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UI Artist

Cryptic Studios
Los Gatos, California
7 months ago

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Cryptic Studios is seeking a talented UI Artist to collaborate in the design and creation of the user interface for our next multi-platform game!

You’ll be responsible for conceptualizing and developing a seamless, polished experience across PC and current/next gen consoles.

With a unique combination of artistic abilities and technical aptitude, you’ll be the bridge between artists, designers, engineers and players who ensures that our next game interfaces look, feel and play great.

**What you’ll be doing:**

* Creating visual concepts, wireframes and prototype pitches for game UI features, interfaces and iconography

* Working closely with the Art Director and UI team to establish a compelling and cohesive look for interfaces and game branding

* Collaborating with Design, Engineering and other developers to brainstorm, conceptualize, create, implement and iterate until complex systems are represented with UI that feels natural and obvious

* Managing visual designs and styles for multiple features across the breadth of the game, and delivering final assets that meet performance targets

**What we'd like to see:**

* 3+ years’ experience creating user interfaces, titles and menus for games, film or web

* Experience creating visual interfaces with current front-end web development technologies (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, etc.)

* Exceptional graphic design skills, including a solid understanding of color, composition, space and typography

* Ability to create both static and dynamic animated UI systems with a solid understanding of basic animation principles

* Strong game design sensibilities and ability to create heads-up displays, menus and interfaces that reflect gameplay needs

* Deep knowledge of game UI/UX and understanding of current UI practices in PC and console games

* Expert knowledge of visual design software including Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

* Ability and willingness to learn proprietary and consumer user interface tools

* Excellent communication skills and a positive, professional attitude while working under multiple deadlines

* BA or BS degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience

**Pluses:**

* Experience with scripting and programming languages (Python, Lua, C++, C#, etc.)

* Solid foundation in traditional art, drawing, painting, illustration and/or concept art

* Avid gamer on multiple platforms

**Required Application Materials:**

* Resume and cover letter

* Portfolio or demo reel demonstrating relevant technical and/or artistic skills

* An art test and/or additional artistic sample materials may be required

**What Cryptic Offers:**

* A fun tight-knit team

* Full-Time role

* Paid Holiday, Sick Time & Paid Time off

* Health Insurance & Perks

* Company social events

* Recognition

* Pet-Friendly

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