UI/UX Designer

If you ever wondered what it would be like to have cities or even the entire world as your sandbox, grab your shovel and pail because we have an opportunity for you. Upland (https://upland.me/) is the earth’s metaverse that sits on top of the real world where people buy, sell and trade virtual properties based on actual addresses. Players compete and earn rewards in mini-games, connect virtually with a thriving, passionate community, and can even earn money in their own virtual businesses.


Uplandme, Inc. was founded in 2018 by three serial entrepreneurs. The game launched into open beta in January 2020 and became the largest blockchain game just eight months later. Available for iOS, Android, and the mobile web, Upland uses blockchain technology to power “true ownership” of digital assets.


To expand its reach beyond blockchain aficionados and towards a mass-market audience, we are looking for a talented and detail-oriented UI/UX Designer. Our ideal candidate will make use of their passion for user experience (UX), user interface (UI) design, and visual design to help create user flows, mockups, prototypes, and other product-facing contributions to our overarching game design system. Together with our Creative Director and Product Management team, the incumbent will answer the most challenging questions the Blockchain/NFT industry faces around mobile interfaces and game design.


Responsibilities:

  • Concept and execute User Experience wireframes using Figma
  • Design and execute hi-fidelity User Interface designs using Figma
  • Execute detailed prototypes using Figma
  • Utilize and help maintain Upland’s game design system
  • Execute player persona studies on an as-needed basis
  • Partnering with our Creative Director & Product Management team,  design appealing, player-friendly product, and game features
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, proactively reprioritizing when necessary as determined by competitive business needs
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment, learn rapidly, and master diverse web technologies and techniques


Requirements:

  • 2+ years of UI/UX design experience working in interactive media and/or mobile gaming
  • A portfolio of professional design work showcasing your skills on both game, web, and mobile platforms
  • Knowledge of the following technologies and software: Figma, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator
  • Familiarity with After Effects (Lottie) and the basics of motion design a plus
  • Knowledge of, and interest in Free-to-Play & Blockchain games a plus
  • Multi-tasking and time-management skills with a passion for playing and making games
  • The ability to think analytically, strategically, and creatively
  • Be a resilient self-starter and a creative problem solver that can adjust to change 
  • Comfort with the ambiguity inherent in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Impeccable communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Multilingual capabilities are a plus

If you ever wondered what it would be like to have cities or even the entire world as your sandbox, grab your shovel and pail because we have an opportunity for you. Upland (https://upland.me/) is the earth’s metaverse that sits on top of the real world where people buy, sell and trade virtual properties based on actual addresses. Players compete and earn rewards in mini-games, connect virtually with a thriving, passionate community, and can even earn money in their own virtual businesses. 

Uplandme, Inc. was founded in 2018 by three serial entrepreneurs. The game launched into open beta in January 2020 and became the largest blockchain game just eight months later. Available for iOS, Android, and the mobile web, Upland uses blockchain technology to power “true ownership” of digital assets.

If you are interested in this role, please apply directly here.