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Senior UI Artist

WIN Reality

WIN Reality

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

WIN Reality is a sports technology company that is revolutionizing the way baseball and softball players prepare for the game. Using virtual reality, we provide athletes and coaches with the most authentic and immersive training experience in the world. This commitment has allowed us to partner with athletes, coaches, and organizations at all levels of the game from Youth Leagues to premier College Baseball and Softball programs, and Major League Baseball organizations.

Our commitment to innovation has attracted significant attention, including a $45 million investment from Spectrum Equity, a firm that has consistently identified emerging industry leaders such as GrubHub, Ancestry.com, and GoodRx.

WIN Reality is a dynamic start-up company looking for driven teammates to grow with it. Our culture reflects the characteristics that make sports special - comradery, shared success, and challenge. Our teams are united in their efforts towards pushing the limits of technology to give our players an edge. We offer a competitive total rewards package, a diverse and collaborative environment, and incredible opportunities for professional development.

Job Title: Senior UI Artist

Location: Remote, expected work hours US PST/MT/CT/ET

Employment Type: Contract to Hire

Job Summary:

As a Senior Unity Artist, you will play a crucial role in designing and creating UI and animations in Unity for the WIN Reality VR app. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to create seamless, interactive, and visually appealing user experiences. Your expertise in Unity, strong sense of interactive design, and solid artistic skills will be key to your success in this role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and integrate dynamic 2D UI elements (models, textures, animations, etc) in Unity for our VR app.
  • Collaborate with product design and developers to create cohesive and engaging user experiences.
  • Develop and maintain clean, efficient, and well-documented art assets (Figma).
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues related to art assets and animations.
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of design workflows and best practices.
  • Work with Engineering to establish best practices for scalable art integration within Unity

Design/Technical Skills:

  • Strong sense of what makes an interactive medium engaging and enjoyable.
  • Thorough understanding of 2D UI principles and graphic design
  • A passion for delighting customers with accessible and efficient UI/UX
  • Ability to leverage a design system to create experiences that reflect the brand vision and identity.
  • Extensive experience delivering interfaces built with Unity’s UI and animation systems
  • Drives best practices around performant UI development
  • Strong understanding of how the design principles of UI layout translates to Unity’s UI system
  • Appreciation for scene/object/prefab hierarchy and composition that affords intuitive integration while minimizing the potential for merge conflicts in a team environment
  • Comfortable authoring Merge Requests (or Pull Requests) and working through merge conflicts when necessary

Previous Experience:

  • 5+ years of professional experience in creating, implementing, and integrating production ready art assets for interactive media or a strong portfolio with playable examples.
  • Successfully shipped at least one Unity-based title or product in a UI Artist role.
  • Working knowledge of version control systems, such as Git+LFS, Perforce, or PlasticSCM.
  • Deeply familiar with a 2D art stack (e.g., Photoshop, Substance Painter).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of baseball/sports rules and expectations. Love of the sport is a plus!
  • Experience with VR development and optimization, working directly with engineering
  • Expert level user of Figma, Git, Photoshop, & Unity
  • Proficient in 3D modeling and animation tools (e.g., Blender, Maya).

WIN Reality VR Development Stack:

  • Design: Figma, Photoshop
  • Game Engine: Unity 2021.x
  • Platform: VR - Meta Quest
  • Version Control: Git + LFS
  • Project Management/Communication: Slack, Confluence, Jira

Sports have a rich heritage of transcending traditional boundaries in pursuit of winning. Winning is why people of diverse specialties, beliefs, and backgrounds come together. That is why WIN Reality is committed to diversity. We are committed to fielding the best team possible which is why all applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.