Creative Director

POSITION: Creative Director (full-time)
REPORTS TO: Head of Delivery

[x]cube LABS is a true Digital Native. Born in 2008, in a modest three bedroom apartment with six technical founders who played hustler, hacker and designer. Today, we are a family of over 500 associates across Hyderabad, Bangalore, Dallas-Texas & Bodrum-Turkey. With over 50% growth Y-o-Y, we are giving the traditional IT companies a run for their money and loving every bit of it!

[x]cube LABS is into Consulting, Innovative Products & Technology Services. We are more accessible to the new breed of decision makers, we are nimbler and we solve hard technology problems like only Digital Natives can. We’re a preferred Bi-Modal IT partner to over 50+ Fortune brands and a respected Product Development

Partner to numerous, serious startups in Silicon Valley. We work across a range of Digital Technologies like Mobile, IoT, Machine Learning, BigData, AR, VR, Chatbots, Mobile Games, Serious Games, etc. We’re one of Google’s first thirteen developer agencies globally and we won more than 24 design awards.

RESPONSIBILITY

As a Creative Director you will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership, direction and approval of all UI/UX Creative tasks and challenges associated with our most important client deliverables across a varied range of projects, including mobile applications for Android, iPhone, smart-device and enterprise business applications. You’ll bring relevant experience creating and managing design direction for clients within various verticals, as well as a healthy amount of team leadership experience. You will be responsible for brainstorming new concepts, developing design directions for clients and leading and coaching a creative team of Producers, Designers, and Developers.

  • DESIGN STRATEGY & LEADERSHIP – Provide clients with clear strategy recommendations in areas of user experience and user interface. Provide concept analysis and offer insights aimed at improving client concepts and maximizing project potential.
  • UX DESIGN – User Experience (UX) design services for clients, including development of wire-frames, flow sequences and related interface concepts.
  • UI DESIGN – User Interface (UI) design services for clients, including development of screen concepts, mock-ups and key screen finished art.
  • TEAM LEADERSHIP – Lead and guide a team of Designers, each responsible for various levels of Mobile Design deliveries. Provide design and strategic guidance on all mobile design projects within the department.
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION – Art Director is expected to strive to be a specialist and expert in the field of Mobile Solutions, Apps and the App Stores across all mobile OS platforms.
  • Lead and direct the whole creative team from concept to completion. Plan and estimate for highly complex projects; drive completion on-time, on-budget, and above expectations.
  • Contribute to the development of the creative team’s culture and quality standards
  • Manage workflow for a day-to-day responsibility to other Designers and Artists.
  • Consistently elevate the level of the work coming out of the creative team, and foster a passion for always doing better; create a real consciousness for business results on the creative team Coordinate with UI and UX resources.

 

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in interaction design (web, mobile, smart-device, or similar)
  • Expertise on tools such as SketchApp, Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver
  • Proactive problem solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail is a must
  • Passion for design and eagerness to mentor and elevate other creative people
  • Experience leading a team of designers, production specialists and artists to creative
    excellence
  • Demonstrated experience driving high productivity in a Graphic and Design teams.
  • Must have strong presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • You have an eye for detail and have very high expectations for quality, evident in your design work, and in all client deliverables from yourself and your teammates
  • Thoughtfulness towards teamwork, with the ability to work with a global team
  • Speed-Sensitive approach to work
  • A passionate interest in the future of interaction design and mobile technology
  • And of course, a super solid design portfolio

 

LEVEL UP!

  • That little something extra… you are also a cartoonist, a typography nerd, a front-end developer, a game designer, a motion graphics artist, or surprise us, and tell us what gives you that special edge!

 

COMPENSATION

Competitive base and benefits package, based on experience and skill set

Interested? Send us your portfolio’s (Behance/Dribbble/Own blog/website). and your resume to careers@xcubelabs.com

What we do is on our website: www.xcubeLABS.com [x]cube is a division of PurpleTalk Inc.

Senior 2D Artist

Job Location : Hyderabad, India

Reports to: Art Director, Producers

Job Description:

  • Provide leadership and direction to the 2D Art Team for the creation of Concept Art, In-Game assets and Animation for both external projects and internal projects
  • Produce high quality Concept Art, Illustrations, Animations and other game art for external and internal projects.
  • Contribute to the development of art in different styles as suited for the game.
  • Work with Art Director and Producer to chart growth path for 2D art team
  • Help in development of talent

Skill Required:

  • A self driven individual with strong communication skills and leadership ability
  • A strong foundation of artistic skills including proficiency in illustration, sketching, composition, form and a strong understanding of color.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Proven ability to adapt to different styles
  • Highly proficient with Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator and Spine .
  • Ensuring the visual continuity, quality, and performance assets as per the specks of the game as set by the Art Director or Producer.
  • Ability to review and critique all art assets to ensure that they conform to the highest standards of quality

Qualification Required:

  • Degree or Diploma in Fine Art or Equivalent

Experience Required:

  • 4-6 years in the fields of illustration, concept art and animation.
  • Proven track record of creating high-quality art
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Knowledge of game art creation will be an added bonus
  • Knowledge of 3d package (Maya, Z-brush,etc) and Unity will be an added bonus

Game Designer

Job Location : Hyderabad, India

REPORTS TO : Senior Game Designer – Dallas + Senior Strategist – Dallas + VP Ops – Dallas

RESPONSIBILITIES
The [x]cube Jr. Game Designer must be familiar with and passionate about mobile games, and strive to develop new mechanics and gameplay experiences that will take mobile gaming to the next level. As the Senior Game Designer oversees the project as a whole, the Jr. Designer will be entrusted with content creation and systems design under his oversight and must ensure a constantly high level of quality. The person in this position will be expected to generate consistently solid level and system designs as well as taking responsibility for testing and play balancing. Most importantly, the Jr. Game Designer must be focused upon completing work under a deadline while delivering results that inspire the client with their polish and vision.

EXPERIENCE

  • 1+ years experience (Industry and/or Education) in Game Design.
  • QUALIFICATION
  • Experience with level editing tools and techniques.
  • Strong design skills, focusing upon practical system design and content design.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proactive problem-solving skills.
  • Strong digital presentation skills.
  • Solid portfolio of Interactive experience.

PERSPECTIVE

  • Wide-angle view of the broad Interactive design Field.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of games, both mobile and otherwise, and the capability to extend lessons learned from those games to your own work.
  • A passionate interest in the future of mobile technology.
  • Time-sensitive approach to work.

Interactive Designer

Job Location : Hyderabad, India

RESPONSIBILITIES

The [x]cube Interactive Designer works with clients to develop the architecture and user interface for mobile applications on multiple platforms, including the iPhone, iPad, Android phones & tablets. The Designer will dissect client needs and formulate formal and definitive user experience diagrams (architecture wireframes) as well as creating original user interfaces under the direction of the Director of Strategy + Design. The Designer will be responsible for Art Direction and team leadership for our distributed team in Hyderabad, India. Additionally, The Designer should be available to travel to our HQ in India, once or twice a year, for several weeks at a time.

EXPERIENCE

  • 5+ years experience in Design
  • Interactive, web, device, or mobile experience a plus

QUALIFICATION

  • Proactive problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication design skills.
  • Strong User-Experience (U/X) design skills.
  • Strong User-Interface (U/I) design skills.
  • Thoughtfulness towards teamwork & team leadership
  • Solid design portfolio

PERSPECTIVE

  • Wide-angle view of the broad Interactive design Field.
  • A passionate interest in the future of mobile technology.
  • Speed-sensitive approach to work.

REFERENCE
Company Site: http://www.xcubelabs.com

Design & Client Portfolio: http://www.behance.net/xcube_LABS

COMPENSATION
Competitive base and benefits package. Potential for growth is high, based on talent and dedication.

CORE SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Mac OS environment experience required
  • Note: No programming experience is required or needed

PORTFOLIO / SAMPLES
Please provide a link to your current portfolio of work for review  in your resume.