Lead UI Designer

Chicago, IL

Open to Long-Term Remote For U.S.-Based Candidates

Level Ex is a fast-growing game studio that creates video games for doctors.

Our games feature compelling medical cases built with the highest standards of game design and deliberate game mechanics. They employ state-of-the-art graphics and physics technology, supported by the latest generation tech. Allowing us to craft breathtaking virtual anatomy: custom-built GPU-based fluids, tissues, and soft-body systems that look and react like the real deal.

We attract top artists, engineers, and designers from prominent gaming franchises, like Mortal Kombat, League of Legends, Call of Duty, Walking Dead, and Star Wars. Our caliber of talent keeps us at the forefront of the industry: GDC ranked our game design talk #2 of 194 for sponsored sessions in 2019, and we earned 2nd place at SIGGRAPH Real-Time Live! 2019, sharing the stage with Epic, Unity, Digital Domain, and others. Meet some of our incredible team here, and learn why you'll enjoy our company and culture - Video: Why Join Level Ex?

We're looking for a talented, deeply experienced Lead UI Designer to join our team.

What You'll Be Doing With Us

  • Work closely with our UI Director, Art Director, and Design Director, to set and maintain visual excellence in our UI and 2D presentation
  • Help champion the UI vision and communicate it to the team
  • Give feedback and direction to UI Designers about generated work
  • Track multiple projects and work with production to plan the short and long term goals
  • Mentor Junior designers with an eye towards their personal development
  • Conduct 1-on-1's, team meetings, and monitor performance
  • Help in the creation and maintenance of design systems
  • Facilitate and coordinate communication between team members and with other disciplines
  • Present new concepts and designs to upper management
  • Offer UI solutions when appropriate in collaboration with UX Design
  • Create animations that help convey expected tempo and movement for celebrations, transitions, and micro-animations
  • Coordinate with outsourced talent when necessary

Who We Want To Meet

  • Minimum of 8+ years of professional experience working in console or mobile games development with at least 3 years in a Senior or Lead position
  • At least two full development cycles with two or more shipped games or mobile apps
  • Demonstrable experience with Adobe CC design tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects)
  • Experience with screen layout in Figma, Sketch, or Adobe XD
  • Experience developing in one or more industry-standard game engines
  • An understanding of UX design principles and how they apply to UI
  • Portfolio demonstrating excellent design foundation, typography, compositional, and layout skills

Bonus Points For

  • Experience working specifically in the Unity game engine and shipped one or more games or mobile apps
  • Experience creating visual effects and/or scripting in Unity
  • Prototyping experience
  • Motion graphics experience
  • Illustration experience

How We Make You Happy

  • Multiple health insurance plans with 100% company-paid premiums
  • 401(k) with generous company-paid match
  • 4 weeks of PTO
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Pre-tax flex spending and commuter accounts
  • 100% full-time remote until we return to our convenient, downtown Loop location (or full-time remote for U.S. based candidates outside of Chicago)
  • Unlimited cold brew and gourmet coffee, kombucha, Bevi sparkling water, and craft beer
  • Full kitchen and food options including breakfast, and both healthy and comfort snacks
  • Team after-hours events, like Board Game Night


Please send us your resume *including* a link to your online UI portfolio. We look forward to hearing from you and exploring the possibilities.

Level Ex is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

No Agency or Recruiter submissions will be accepted.

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job.

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