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Microsoft Corporation Senior UI Artist - Gears of War - The Coalition in Vancouver, British Columbia

The Coalition is a growing team of talented, creative, fun-loving professionals from around the world who are united in their passion for Gears of War. Located in Vancouver, Canada, the studio is dedicated to pushing the Gears franchise to new heights with its belief that if you want to go far, go together.

This is a great opportunity for a Senior UI Artist to work closely with our teams of graphic designers, UX designers and programmers. Our ideal candidate should be a talented digital designer that understands interface design in theory and execution.

Responsibilities

  • Prototype interface designs, menu systems and style boards including Icon Design, Motion Design and Interaction Architecture.

  • Ability to take direction from a Lead Designer and be very versatile on researching and executing on different style types

  • Self-starter who works well with a team in an open environment

  • Positive attitude, who can bring fresh ideas to the table

  • Open to receiving constructive feedback and the ability to react to the feedback.

  • Dynamic problem solver, with strong work ethic and attention to detail.

  • Keep up to date on new industry trends.

Qualifications

  • Have 3 – 5 years working in the game industry specializing in Interface design.

  • Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects.

  • Great graphic design skills working with layout and typography.

  • Able to communicate effectively with both artists and programmers.

  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4, Unity or other 3D software packages a bonus.

  • Working knowledge of Figma a bonus.

  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • BSc degree or equivalent experience/education

Please include a portfolio with your application.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form (https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/accommodationrequest) .

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