Junior UI Motion Designer (FTC)

Stratford (London)

JOB TITLE

Junior UI Motion Designer (FTC)

STUDIO OVERVIEW

Sports Interactive (SI) is the world’s leading developer of football management simulations through its Football Manager series of games. Founded in 1994 and now based in East London's booming technology hub at Here East in Stratford, SI, as a continually successful and profitable company, is now looking to expand its full-time staff as it pushes out across both existing and emerging gaming platforms.

SI’s games have enjoyed an unparalleled history of commercial and critical success, with 12 of its creations among the UK's Top 20 fastest-selling PC games of all time and five in the UK’s top 20 best-selling PC games of all time. Sports Interactive became a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA in 2006. The studio is a vibrant environment, full of talented and dedicated people with drive, passion and creativity, who enjoy working within a close-knit team as part of a lively, self-motivated and forward-thinking company.

Sports Interactive looks after its staff’s well-being with a flexible working schedule that makes the studio a relaxed and friendly place to work (there are six staff lunchtime football teams and a wide range of regular social events). We’re also very proud of being parent-friendly and having high staff tenure (40% have worked here for over 10 years). Further information on Sports Interactive and its games is available on the SI website, www.sigames.com.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Sports Interactive are looking for a Junior Motion Designer to work across our Football Manager and Football Manager Touch games to help further bring our visuals to life.

You will be closely involved in the feature design process, with responsibility for identifying and producing animated UI elements. Knowing our games isn’t essential but understanding how to present football concepts in a fun, engaging and immersive way is.

If this sounds like the right role for you then share your portfolio with us and apply below. The role is initially on a fixed-term contract basis with potential for extension.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce UI animations of a consistently high quality; always putting the user and usability first
  • Collaborate with developers, QA, production and other designers to understand the requirements and iterate through early research to final UI animations
  • Work with senior designers and production to develop and grow your skill set

OUR TOOLKIT

  • Sketch
  • Abstract
  • Adobe Suite

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

REQUIRED

  • A portfolio showcasing your best work
  • Ability to produce high quality, visually appealing UI animations
  • Ability to work collaboratively and as part of a close-knit team
  • A passion for motion design
  • A yearning to understand and meet the needs of the user
  • Adept with Adobe After Effects, Principle or equivalent

DESIRABLE

  • Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS/XML or similar
  • Interest in football or Football Manager
  • Experience with Lottie