UI Visual Designer

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for creating highly polished visual designs, graphical assets, iteration designs and animations from concept to execution
  • Report and follow direction to maintain a cohesive aesthetic working closely with UI/UX lead, and directors to contribute to Naughty Dog franchises
  • Experience collaborating across disciplines with an inclusive approach to solve complex user-experience challenges
  • Follow through with other teams to ensure elements are implemented and functioning as designed
  • Be able to easily communicate intentions and needs to various departments
  • Assist UI Scripters and Engineers with implementing assets
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

Requirements & Skills

  • Professional level of UI or graphic design skills (Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or other related accreditation or similar work experience)
  • Shipped at least two AAA title from beginning to end
  • Self-sufficient, able to manage workload and meet project deadlines
  • Understanding of branded design, design fundamentals, and a clean design aesthetic
  • Illustrative skills with the ability to work within a range of art styles and hit a desired aesthetic
  • Proficient with industry standard programs (i.e. Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Able to communicate and advocate for user-centered design approach with other teams

Bonus Skills

  • Familiarity with UI editors (Unity, Unreal or other)
  • Knowledge of motion design, animation, 3d modeling, After Effects, Sketch
  • Good Illustrative skills
  • Branding design experience
  • Experience developing multiplayer games
  • Passion for UI, UX, art, game design, and gaming

As part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates should expect to complete a design test. To be considered, candidates must provide an online portfolio with AAA game related projects, highlighting multiple projects and direct contributions.

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Job Opportunities

If you think you have what it takes to join our talented Kennel, please review our current openings.

If you don’t see your desired position listed—don’t fret! Just apply under the General Application tab and send us your resume, along with a link to your portfolio or demo reel (if applicable). Please do not send us any unsolicited game ideas, scripts, treatments, code, or other creative works. Sorry, Naughty Dog does not offer any internships or student work-study opportunities at this time.

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The Recruiting Process

We feel it is important to let you know how the recruiting process works here at Naughty Dog. Here is what you can expect from us:

  1. Upon submission, you will receive an automated message stating your resume has been received and will be reviewed thoroughly by our recruiting team.
  2. Due to the high volume of applications received, it is not possible to respond directly to each candidate.
  3. If you are selected, you will be contacted for an initial phone screen or test.
  4. The next step is a second phone or Skype interview, or an invite to come out and meet us at the studio.
  5. In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.
  6. If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file for future consideration.

Thank you for your interest in Naughty Dog.