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Senior UI Artist

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Grinding Gear Games

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Thursday, 4 August, 2022 - 3:13 PM
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We are Grinding Gear Games, creators of the award-winning dark fantasy Action RPG Path of Exile. We're a studio of 165 world-class developers based in Auckland, New Zealand and we're currently expanding the Path of Exile 2 development team.

We are seeking a Senior UI artist to create intuitive and compelling skill icons, item icons and web design in Path of Exile.

        Location: On-site in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
        *Relocation assistance (for the right candidate if needed)
        Full time position - 40 hours a week

The position includes the following duties: 

  • Create in-game interface elements from concept to implementation
  • Work to maintain a consistent aesthetic across all of the UI in the game and related mediums such as trailers and web.
  • Have a firm grasp of colour, texture, usability and aesthetics as they relate to user interfaces.
  • Assist with mentorship of other team members within the team
  • Coordinate with outsource artists and provide thorough and consistent feedback to our outsource team
  • Attend regular team meetings, providing updated status and progress of your deliverables.

We are seeking someone with:

  • 3 years of UI work in games, or 5 years of work experience in a related field (advertising, video editing, animation)
  • A superior eye for lighting, value, colour, details, and the ability to use them in creating efficient and impactful User Interfaces
  • Self-motivation and self-reliance.
  • An ability to research and learn new tools quickly.
  • Excellent communication skills, and ability to manage and work within a team
  • Passion for creating dark and gritty, yet visually-clear and compelling icons and interfaces
  • A deep understanding of the game we produce (Path of Exile)

Portfolio, and/or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required
Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so 

Pluses:

  • An avid gamer with a deep understanding of our game, Path of Exile
  • Experience working in the game industry highly regarded
  • Experience leading and/or mentoring
  • Experience in 3D art

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements, please email your resume, portfolio and a cover letter to jobs@grindinggear.com with your name + role you are applying for in the subject line.

No phone calls or agencies, please.

Grinding Gear Games
2020  Winner - BAFTA Best Expanding Game
2013  Winner - GameSpot's PC Game of the Year