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Mid-weight UI Designer

Mighty Kingdom

Full TimeuiAdelaideAustraliaPosted 2 months ago

Mighty Kingdom, Australia's largest independent game development studio are looking for a talented full-time Mid UI Designer to join our Design team in Adelaide, South Australia! 

Working closely with the UI Lead, fellow UI Designers, Game Designers and Product Leads you will drive the UI forward to deliver an appealing visual design for our existing and new products. 

The studio is based in Adelaide and this position may be offered as remote for the right candidate. The candidate must have the right to work in Australia. 

Mighty Kingdom 

  • Winner of Australia Game Developer Awards studio of the year. 

  • A diverse team that values collaboration and creative problem solving. 

  • Competitive salary. 

  • Flexible work environment (flexible hours, work from home) and a CBD location. 

  • Ability to work from home during COVID outbreaks. 

  • Uncapped leave, including all statutory leave, additional personal leave, menstrual and menopause leave, and recharge leave for when you just need a break. 

  • Employer paid parental leave including superannuation paid throughout parental leave. 

Responsibilities 

  • Design UI systems for use within games for mobile, PC and console. 

  • Create UI art assets to a high quality that align with art direction and push it in the right direction. 

  • Layout and creation of UI elements in Photoshop, Illustrator and Unity. 

  • Concept and mocking up of UI style and flow. 

  • Understanding the brands that you are working with and making sure you are staying on brand. 

  • Communicating with programmers and game designers about how the UI/UX needs to work in the final product. 

  • Communicating with product leads about the project vision and goals. 

  • Collaborating with team members from different disciplines to ensure quality and consistency of design work. 

Qualifications / Experience 

  • Experience working on commercial design projects (e.g. websites, apps, games). 

  • Solid experience in Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator. 

  • Ability to create visually appealing and consistent UI art assets (e.g. menus, buttons, icons etc.). 

  • Knowledge of UI/UX industry standards and trends. 

  • Ability to iterate quickly on designs and present variations of layouts and UI elements. 

  • Strong visual design and typography skills. 

  • Ability to articulate design thinking when presenting your UI designs. 

  • A strong desire to be at the leading edge of UI design through research and competitive analysis. 

  • Strong interpersonal, team and communication skills. 

  • Understanding of limitations and restrictions of informative display and how it applies to UI design and asset creation. 

Additional Skills 

  • Good time management and organizational skills. 

  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken). 

  • Self-motivated with a passion for solving problems. 

Nice-to-haves 

  • Knowledge of Unity and its UI system. 

  • Experience with Figma and/or Sketch. 

  • Experience with design planning using wireframes. 

  • Experience using/creating design systems 

  • General understanding of user-centred design. 

  • A focus on usability 

Benefits    

  • Flexible hours: With core office opening hours of 8.30am-6.00pm, employees can structure their work hours however it suits their lifestyle.   

  • Work from home: Whether it's a regular day or last-minute, all employees can work from home when they need to, and the business is fully able to support Work from Home arrangements.  

  • Cutting-edge leave options: Uncapped leave, including all statutory leave, additional personal leave, menstrual and menopause leave, and recharge leave for when you just need a break.   

  • Paid parental leave: Employer paid parental leave from day 1 for every new parent or carer, including superannuation paid throughout parental leave.   

  • Career Development: 1on1s, discipline representative support and a broad support network create an environment for you to learn, grow and reach your career potential.    

  • Adelaide lifestyle: Great CBD location surrounded by some of Australia’s best restaurants and bars, and just a 20 minute drive from the beach and wine regions. 

We also believe that design skill is universal. So if you feel like you have skills in similar design disciplines (graphic design, web/app design, etc.) but no specific experience in game development we’d still urge you to apply. 

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