Unity User Interface Artist (Contract to Hire)

Creative Seattle, Washington


Description

We’re all in at DoubleDown.  Are you?

We are expanding and looking for an energetic, self-propelled Unity UI Artist to join our creative team.  In this position you will create compelling, emotionally impactful designs that increase player satisfaction while enhancing the established style and brand. You’ll have the opportunity to use your inspiration, creativity, and experience to deliver experiences that are not only visually outstanding, simple to use and fun to play, but are also designed with a user-centered approach to ensure that we are adding value and meeting the needs of our users.  We have a fast-paced, collaborative environment where you will work with Artists, Game Designers, Producers and Software Engineers in the creation and implementation of leading-edge games and features.  

 

Be a high roller at DoubleDown

We're DoubleDown Interactive, a talented team of approximately 150 Software Engineers, Game Designers, Artists, Producers, Marketers, Analytical Experts, and more.  Located in Seattle’s International District, we create fun, authentic casino-style entertainment via free-to-play social and mobile games, enjoyed by millions of players worldwide. As a leader in the social casino space, we continue to revolutionize through constant innovation. Known for our fun and collaborative culture, we move quickly to deliver exciting online game experiences to casino enthusiasts and social gamers alike!

What you should bring to the table

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience with mobile app development
  • Experience with Unity implementation and product builds
  • Positive, coachable, and collaborative spirit
  • Ability to wear many hats and juggle many tasks while delivering on time
  • Serious passion for user-centered design
  • Examples of wireframes, flow diagrams and visual designs that illustrate taking a design from concept to implementation
  • Demonstrated understanding of information flow, readability, and interface usability principles
  • Solid design, typographic, layout, and composition abilities
  • Experience creating prototypes — with proficiency in Unity, Adobe Photoshop, Axure or other common development tools
  • Experience creating animations/videos that demonstrate the flow and progression of a user interacting with our UI
  • UI Animation experience


Other cards you might be holding

  • Experience as a UI Designer, Visual Designer, Interaction Designer or similar user-centric design roles
  • Motion Graphics experience
  • Experience shipping at least one high quality title
  • Avid gamer that can connect with slots/casino core demographic
  • Tech savvy, self-motivated, and prolific with a desire to lead by example
  • Casino game creation experience, especially slots
  • 3D modeling/sculpting and lighting
  • Experience working with 3rd parties
  • Experience working with well-known brands
  • Experience with Agile, JIRA, Kanban, or similar project management systems
  • Knowledge of version control, Perforce


Placing your best bet – the responsibilities

  • Mobile app development - iterative
  • UI design and prototypes
  • App features and Game UI development
  • Innovating within technical limitations
  • Working collaboratively with clear communication


Hitting the jackpot

Collaboration is key!  Throughout your first year you will work closely with software engineers and artists to implement art within our established pipeline while helping to define new and improved pipelines.  With your fellow art and design colleagues, you will develop and advance our visual style by creating high quality UI graphics and prototypes to engage and impact player engagement to grow our business!  We hold each person accountable for their actions and expect you to be a positive influence that executes assigned tasks while helping your team members whenever possible.  Since you are always growing as a(n) artist/designer being able to take feedback professionally and having the ability to develop art to manage and project expectations in a timely manner is how we roll!


Cashing in on the comps

  • Getting to the office is a breeze with one of our two company-sponsored transportation options:
    • ORCA pass, renewed annually
    • $100 monthly transportation credit
  • Stow your ride safely in the secured parking garage or bike locker available onsite.
  • It’s a gaming company, so take a gaming break and get to know your coworkers with a little competitive fun! Square off over ping pong, foosball, or pinball in our arcade.  Like console games?  Challenge your coworkers to a gaming break.  You’ll find plenty of takers for a tabletop gaming session, too!
  • Stay in tip-top shape by taking advantage of our onsite fitness center.  Just head down to the first floor of our building, and you’ll have access to state of the art equipment, lockers, and showers. 
  • Need to relax? Get a massage or enjoy a yoga session right here in the studio! After all, who wants to work without a massage?
  • Enjoy occasional afternoons off for private viewings of first-run movies and team outings to see the Mariners play.
  • Hungry? Head to one of our two kitchens fully stocked with snacks and beverages.
  • You’ll never want to take the day off on Wednesdays, when we even provide a gourmet breakfast.
  • Want to go out to lunch sometimes, too? Our International District location is perfectly situated near a variety of excellent restaurants.
  • As if all of this isn't cool enough, you'll love our benefit package.
    • We offer medical, dental, vision, prescription coverage, maternity/paternity leave, and disability protection (short- and long-term).
    • Every team member receives 15 days of vacation, 56 hours of sick time, 2 personal floating holidays, and 11 paid calendar holidays per year.
    • Combine all of this with our amazing work/life balance and company-matched retirement options, and you have the dream job!

 

Looking for another reason we're the best place in Seattle to work?  We're committed to our role as an Equal Opportunity Employer – we embrace a diverse mix of voices and create a positive environment where everyone belongs.  We don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our communities.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.  DoubleDown is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.  If you need help completing your application, let us know!  Email us at Careers@DoubleDown.com and one of our awesome HR team members will get you everything you need.  We look forward to meeting you soon!

 

To learn about us, please visit us here and watch us here!

 

To be considered, you must be at least 18 years of age with the ability to successfully pass a security criminal background investigation.

 

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