Senior UI Animator

Reference: 15217 - United Kingdom

Description

We're looking for a talented, experienced and skilled UI Animator to join us on one of our flagship titles which are enjoyed by millions around the world. In this role you will be responsible for create-and-iterate on game animation for UI, menus and all GUI elements, sometimes including character & VFX animation. You will work with a team of experienced and talented artists, developers and product managers to expand, develop and maintain the game. You will design for a selection of devices including iOS, Android and Amazon.

In this role you are expected to ensure the quality of UI animations while working within the challenging technical framework of a live social / mobile title.

Details:
  • Produce UI animations and motion graphics assets that help the Art Lead and artists
  • Provide mockups of UI animations and prepare the assets for integration.
  • Work closely with the UX, design and UI artists to create and refine the look and feel of the user interface.
  • Create documentation and guidelines for the use of the animations on the application.
  • You are creatively flexible, adapting styles as necessary, typically during the exploratory stages of pre-production and when moving between projects.
  • Maintain an open dialogue with technical artists to ensure all animations retain app performance requirements.


Requirements

  • Strong understanding of animation principles and understanding of how animation works within game mechanics and game legibility
  • Great attention to detail, animation timing, easing etc
  • Deep understanding of interface and 2D Unity Editor Animations on a professional level
  • Knowledge of Animate, After Effects or other animation tools for quick prototyping
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience with UI animation
  • Experience creating special effects and using particle tools on Unity
  • Knowledge of technical constraints, optimization and implementation
  • Experience with mobile game development
  • Supporting and mentoring game artists on animation issues.
  • Ability to independently perform a creative task throughout the entire production cycle, from the preparation of materials to the delivery of the final work
  • Professional level of English
Nice to have
  • Knowledge of 3D animations
  • Knowledge of character animation
  • Knowledge of UX
About You
  • You are proactively looking for ways to push art quality to a new level.
  • You'll be an excellent team player, with a flexible attitude.
  • Be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Have conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Exceptional communication skills with both written and verbal content.
  • Have a passion for games and a good understanding of what makes a game visually appealing.
  • Focus and dedication to culture.