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Beamdog

UX Designer

Design · Edmonton, Alberta
Department Design
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Reporting to the Project Director, the UX Designer is responsible for utilizing player research and understanding of gameplay to create user-centered intuitive gameplay experiences that will delight our fans. The UX Designer will work closely with the production, engineering and art teams and will be involved in all phases of the design process, from conceptual design/development (product strategy, prototyping) to execution and implementation.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand and communicate player needs, goals, and behaviours.
  • Create a unique and engaging visual identity that supports and reinforces gameplay
  • Design and deliver wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces.
  • Incorporate emerging user testing data into designs
  • Rapidly iterate on concepts, articulate ideas to team. Utilize a user centered design approach.
  • Solve complex design problems, minimize player pain points, and elevate UX/UI in our products
  • Design and implement fun and innovative solutions by collaborating with various teams.
  • Identify and troubleshoot UX issues as they arise
  • Illustrating design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps
  • Analyze competitive product UX, offer critique on them

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years’ UX design experience
  • Understanding of product specifications and psychological foundations of UX (player motivations, user psychology cognitive flow, etc.)
  • Experience creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, visual designs, and mobile prototypes as well as clear documentation.
  • Ability to articulate UX design decisions to non-designers
  • Involvement in designing and conducting usability testing, engageability testing, and UX research
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and XD or other prototyping tools.
  • A love for games and a deep understanding of why games are important
  • Experience working in an agile/scrum environment

About Us

Beamdog is a fantastic place to work with a friendly and creative atmosphere. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, we're a hardworking team of passionate game developers who love the games we work on. Since 2009, we’ve brought enhanced versions of classic Dungeons & Dragons games and exciting original content to fans new and old. We’re best known for bringing beloved isometric roleplaying games like Baldur’s Gate™ and Planescape: Torment™ back to life on desktop and tablets as Enhanced Editions. We love rich stories where players can chose their own journey and the communities that spring up around them. If you’re excited about storytelling games, Dungeons & Dragons, and classic RPGs, stick around! You haven’t seen anything yet!

We offer the following perks:

  • Vision, dental, and health benefits, plus extended healthcare coverage
  • RRSP matching program
  • Generous time off for vacation, sick days, and personal days
  • Transit passes & heated underground parking
  • Fully-paid gym memberships
  • Lunch and Learns
  • Flexible working hours
  • Casual dress code

 

Diversity is fundamentally about valuing human differences and recognizing that a diverse group of people bring with them a diverse set of skills which is necessary to propel our company forward. Beamdog is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

 

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  • Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Department
    Design
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level