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UI Artist - Remote

Uken Games

Uken Games

Design
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Uken is looking for a talented UI Artist who is keen on applying their skills towards working on a number of exciting mobile games. We're looking for someone who loves games and is up to date on the state of the game and tech industries. You will be working directly with the game teams and designers to build interfaces for cross-platform and cross-device games.

As a Ukenite, you’ll be working on meaningful things like:

  • Creating 2D UI Art Assets and wireframes for a variety of platforms; iOS, Android, Unity
  • Taking ownership of the UI art in our games, from ideation to implementation
  • Collaborating closely with game designers and programmers
  • Optimizing user-friendly graphics, icons, and buttons to help players understand complex games or game features.

Your background should include:

  • 2+ years of experience creating game art for mobile platforms preferred
  • Graduate from an art or design program or equivalent experience
  • Solid understanding of graphic design fundamentals and principles
  • Ability to create the frontend user interface, in game HUD, and additional in-game art
  • Understanding of wireframes, user flows, prototypes, and familiarity with UI research
  • Strong illustration skills and skilled in creating clean/clear iconography and typography
  • Familiarity with agile work environments
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • A portfolio that demonstrates a range of high quality UI screens and illustration

It's a big plus if you...

  • Have experience with the Unity platform
  • Are a passionate gamer with experience in a range of games types
  • Well-rounded portfolio with examples of 2D character art, background paintings etc

We believe in a fun & meaningful work environment:

  • You'll be equipped with a high-end laptop, mobile device
  • Competitive salary, extended health and dental benefits and allowances
  • You’ll work in a collaborative, coaching and mentoring culture
  • Remote and in-person team building events and celebrations
  • 4 day workweek and remote work model!

About Us

Uken builds games that people everywhere love. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and Jeopardy! World Tour are the top 2 trivia games, engaging millions of global players every month. In 2020, Uken released Ava’s Manor, a solitaire game where users renovate and decorate the manor while discovering mysterious clues and dabbling in a romantic love story.

We consider ourselves data-driven designers, technologists, and artists. Through collaboration, we pair the craft of design with feedback and data to deliver a pace and rhythm in each game session that immerses our audience and leaves them wanting more. We have a quirky, nerdy culture that fosters creativity, collaboration, quality ideas, and a data-driven mindset. We believe in moving quickly and improving constantly, and that mantra is reflected in the weekly updates we make to our games and internal technologies. We have an appetite for pushing technical boundaries but with a focus on practical use.

We take entertainment seriously.

Uken welcomes applications from racialized people, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, and people from gender and sexually diverse groups who would contribute to the further diversification of our team. Uken is committed to offering reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation for any part of the selection process due to a disability, please contact us at jobs@uken.com