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Senior Experience Designer- UI Motion, EA SPORTS FC

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Requisition Number: 181979

Position Title: Sr Experience Designer II

External Description:

EA SPORTS is one of the most iconic brands in entertainment with over 25 years of innovation, passion, and connection of millions of players across the globe to their favorite sports, teams, and players. At the heart of EA SPORTS is the FC franchise. EA SPORTS FC is the world's #1 best-selling video game with over 200M engaged players across multiple platforms.

Innovation, passion, and team-work is at the heart of everything we do. With studios in Vancouver, Bucharest, Toronto and Cologne; we are looking for the brightest talent to join us so we can continue to create experiences that connect with millions of hearts and minds.

Responsibilities:

  • Influence and drive holistic UI Motion Language development of EA SPORTS FC player experience.
  • UI Orchestration: Establish the design for how all visible elements are timed, sequenced and composed.
  • Interactive Motion Design: The detailed design for end-to-end interactive behaviors ranging from macro interactive moments to micro interactive details. Craft videos that illustrate the design, including slow motion references to provide implementation guidance.
  • Experiential prototyping: Design experience sets that bring all relevant elements together, defining connective tissue, emotion, aesthetic, comprehension and creative direction for next generation navigation and features.
  • Design Documentation: Develop visual communications with supporting annotations to explain the ideas and how they should be understood for implementation.
  • Contribute in growing the UI design system to ensure that players enjoy a consistent and immersive gaming experience.
  • Collaborate with Product, Game Designer(s) and UX partners to understand their vision and design the best pathways to guide our players through the menus and options.
  • Partner with Experience Design, Brand, Producers, Art Directors, and Software Engineering teams.
  • Mentor and coach experience designers and motion designers.
  • Help build an inspired, collaborative, and inclusive culture within the team.
  • You will report to the Visual Craft & UI Director responsible for UI across the AAA product.

Requirements:

  • Expert motion design skills (AE).
  • Strong visual design skills (i.e., composition, iconography, layout, typography, and color theory)
  • Strong 3D design experience (Maya, C4D, KeyShot)
  • Knowledge of usability principles and designing for accessibility, diversity, and inclusivity.
  • Collaborative mindset, to participate in a transparent and learning culture within the team.
  • Conviction to sell your ideas, prototype quickly, and refine feedback.
  • Expertise in Figman, Adobe Suite (PS, AI, XD), and other visual design tools.
  • A portfolio showcasing work samples, inclusive of unique and original designs.

You are:

  • Creative and passionate about design.
  • An advocate for user centered design processes (player first).
  • Up-to-date with current design and art trends.
  • Successful in a team-oriented, product-focused environment.
  • Enjoy collaboration and appreciate the exchange of ideas and concepts.
  • Empathic and able to inspire positivity within your team.

Nice to have:

  • Game development experience with UI and UX pipelines.
  • Willingness to learn new tools such as Frostbite, Rime, Unity. Even though you will not work directly in those tools, it helps translate bold ideas into implementable patterns. 
  • Familiarity with Flash animation.

It is required you share a portfolio or work samples, inclusive of unique and original designs for web, mobile, or console platforms.

BC COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these locations. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.

BASE SALARY RANGES

• British Columbia (depending on location e.g. Vancouver vs. Victoria):
º $114,050 - $171,750 CAN Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including vacation (3 weeks per year to start), 10 days per year of sick time, paid top-up to EI/QPIP benefits up to 100% of base salary when you welcome a new child (12 weeks for maternity, and 4 weeks for parental/adoption leave), extended health/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity. "

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We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

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About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Days Open: 33

Can this position be remote?: 1

EEO Employer Verbiage:

About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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