I joined War Dragons at Pocket Gems in June 2014, taking over as Lead UI/UX in December 2014 through to the game's release in April 2015. The style was set by the previous lead UI artist. I made various UX improvements to the game, created new UI for integral features, and trained three additional UI team members to support the game leading up to launch.
During development on War Dragons, the UI team also made concepts for proposed UI style update and UX improvements. Below are some of the concepts I created for this effort.
IN SPACE | Aki, UI Artist + 3D Artist
A 3D space arena shooter with configurable player ships. An ongoing project since 2011, currently in open Beta for PC, Mac and Linux. You can download and play In Space here. (NOTE: UI in beta release is currently temp. We are working hard to get my latest concepts implemented!)
HISTORICAL-THEMED UI HUD | Independent Project
Conceptual UI for a theoretical turn-based strategy game, inspired by Sid Meier's Civilization series, with a focus on a classical Roman theme.
FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER UI | Independent Project
Conceptual UI for a theoretical first-person shoooter game, heavily inspired by classic titles such as Half-Life 2 and Unreal Tournament.
FAMILY GUY: THE QUEST FOR STUFF | TinyCo, Senior UI/UX
I worked on Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff from September 2013 until its lauch in April 2014, alongside three other UI artists. I primarily handled technical UI/UX for this project, as well as designing several features and doing a color pass and style update on the main HUD. This game won the 2014 Mobile Excellence Award for Best Mobile Game.
CODENAME "MAGNUM" | TinyCo, Lead UI/UX
I led UI development for this game from April - September, 2013. Players use a combination of RPG and puzzle mechanics to recruit party members and battle enemies in a pastoral fantasy world. I led design on all final UI for this project after the intial concept pass had been completed by another artist.
A VIRUS NAMED TOM | Misfits Attic, 2D Artist + Concept Artist
A Virus Named Tom is a multiplayer co-operative puzzle game for XBLA and Steam. I worked on the game as a freelance contractor, creating concept artwork for characters, enemies, and UI. Most notably, I worked with the lead artist to define the final style of the main puzzle board.
AVNT is available in the Steam store as of June 2012, and was added to Humble Indie Bundle 9 for purchases over the average price, alongside Bastion, Limbo and Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken.
TINY CASTLE | TinyCo, UI/UX / Lead UI/UX
I worked on Tiny Castle from October 2012 - April 2013, joining one month before launch to assist with technical UI, and taking over the project as lead shortly after it went live. The game centers around breeding and caring for exotic creatures in a storybook fantasy setting. I designed several features and over 60 icons for the game in total.
SUPER SLOTS | TinyCo, Lead UI/UX
I worked on Super Slots from January - March 2012 during the initial UX concept pass, and was brought back on from July - October 2012 to oversee the game's launch and live content. The game combines simulated slots reels with an adventure theme.