Blackbird Interactive is looking for a creative, artistically talented, and technically minded UI Artist. Do you enjoy solving problems at a conceptual level, but also love figuring out the details when it comes time to make those conceptual ideas concrete?
You will work with our Designers and Programmers to conceive of, iterate on, and implement the final UI for our upcoming game.
Help organize and assemble layouts for the game, and apply and maintain a consistent art style throughout the entire project interface
Create meaningful UI deliverables such as icons, wireframes, mockups, motion graphics, and concepts that support the product vision
Work collaboratively with game designers, UX, and UI engineers to implement UI components with strong and consistent visual language
Ability to work independently and self-manage in an agile production environment
Drive and support your ideas all the way through the successful launch of a project
Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback and to work as part of a team.
Strong knowledge of UI development software (ex : Figma, Illustrator, Photoshop, Unity, etc.)
A minimum of 2 years of experience as a UI Artist
Experience shipping at least one game title in the past
Proven capability to work on multidisciplinary project teams, able to handle changing priorities throughout a product life cycle
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Experience creating UI concepts, fonts, style guides for interactive software using standard design tools (ex : Figma, Photoshop, AfterFX, Illustrator )
Familiar with basic UI, interaction design, usability principles and best practices
Experience creating motion graphics, UI animation using After Effects, CSS, or other UI tools
Capable of creating interactive Prototypes to validate and iterate your designs with key stakeholders
Experience using Maya for very basic 3D modelling and texturing.
Experienced using and managing UI components and libraries in Figma
At Blackbird, we're all about being true to our roots. We started small in our CEO's garage, and even though we're expanding, our desire is to stick to that foundation of creativity, community, and collaboration.
Our team has proved that great ideas can come from any position in any discipline, so it's important to us to make sure every voice is heard.
Work / life balance is extremely important to us, and we've demonstrated that over the years by severely limiting over-time requirements.
We want people to be happy about coming to work every day, and to that end we offer lots of opportunities for growth and development whether it's lunch and learns, team events, or our generous vacation days, paid holiday closure and flexible schedules.
We also try to provide every opportunity possible for our employees to spearhead R&D initiatives through our BlackOps program.
In short, don't expect to feel like a cog in a machine working for BBI.