Pocket Gems is hiring an

Associate UI Visual Artist

Overland Park, United States

Pocket Gems, a leading mobile entertainment company backed by Sequoia Capital and Tencent, is continuously breaking new ground by building graphically rich mobile games, developing fun new genres of mobile entertainment and creating innovative technologies like our proprietary Mantis Engine. Launched in 2009, Pocket Gems has grown to over 200 employees and its games have been downloaded over 200 million times by players around the world. With its pioneering team, Pocket Gems is uniquely capable of making original and genre-defining products as mobile devices become the primary computing device for everyone in the world.

We are currently looking for a talented Associate UI Visual Artist to join our team of artists, engineers, and product designers, to help build intuitive and cohesive experiences in our next line of hit games. Please note that this is would start off as a 6 month project.

This person will join one of our new teams at Pocket Gems working on core/mid-core games in the sci-fi or fantasy genres. We are looking for people excited to bring AAA quality work to mobile and establish Pocket Gems as a leader in 3D art for mobile. We are excited to be shaping and defining games as we know it on mobile.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Lead UI Designer to develop and execute original UI
  • Assist front-end engineers and UI developers with implementation to ensure final product reflects design vision

Requirements:

  • A portfolio of UI work (see submission requirements below) 
  • Ability to create production quality UI and art assets
  • Ability to develop and present UI ideas
  • Degree in HCI, Design, or equivalent experience as a UI Artist
  • An appreciation for the iterative nature of the design process
  • Able to adapt to established styles
  • Up to date on latest design trends and styles
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Photoshop proficiency a must

Pluses:

  • Experience in Animation or VFX
  • Experience in user experience or interaction design
  • Experience working with mobile applications
  • BA/BS in interactive design, graphic arts, human factors, computer science or related field with equivalent experience

 Submission requirements:

Please submit a link to your portfolio showing proven ability in:

  • Visual interfaces
  • Problem solving
  • User flows a plus
  • Setting tone, style, and brand a plus

Pocket Gems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any legally protected status.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.