Senior Experience Designer - UI/Visual - Maxis

Location: Redwood City, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 163884

Position Title: Sr Experience Designer

External Description:

Senior XD Designer - UI/Visual Design

At Maxis, we thrive on outrageous thinking.

It's the fuel that inspires the best games in the world. We're creators and great storytellers. Our mission is not just about amazing our peers – it's about amazing our fans. Taking risks. Working with each other. Daring to dream big. Together, we can improve the way millions play every day.

As an Experience Designer on The Sims, you'll report to the Development Director for Creative and work with a team of enthusiastic industry craftspeople from all walks of life. You will use your passion and knowledge to lead the development of the user interface and related systems from initial prototypes through final design.

You will work with your engineering, design, UXR and Production partners to create experiences that surprise, delight, and invite millions of gamers around the world to Play with Life.

Responsibilities

  • Create, document and maintain the UI systems through the product development.
  • Develop a modular, responsive UI system in Unreal that works on all platforms (mobile, tablet, PC, Console)
  • Create the UI Style guide - this role would also help decide what platform software we use to maintain the style guide to support iterative design and collaboration.
  • Produce the game's visual design system that includes iconography, typography, visual hierarchy, brand expression and motion.
  • Initiate, define and lead R&D and improvement plans on UI design, UI motion, and UI VFX.
  • Partner with XD team to author and co-lead the design pattern library and component library.
  • Bring high fidelity and high-quality UI screens that align with the product's experience goals, usability and accessibility standards.
  • Design and implementation of UI elements, icons etc. into the dev prototypes in Unreal.
  • You will be the Unreal expert in UI who will guide the team in best practices.
  • Work with the other Experience Designers to gather requirements, explore creative directions, produce prototypes and iterate based on testing results.

Qualifications

  • Someone who has a systems-focused approach.
  • Experience designing UI systems that are intuitive and engaging while balancing player, business and technical goals.
  • Experience designing with players motivations and needs in mind.
  • Able to digest and interpret player feedback to make meaningful improvements to the UI.
  • Partner with team members to set priorities and find balanced design solutions to player and business goals within technical constraints.
  • Visual design skills (i.e., composition, iconography, layout, typography, color theory) with the ability to lay out complex information in an easy to understand manner.
  • Motion graphics skills, the ability to bring interfaces to life with usability in mind.
  • Comfortable presenting cohesive design solutions to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience designing a cross platform UI system is a giant plus.

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Community / Marketing Title: Senior Experience Designer - UI/Visual - Maxis

Company Profile:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Date Opened: 2021-01-26 00:17:08.91

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About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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