Web and Video Game Graphics Designer - Mayflower
-Location : Dubai, United Arab Emirates
-Employment Type: Contractor
-Company Type: New Media
-Experience Level: 5 years +
-Travel: 10% of the time
Mayflower is a pioneering web based start-up with a vision to become the global leader in its domain. Mayflower will capitalize on the growing power of information technology to offer a unique service for the world.
This position will hold dual roles focused on the creation a highly interactive web site and developing graphics for a simulation / video game.
-Create, manage and maintain the appearance, look and layout of a highly interactive commercial website.
-Create design prototypes, including the graphic design, site navigation, and layout of content of the web site.
-Ensure that the layout of the site and content is accessible and logical; recommend improvements where appropriate.
-Experience supporting international websites utilizing multiple languages.
-Support the maintenance and updates of the website.
-Has a passion for creating simulations and games, experience with the latest game techniques, ability to express and implement the qualities that make a great game.
-Provide an artistic sensibility with deep
knowledge of design elements, color, composition, and style to bring a unique and creative character to games being developed.
-Create backgrounds, characters, elements, sprites and other graphical media for use in video games.
-Understands graphic workflow to integrate art assets during game development.
-Proven ability to develop high quality animations.
-Strong animation skills (Facial, Character, and Object) for use in games.
-Must present and discuss portfolio that demonstrates web and graphic design skills, attention to detail, and artistic sensibility.
-Ability to adapt to new technology, collaborate productively with others, and embrace change.
-Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers on a multicultural team.
-Ensure that all designs falls within the approved brand guidelines and messages.
-Continuously build expertise with respect to industry trends and innovations.
-BS or BA degree in web / graphics design.
-Five years experience designing websites across multiple browsers.
-Three years experience developing websites using (Drupal / Liferay).
-Experience building (Drupal Modules / Liferay Portlets).
-Experience developing graphics for use in the Unity graphics engine.
-Expertise in Adobe CS4/CS5 (Flash, Photoshop, and Illustrator) required
-Ability to be flexible in a changing work environment and to work under pressure, typical of all start-up environments.
-Strong written, oral communication and presentation skills.