Pocket Gems, a leading mobile entertainment company backed by Sequoia Capital and Tencent, is continuously breaking new ground by building graphically rich mobile games, developing fun new genres of mobile entertainment and creating innovative technologies like our proprietary Mantis Engine. Launched in 2009, Pocket Gems has grown to over 200 employees and its games have been downloaded over 200 million times by players around the world. With its pioneering team, Pocket Gems is uniquely capable of making original and genre-defining products as mobile devices become the primary computing device for everyone in the world.

We are currently looking for a talented Lead UI Artist to help lead our team of artists, engineers, and product managers to build stunning in-game interfaces in our next line of hit games.

This person will join one of our new teams at Pocket Gems working on core/mid-core games in the sci-fi or fantasy genres. We are looking for people excited to bring AAA quality work to mobile and establish Pocket Gems as a leader in 3D art for mobile. We are excited to be shaping and defining games as we know it on mobile.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute final UI treatments and designs for our new titles by working with the Creative Director

  • Create a style guide and communicate how we want our experiences to look and feel to the broader team

  • Drive assigned tasks through each stage of production: concept, wireframe, prototype, implementation, and refinement through to final sign-off

  • Assist client engineers with front-end and UI implementation to ensure final product reflects design vision

  • Foster a collaborative working environment between artists, designers, and engineers

Requirements:

  • A great portfolio of work

  • Shipped multiple titles

  • Proven ability to create strong UI ideas for various games

  • Expert-level experience using various prototyping and design software

  • Degree in arts or design, or equivalent experience as an UI artist

  • Minimum 5 years of production experience required

  • An appreciation for the iterative nature of the design process

  • Able to quickly come up with new visual treatments as well as adapting to established styles

  • Up to date on latest design trends and styles

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills

  • Photoshop and Illustrator proficiency

  • Management experience required - train and mentor other visual designers and artists on your team

Pluses:

  • Experience working with mobile applications

  • BA/BS in interactive design, graphic arts, human factors, computer science or related field with equivalent experience

  • 3D experience/capabilities

A portfolio of shipped titles showing proven ability in:

  • Aesthetic judgment and strong UI visual design

  • Clear and beautiful in-game interfaces

  • Setting tone, style, and brand

  • Ability to create production quality UI and art assets, and/or motion design and animation.

Please be sure to attach a link your portfolio to your application.

 

Benefits:

Pocket Gems offers top-notch benefits, including Anthem PPO, Kaiser health plans, and free One Medical membership. We cover 100% of the cost of employees’ Medical, Dental and Vision premiums (and 75% of the cost for their dependents), as well as short and long-term disability, and life insurance. We also offer flex spending & dependent care accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits and a 401(k) plan. Pocket Gems is located in beautiful downtown San Francisco, one block North of the Montgomery Street BART station.

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