Senior UI Designer

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Date: Jun 21, 2024

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Hasbro

 

 

At Wizards of the Coast, we connect people around the world through play and imagination. From our genre defining games like Magic: The Gathering® and Dungeons & Dragons® to our growing multiverse, we continue to innovate and build new ways to foster friendship and connection. That’s where you come in!

 

Skeleton Key is a game development studio and division of Wizards of the Coast. We are a group of industry veterans who are guided by the belief that empowering our teams and providing the proper time, tools, and support we can foster a creative culture where everyone can do their best work.

 

Our studio is located in Austin, TX, and we are looking for a passionate and dedicated Senior UI Designer to join us and bring our first AAA game to life. We offer fully remote, hybrid, or in-office options for day-to-day work.

 

Reporting to the Design Director you will play a meaningful role as we continue development in pre-production. In this role, you will own the implementation of the game UI and join forces with other designers, artists, and engineers to deliver an intuitive, AAA quality user experience.

 

What You'll Do:

  • Design and create UI screens, player HUD, and UX flows for game systems.
  • Create user flows, wireframes, and interactive prototypes for rapid iteration in pre-production.
  • Implement UI scripting to integrate and connect UI elements within the game engine.
  • Develop visual UI assets alongside Art Director to align with the overall Art vision to evoke the desired atmosphere and mood.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and engineering for seamless UI integration.
  • Partner with UX Research Director to gather feedback and iterate on UI designs for optimal player experience.
  • Provide mentorship to Design team for standard process and good intuitive UX design.
  • Stay updated on UI/UX trends for competitive advantage.
  • Manage time effectively to help achieve project goals.
  • Ensure accessibility considerations are included into designs to make the game accessible to players with diverse needs and abilities.

 

What You'll Bring:

  • 5+ years of experience in UI/UX design for video games, with a strong portfolio showcasing your work on AAA titles.
  • Proficiency in UI design tools such Figma, Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, or Sketch, as well as experience with Unreal Engine.
  • Deep understanding of player psychology and game mechanics.
  • Strong communication skills for conveying design concepts.
  • Experience with UI scripting and optimization with languages such as Lua or C#.
  • Familiarity with UI optimization techniques to ensure optimal performance across different platforms and resolutions.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Graphic Design, Interaction Design, or a related field.
  • A passion for gaming and a strong interest in immersive storytelling.
  • Adaptability in a fast-paced environment.

 

Compensation Range, Currency USD:

  • Starting Pay Range: $104,160
  • Pay Range End: $175,920

 

We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

 

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.

 

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you are selected to move forward in our application process and need to request an accommodation, please let your recruiter or coordinator know.

 

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation range for this role. The range listed is just one component of Wizards of the Coast’s total compensation package for employees. Employees may also be eligible for annual and long-term incentives. In addition, Wizards of the Coast provides a variety of benefits to employees. Here’s a look at what your benefits package may include: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation Time & Holidays, Generous 401(k) match, Paid Parental Leave, Volunteer Program, Employee Giving & Matching Gifts Programs, Tuition Reimbursement, Product Discounts, and more.

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