience
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Maya, Slack
• Familiarity with version control systems, specifically Perforce

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At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role's base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location.

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location.

In addition, this role is eligible for SIE's top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$115,900 - $173,900 USD

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gw04my-3-235-20-185-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $115,900 to $173,900 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Playstation

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.