Lead UI Artist (Mobile) at Level Ex | Powderkeg

Work Remotely But Must Be Based in the U.S., Chicagoland Preferable - Remote #LI-Remote

Level Ex® (a Brainlab company) is a fast-growing game studio that creates video games for doctors.

Our games use enthralling casual and hyper-casual game mechanics to capture the challenge of medical practice: from diagnosis puzzles to particle games that let you pay with molecules. All are visually stunning and beautifully designed to maximize fun and reward - and perfectly balance challenge and skill.

We attract top artists, engineers, designers, and others from prominent gaming franchises, like Mortal Kombat , League of Legends , Call of Duty , Walking Dead , and Star Wars. Our caliber of talent keeps us at the forefront of the industry: GDC ranked our game design talk #2 of 194 for sponsored sessions in 2019, and we earned 2nd place at SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live!, sharing the stage with Epic, Unity, Digital Domain, and others. Meet some of our incredible team here, and learn why you’ll enjoy our company and culture - Video: Why Join Level Ex?

We're looking for a mobile-focused Lead UI Artist to join our Medical team and drive the UI vision as we grow a new genre of hyper-casual medical games in the video game industry.

*Note: This is not a UX Designer or Product Designer role, it's for a Lead UI Artist with deep experience working in-engine in Unity3D and mobile.

**Responsibilities **

  • Lead the definition and implementation of innovative UI solutions that serve gameplay and enhance the user experience.
  • Lead UI Artists along with being accountable for all UI-related content.
  • Ensure UI consistency across all projects and maintain a consistent visual identity.
  • Create wireframes, prototypes, and in-game UI assets for mobile games.
  • Oversee the UI creation process from concept to final implementation, including UI correctly adapting to various screen formats and resolutions with appropriate anchoring and scaling.
  • Collaborate closely with Game Design, Production, Engineering, Product, Marketing, and Sales Leads to meet client deliverables and expectations.
  • Document and update UI pipelines and workflows.
  • Utilize user-centered design methodologies to refine UI elements based on player feedback and usability testing.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 6+ years of professional experience working in game development, including time in a leadership position ( required).
  • Hands-on experience working in Unity3D creating and implementing UI assets on mobile (required).
  • Experience shipping at least 3+ games or apps (required).
  • Experience leading a small UI team and working full game development lifecycles.
  • Excellent portfolio showcasing a variety of UI designs, including work on shipped mobile games.
  • Deep understanding of mobile UI design principles and processes, including technical constraints and optimization techniques.
  • Experience working with clients or publishers, deadlines, and IP.
  • Demonstrable experience with Adobe CC design tools, Sketch, Figma, or similar.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills, with an ability to articulate design concepts and rationales

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience working in Unreal Engine and Blueprint.
  • Proficiency in using AI technologies for UI design, including AI tools and design task automation.
  • Familiarity with 3D modeling tools like Blender or Maya, providing an edge in creating dynamic UI elements.
  • Background in psychology or human-computer interaction for understanding player behavior and preferences.

Salary Range

  • The salary range for this position is $105,000 to $120,000 annually, based on the individual's experience and qualifications.

Benefits & Perks

  • Multiple health insurance plans, one with 100% company-paid premiums at all levels.
  • 401(k) with a generous company-paid match program.
  • Family-friendly benefits; 4 weeks of PTO, 2 weeks of company holidays, dental, vision, optional pet insurance, and more!
  • In-person and remote-friendly events, i.e., board games tabletop simulator, Jackbox Games, DEI events, game jams, and virtual happy hours.

Interested?

For the fastest consideration please send us your resume along with a link to your best portfolio work (required).

Equal Opportunity Statement (EEO)

Level Ex is the collective sum of all our individual experiences, backgrounds, and influences, and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, (or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to lactation), physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender identity or expression, medical condition, genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Our commitment to inclusion across identity and experience drives us forward every day.

No Agency or Recruiter submissions for this or any role we have posted, ** __please do not contact us ** .

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job now or in the future.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Lead UI Artist (Mobile)
  • Company
    Level Ex
  • Location
    Remote
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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