PlayQ is hiringUI/UX Designer

Full TimeUI/UX Design
Posted 12mo ago

Our Mission: 

To capture the hearts and minds of millions of players across the world by creating unforgettable games powered by the best technology.

About Us:

PlayQ is a rapidly growing global entertainment and technology company delivering high-quality mobile titles and innovative game development solutions to a worldwide audience. Our games have been downloaded more than 60 million times across the globe, with millions of users playing every day! 

Our dedicated teams, based in downtown Santa Monica, CA, work together to craft the clever, visually stunning, and unforgettable experiences that our players love. Our emphasis on individual leadership means each team member has the opportunity to make a big impact, while our commitment to creative freedom gives them the ability to create whatever they can imagine. 

It’s this mindset that has led us to develop our own IP, infuse games with rich storytelling, build our own development tools, and solve the deepest technical challenges - all in the name of disrupting the mobile gaming landscape.

Why you'll want to come to work:

Do you want to make your stamp in the mobile gaming industry by creating appealing user experiences for our top grossing mobile titles?

Our team at PlayQ is looking for a talented UI/UX Designer to join us as we continue to expand our portfolio. As a UI/UX Designer, you’ll be responsible for working directly with the product, design, and art teams to craft delightfully intuitive user experiences and interfaces. Responsibilities in this role will span the entire development lifecycle, from wireframe and concept creation to final asset production and implementation in Unity. This position offers an exciting opportunity to design and deliver flawless user experiences to millions of daily players around the globe.

What you'll get to create:

  • Collaborate with Product, Design, and Art teams to design appealing, user-friendly and crisp 2D UI assets and implement intuitive user experiences for casual mobile games
  • Designing from concept to completion all facets of the User Interface including: mockups, wireframes, flow charts, icons, and animation mockups
  • Collaborate with Senior and Lead UI/UX Designers to draft and maintain UI style guides to ensure product consistency
  • Create top-of-market production UI design assets, including UI animations and visual effects
  • Integrate UI into Unity, working with engineering to ensure artwork is accurately and consistently represented in the game
  • Optimize UI for best performance and optimal footprint on mobile devices
  • Work with Production to estimate and track UI/UX tasks
  • Keep up-to-date with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in game UI/UX design
  • Active participant in design team meetings, sprint planning and cross functional team meetings

What you'll bring to the team:

  • 3+ years of UI/UX experience
  • At least 1 shipped mobile title as UI/UX artist
  • Expert with Adobe Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, & After Effects
  • Experience with Unity and various UI implementation methods within Unity
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with Design, Art and Engineering teams to define and prototype the best user experiences
  • Ability to translate flowcharts and wireframes into fun, usable, visually polished UI systems
  • A strong understanding of UI conventions and challenges for mobile and other emerging platforms, including UI optimization for best performance and optimal footprint on mobile devices
  • Desire and ability to take feedback (from players, user research, and leads) and translate it to actionable solutions
  • Ability to produce high quality work quickly, iterating toward the best solutions
  • Experience with UI/UX task breakdowns, estimates and sprint planning
  • Self-sufficient and self-motivated; able to manage workload and meet project deadlines
  • Excellent organization and efficient time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with Flash
  • Experience creating UI animations and transitions
  • Technical art background/skills

If you gotten this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role. Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people who believe in PlayQ's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways—not just candidates who check all the boxes.

What we can offer you:

  • Competitive compensation and equity options
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, long term disability & pet insurance
  • Flexible time off
  • Unmatched learning opportunities and mission driven team
  • Advancement and mentorship opportunities
  • 401K plan with company match
  • Flexible Workplace: PlayQ’s workplace includes a combination of both in-office, hybrid and remote roles. Our flexible approach to the workplace experience, internal comms, and tech stack promote collaboration, communication, and camaraderie!
  • Brand new creative office space equipped with tons of natural light, communal areas for collaboration and free parking
  • Walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, and the metro
  • Stocked kitchen with snacks and beverages
  • Monthly team building events and cross departmental lunches
  • Help build and support awesome GAMES. For a living! Who doesn't love games?

At PlayQ, we leverage competitive benchmarking data when setting each role’s base pay range. Individual base salary will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, scope of role, business need and geographic location.

The estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$70,000-$105,000 USD

Additional information:

  • In-office location: Santa Monica, CA
  • This role is open to remote employees located in select US states including California, Washington, Nevada, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York and Georgia.
  • This role is offered as a full time position.

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