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Deck Nine Games

Westminster, Colorado - United States
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UI/UX Designer

Description

We are looking for a mid to senior UI/UX designer for a multi-platform unannounced Narrative Adventure title, working on the overall user experience of the game in all aspects and phases of production. You will provide UX, UI, and Interaction design and documentation for various aspects of the game, including menus, feedback, and user interfaces, and you will be a part of the implementation of those systems. You will work with the Game Director, Game Designers, Narrative Designers, Writers, Programmers, UI Artists, Art Director, and Audio Designers. We value a culture of collaboration and are seeking an imaginative, skillful, and versatile UI/UX designer to enhance the player’s holistic experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Design the logic, layout, and flow of all the in-game user interface elements
  • Create wireframes, prototypes, usability tests, and documentation
  • Work closely with game design to determine the best feedback for the player experience
  • Work closely with narrative to create an immersive narrative experience
  • Work closely with UI artists to determine presentation of UI and feedback
  • Work closely with sound designers to determine efficient and effective audio feedback
  • Work closely with engineers to deliver the best possible user experience
  • Work closely with localization and accessibility
  • Make the experience is excellent across all platforms
  • Conduct surveys, focus groups, and playtests to valid and test design qualifications
  • Take an active role in implementation and feature delivery

Requirements:

  • Part of a game development team while shipping 3 Console or PC games
  • Thorough understanding of the UX Field
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and design excellent user experiences
  • Portfolio of your UI/UX design work
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, and troubleshooting skills
  • Takes and understands direction and feedback well
  • Able to meet deadlines with limited oversight
  • Ability to anticipate needs of the project
  • Self-motivated

Pluses:

  • Experience in Game Design
  • Proficiency in Visual Design
  • Proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Understanding of the Narrative Adventure genre

About Deck Nine

Deck Nine Games is an independent game developer dedicated to crafting interactive story games that inspire, transform, and entertain players. Our passion is storytelling games.

Our first narrative game, Life is Strange: Before the Storm is loved by fans and has won multiple awards, including Game of Year and was nominated for both a VGA and a BAFTA. We've recently announced Life is Strange: True Colors, to be released in September of 2021. The studio is 100+ people and is in sunny Westminster, Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains.

We’re looking for talented and self-motivated people to join us as we aim to rise to the top of the storytelling game studios. We are part of the thriving Colorado game dev scene and our location offers a lower cost of living and in close proximity to countless family-friendly activities and amazing outdoor opportunities. If this sounds appealing to you, please apply!

As the crafters of stories that encompass the full breadth of life’s experiences, Deck Nine is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural team in which people from all walks of life feel inspired to do their best work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and believe deeply in the creativity and strength built from diversity of race, religion, disability, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nationality, and the many other qualities that make us different.