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Smart toy learning platform with digital content library.

Graphic Designer/ Unity Game Artist (Contract)

$40k – $50k • No equity
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*Job Description*
We are looking for a versatile product designer/ game artist to join us. You will be joining the founding team and will be hands-on on tasks that across all business operations. As a designer, you have demonstrated the use of user-centered visual design principles to ship amazing interactive experiences… and you like to have fun with it!

Read more about our CEO, Yuting Su, and the vision behind the company here: lift.comcast.com/2018/08/meet-the-entrepreneur-revolutionizing-toys-by-blendi…

*Experience and Education*
- 1+ years of experience in a design-related field, with an accompanying portfolio
- Degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Information Design, Graphic Design, Game Design, or related design or behavioral science discipline
- Shipped at least 1 product experience
- Understanding and application of UX design and creation of UI art assets utilizing Photoshop and Illustrator in order to design aesthetically appealing and intuitive interfaces
- Use of a wireframing tool such as Balsamiq or Adobe XD. If not, then ability to create clear and logical mock-ups using paper and pencil.
- Basic understanding of 2D animation (advanced welcome, as well) using After Effects
- Some basic to intermediate use of the Unity game engine is a huge plus, including but not limited to: ability to prototype, navigate the project, export Unity asset bundles
- Ability to collaborate with multiple parts of the team, especially understanding the needs and limitations of the Engineering team. Basic knowledge of C# or Java helps.
- Clean design formatting skills so that your work is standardized and scalable

*Job Responsibilities*
- Be the voice of UX, art and product design for Thinker Tinker
- Provide creative inspiration and direction to other team members, ability to facilitate open communication between the team and its leads
- Put together and adhere to a style guide for the product, ensure that the rest of the team is following the guide
- Be receptive to QA efforts and critique and be open to revisions of your work often

*Knowledge*
- Amazing visual design skills
- Knowledge of basic game design or interactive design
- Up to date with current design trends across various platforms, from web to mobile
- Graphic design sensibility, understanding of visual design and art direction
- Willingness to learn in the areas that will further enhance and strengthen your relationship to the product
- Experience working in a startup environment with a focus on rapid iteration and being a part of a close-knit team. Desire to move quickly.

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Yuting Su

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Founder and CEO of Thinker-Tinker. Good at product management, creative direction; innovator and maker of hybrid games. Forbes 30 Under 30 in Games 2017.

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