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MZ

Palo Alto, California - United States
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Senior UI/UX Designer

Description

MZ, the creators of the globally successful Game of War, Mobile Strike and Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, is looking for creative, ambitious, highly skilled people to develop cutting edge next-gen Game Art for our massive scale mobile games.

The Game UI/ UX Designer is an integral part of the Machine Zone Game Design team and is the main conduit for functional UI design, flow, and consistency. This position involves creating new UI solutions from scratch, as well as working within established guidelines and practices when dealing with existing products. Past experience should be at least 5+ years as UI/UX designer, with a strong knowledge of HTML/CSS and wireframing or prototyping tools. Your portfolio should show a clear understanding of UI/UX design as it relates to navigation, conveying information, gameplay use, and harmony.

What you'll be doing:
  • Develop engaging interfaces that enhance the user experience
  • Create wireframes and layouts using HTML/CSS or appropriate tools that seamlessly communicate the objectives of new features
  • Develop prototypes to inspire and/or direct new interfaces to internal and external teams
  • Mentor other artists in various areas of art development and provide a wealth of knowledge to external departments
  • Present demos / prototypes / mock-ups / etc. to senior and/or executive leadership
  • Incorporate usability testing feedback
  • Proactively communicate with contacts in other disciplines and departments to maintain clarity of feature goals
Your background and who you are:
  • 8+ years as a UI/UX or Graphic Designer
  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • Expert knowledge of UX/UI design for games
  • Ability to deliver high quality work very quickly and under tight deadlines
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Experience with creating user interface for a consumer facing product
  • Detail oriented, organized and an aptitude for learning and taking direction well
  • Excellent conceptual and graphic design skills
  • Knowledgeable on best practices for presenting complex data on small screens
  • Excellent understanding of flow, composition, and design for mobile experience
  • Flexibility to work in a design iterative environment across multiple projects
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and other relevant design and development tools
Bonus points:
  • Worked on tools catering to MMO’s
  • Experience creating particle FX for use in the UI