UI/Visual Designer

St Julian's, Malta Poker Permanent

The role:

The Poker Design team is looking for a UI/Visual Designer! The role will be integral to the customer centric design process the team adopts today, crafting aesthetically pleasing gameplay experiences for players. This is an exciting role where the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in an agile environment innovating new experiences for poker players across the globe.

Why we need you:

You’ll design industry standard visual solutions for new poker features and products for PokerStars. You’ll work closely with partners, developers, branding & marketing and other departments crafting solutions which meet customer needs and business objectives.

You’ll get the chance to work on a variety of projects across multiple platforms (including native apps, desktop software and responsive sites). You’ll also work closely with UX designers to apply a high level of polish to wireframes and prototypes to deliver compelling player facing designs and game artwork.

Working with wider design and development teams to shape how work is delivered would also be a part of your daily activities. You’ll ensure customer journeys are consistent with product style-guides and the player journey is flawless and entertaining.

We would expect you to present solutions to executive partners rationalising and clearly communicating your design decisions, process and benefits for the end user. We’d also like to see you using artwork to add moments of delight for players through graphics, interactions, transitions and animations.

Who are we looking for:

  • You are proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch and other common design tools.
  • You have experience being an integral part of a Design team preferably from an in-house environment.
  • You have a great eye for detail and consistency.
  • You have comprehensive understanding of product design.
  • Last but not least, you are an effective communicator and a phenomenal teammate!

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

  • 3+ years as a UI/Visual Designer.
  • Degree in Graphic Design / UI Design / Multimedia or equivalent work experience.
  • Previous experience in the online gaming/poker industry is a plus.
  • Illustration skills to create artwork for poker game themes and environments
  • An understanding of game engines such as Cocos 2D.
  • Play or have an interest in Poker.

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to provide such details at this stage, we can confirm that we do offer an excellent salary and benefits package. Our benefits include a discretionary annual performance bonus, premium health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (providing you all live at the same address), and a generous company contribution into a private pension scheme every month.

We have an Employee Assistance Programme where you receive complimentary and confidential support from professionals who offer independent advice 24/7. To support you in developing your skills and career, we will provide ongoing training.

We contribute €5.25 daily towards your breakfast and lunch. In addition, there is free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks. As an advocate of work life balance, we offer PIA; an annual personal interest allowance where we encourage personal learning outside of working hours; e.g. driving lessons, cookery classes and circus training (to name a few that our people have used this towards).

What happens next?

We will seek to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview

The Group

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies. This role is in the Group’s Malta office in the Poker department.