Senior UX Designer

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - Midlands

Job Title Senior UX Designer
Skills Required Art / Animation
Job Description My client is an award winning development studio based in the Midlands. They have recently been behind the development of a number of innovative console titles and are now looking to expand their team for a raft of exciting new projects.

They are now looking for a Senior UX Designer to join their team.

Job Overview

The Senior UX Designer role requires outstanding creativity and skill as a designer combined with good technical knowledge of the process and tools for designing and creating outstanding UX Designs. This role will report to the Art/Design Managers and will be expected to work with a cross-disciplinary team of AAA developers to design the User Experience and User Interface to the highest standards for all products. The ideal candidate is expected to have proven experience within a similar role, be an exceptionally creative problem solver, a good communicator and a positive team member

Role Responsibilities:

Idea generation and initial concepts for UI/UX Strategies and Designs
UX design research and communications within the studio
Help to define tools and software requirements for successful UI/UX Design
Generate prototypes from simple paper walkthroughs to in-depth interactive experiences
Create and maintain high quality documentation, wireframes, flows and other schematics
Assist the Design Manager in realising the game vision and desired experiences.
Proactively drive UI/UX user stories, scenario development, user testing and feedback loops.
Work exceptionally across disciplines as the point of contact and owner for UI/UX in the Design Department
Working as the external point of contact for UI/UX Design with external partners as required
Assist Production with scoping, planning, defining and tracking project milestones and task priorities.
Drive decision making and issue tracking in relation to UI/UX pushing

Attributes:

Excellence in the principles and techniques of UX Design.
Minimum 5+ years experience working in AAA UI teams.
Proven experience leading AAA UI/UX development
Expertise in Flash, Axure, Visio or other common UX Prototyping tools.
Experience using analytics and define scenarios to aid discovery and drive decision making
Have a passion for outstanding UX Design and strive for excellence
Hold a passion for Games.

Major Pluses:

Experience developing on HD games consoles and on touch screen devices
Experience developing Online products
Experience developing and working with Monetisation design and strategy
Experience with responsive designs
Experience in Graphic/Visual Design
Experience in Motion Graphics.
Experience in Web, Advertising or App Design.
Hold a Degree in Human Computer Interaction, Interaction Design or similar

For more information, or to apply for the role, please contact Simon Hope at Aardvark Swift via e-mail: simon@aswift.com
Salary £Negotiable DOE
Location Midlands, UK, Midlands
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 11/04/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of Aardvark Swift using their internal reference 8734_SH44SUD.
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