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Senior UI/UX Designer (Contract)

Blacktop Hoops

Blacktop Hoops

United States
Posted on Friday, August 4, 2023

Blacktop Hoops is the world's first competitive VR streetball game. We are pioneering a new era of immersive gaming, chaining together flashy dribble tricks, shots, and high-flying dunks to finish off opponents in epic games of 1-on-1 arcade basketball. As we expand both our single player and multiplayer systems, we are seeking a talented and experienced Senior UI Designer to join our team on a full-time contract basis.

Job Description:

As a Senior UI/UX Designer, you will play a crucial role in shaping the UI/UX Visual Design of Blacktop Hoops VR. You will be responsible for creating visually stunning and intuitive UI designs that enhance the overall gameplay experience. Working closely with our design, art, and development teams, you will craft UI elements that resonate with players, improve navigation, and contribute to the game's immersive atmosphere.

Example of Things You Could Work On:

  • Design intuitive, diegetic, visually appealing HUD elements, menus, and in-game UI screens in a consistent cohesive style.
  • Create eye-catching icons and visual assets that represent various in-game features and actions.
  • Optimize UI designs for different VR platforms, including Meta Quest 2 and other mobile VR HMDs.
  • Proven experience designing UI/UX for VR games, with a strong understanding of VR design principles and performance limitations of mobile VR HMDs.
  • Proficiency in design software such as Figma, and the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator), or similar tools.
  • Solid knowledge of Unity's UI system and its capabilities, with the ability to implement designs directly in Unity.
  • Ability to create visually appealing and consistent designs that align with our game's aesthetic.
  • Strong understanding of user-centered design principles and the ability to conduct usability tests and iterate on designs based on feedback.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a remote team environment.


  • Conceptualize, design, and implement visually stunning and intuitive UI elements using Unity's UI tools, Figma, Photoshop, and other relevant software.
  • Work closely with game designers and developers to understand gameplay requirements and translate them into effective UI designs.
  • Collaborate with the art team to ensure the UI aligns with the overall visual style and theme of Blacktop Hoops VR.
  • Create wireframes, mockups, and interactive prototypes to present and iterate on UI designs.
  • Ensure that UI designs are user-friendly and accessible, considering VR interaction limitations and best practices.
  • Implement UI assets into the Unity game engine and work with developers to ensure proper functionality.

Bonus Points:

  • Passion for basketball or previous experience working on sports-related games.
  • Knowledge of Unity's Shader Graph and VFX Graph for UI-related effects.
  • Understanding of 3D asset creation and optimization for VR applications.