Senior UI/UX Designer- Games

  • TruPlay Games
  • Remote
  • Oct 11, 2021
Full-time Design Engineering Information Technology

Job Description

We believe that what people play matters. TruPlay produces mobile games that resonate with our 4 Foundations of Fun, Beauty, Excellence, and God’s Truth. With God’s Blessing, we will continue to reach Millions around the world and produce a tremendous amount of economic value for everyone involved.

The Senior UX/UI Designer will play a critical role in the success of all of our Faith-based children’s titles, by being responsible for the wireframing, designing and implementing of the UX & UI across our titles. With a passion for UX and a keen eye for detail, the Senior UX/UI Designer will work closely with Game Design, Engineering, Art and Production to ensure that the games’ moment-to-moment and long-term player journeys and objectives are well-understood for our players, adhere to our 4 Foundations, and match or exceeds the quality seen in the top interactive choices available on the app store...all while remaining on schedule and budget.

Requirements:

Must Have:

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, customer support, and teaching skills
  • Passion for learning
  • Must be a game industry veteran with a consistent track record of shipping high-quality mobile games (7+ years)
  • Success building digital entertainment experiences used by children.
  • Demonstrable UX and UI design skills, with a strong portfolio targeting mobile devices and web browsers.
  • Expertise with Unity3D and best practices using Unity’s UI system (7+ years)
  • Expertise in creating wireframes, storyboards, and user flows for interactive game experiences (7+ years)Strong background in graphic and visual art
  • Expertise working with product managers and designers to produce product and feature specs that effectively communicate expected functionality to developers (7+ years)
  • Expertise in working to deadlines across multiple projects.
  • Experience working in an agile environment using scrum methodology.

Preferred:

  • Experience managing other artists & designers
  • Technical experience in working with Engineering to optimize UI for maximum performance
  • Familiarity with the Bible

Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with the Production, Game Design, Engineering and Art Directors to ensure all aspects of UX and UI are delivered to the expectations of the Game Director(s)
  • Establish the UX/UI(s) for our products and ensuring consistency throughout the game experience(s)
  • Design and implement scalable UX for our games to allow for future growth and addition through live services
  • Identify opportunities to refine and improve existing user journeys, flows and experiences
  • Translate written and verbal requirements into visual examples
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows and rapid prototypes to effectively communicate game interaction and design features
  • Assist in the sourcing, vetting and hiring of internal and external UX/UI team members
  • Understanding the implications of performance, style, quality and continuity, and technical budgetary constraints
  • Maintain or exceed consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high-quality work
  • Keep up on current interactive gaming offerings to ensure the team meets or exceeds the expectations of current consumers

 Expected Results:

  • Multiple cutting edge casual mobile Games released at Launch Date that:
  • Convey God’s Truth through exceptional, creative story-telling
  • Are engaging, easily-understood and are fun to play
  • All meet a consistent and exacting quality bar
  • Highly-polished, simple and effective UX/UI treatments for all our titles which provide continual feedback to our players while surprising and delighting them
  • An established and understood process for iteratively creating wireframes and prototypes for user testing before implementation in the final product

Professional Experience/Skills:

  • 7+ years of experience in UX/UI creation for mobile games and/or apps aimed at a younger audience
  • Solid experience in creating wireframes and rapid prototypes to translate written and verbal requirements into visual examples
  • Ability to manage time and work effectively and efficiently to produce deliverables in a fast-paced, multi-project environment
  • Proficiency in visual design and wire-framing tools (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, Figma) as well as in HTML, JavaScript, ProtoPie or other for rapid prototyping
  • Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction
  • Exemplary communication (oral and written), presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills; the ability to communicate complex interaction concepts clearly and persuasively
  • Up-to-date with the latest UI trends, techniques and technologies
  • Set an optimistic tone and promote communication and teamwork
  • Lead by example

Character:

For our Culture:

  • High Commitment to TruPlay’s Purpose
  • Lives a life of integrity
  • Treats others as they would want to be treated
  • Coachable

 For This Role:

  •  Passionate about educating children in fun ways

 About Us:

  •  Our Core team and content have been used by God to:
  • Reach Millions of people with our games across the world
  • See over 25,000 people coming to Christ with His Hand
  • Create new TruPlay game designs that have tested incredibly well
  • Move to our team from XBox, Nintendo, PlayStation, Sony, Disney, Apple
  • Contains contribution from 2 Apple Award winners and music from Enya and Hillsong

 Our products stand on 4 Foundations:

  • Truth – Our games are woven with God’s Story
  • Fun – Our players should be delighted and excited
  • Excellence – Our games resonate with high-quality features, tech, and storytelling
  • Beauty – Our artwork and audio are spectacular