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UI Developer

Harmonix game menu systems are rich graphic experiences employing cutting-edge motion graphics, typography, illustration, 3D animation, lighting and special effects. The role of a UI artist doesn't stop at the menu system; it also influences the over-arching art direction of a game including box art, promotional materials, TV commercials and beyond.

Responsibilities:

  • Create engaging graphics and animations with solid user interface design
  • Collaborate on a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to develop in multiple engine types; able to drive toolset improvements and present feedback to tool developers
  • Research, learn and share new technology and production techniques with the UI art team
  • Represent and promote the intended art direction through collaboration with Engineering and Design
  • Watch and find inspiration from the latest examples of motion graphics in games as well as film, advertising and fine art

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in User Interface design and Motion Graphics
  • 3 years Game industry experience
  • BFA from accredited Art or Design college
  • Minimum of 1 game shipped as UI / Game Shell artist
  • Strong portfolio of graphic work, typography, animation and drawings
  • Familiarity with Unity and Unreal preferred
  • Basic 3D modeling and animation skills
  • Extensive experience with Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects
  • Typography and Illustration skills
  • Love of video games, passion for music games
  • Great sense of modern visual styles
  • Outstanding conceptual art ability
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and superior people skills to work in a creative and positive manner with the team
  • Understanding of when to sacrifice quantity or quality to adhere to schedules and milestone deliveries
  • Ability and willingness to create games that do not follow traditional game-art styles
  • Passionate about music – musicians preferred!

Sample Work Required:

  • An online portfolio that is kept up to date is the best reference for Harmonix
  • Please include an explanation of your work: what you were responsible for, what tools were used, etc.

Harmonix is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/AAP