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Lead UI / UX Designer - Dundee, UK

Video Games - UX / UI
Ref: 374 Date Posted: Monday 12 Apr 2021
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Special Move is working with an ambitious and growing mobile game studio Tag Games based in Dundee, Scotland. Who have a 14 year legacy of making mobile games for some of the biggest brands on the planet.

This year Tag is embarking on its most ambitious and exciting title yet, developing a brand new cross platform IP in partnership with a world renowned publisher. We are looking for passionate new people to join their team on their quest to forge a place in players' hearts.

Tags culture is collaborative and relaxed. They encourage feedback and support each other to solve problems - always striving to be the best they can be. They are driven by a passion for quality and delivering outstanding products. If this feels like a studio where you can thrive and grow then we have a variety of roles available, both in their Dundee studio and remote. It would be great to have you join their team!  


The Role:

Tag is searching for a UI / UX Designer to join the their super creative team on a fresh new IP. You will be closely collaborating with other disciplines particularly the design team to design and implement User-interfaces that are both beautiful, functional and work across our new cross platform product. You’ll play a hands-on role in creating experiences that matter – from shaping the big picture to crafting the smallest details.


Here's what you will be doing:

  • Undertaking competitor UX research, heuristic evaluations on internal and competitor UX, expert UX reviews and audits
  • Troubleshooting our product and design enhancements to reduce friction for users
  • Working with technical delivery teams to solve technical and logistical issues with UI
  • Driving UX excellence for the game we are developing
  • Leading UX meetings and workshops to capture the products requirements
  • Facilitating focus groups to determine player needs
  • Creating personas, user journeys and experience maps
  • Translating design documents and/or creative conversations into UX actions
  • Proposing a range of creative conceptual ideas for UX
  • Creating sketches and storyboards to visualise UX solutions
  • Executing detailed wireframes and create prototypes
  • Incorporating iterative design, live data, and user testing throughout the development process.
  • Collaborating with artists and engineers to translate UX designs into wonderful experiences


To do this job, you will need:

  • Prior experience working on game titles
  • In-depth knowledge of UI and UX principles
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional eye for detail and quality
  • Experience with creating and delivering user experience projects
  • A good working knowledge of wireframing tools
  • A proactive, can-do attitude An enthusiastic and demonstrable understanding of the science of User Experience and User Centred Design
  • Well versed in user experience methodologies and their applications
  • An understanding of visual syntax - colour, shape, placement, motion, behaviours, etc
  • An understanding of mobile gaming challenges and can identify best-in-class UX examples
  • Ability to articulate the work - verbal, written, and visual presentation skills
  • A genuine passion for games


While not required, below are nice to have:

  • Unity Experience


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