UI Designer - Maternity Cover

2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark Contract

UI Designer (maternity cover)

Would you like the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of kids worldwide? To contribute to one of the most successful social networks for kids on the planet?

MovieStarPlanet is one of the world’s most popular social games for tweens, with millions of active users across 16 countries and 11 languages. The quality of our user interface experience is vital to the continued success of our products.

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic UI Designer to help imagine, develop and deliver intuitive and consistent interaction experiences for our live product and it’s vibrant community of users!

About the Job

You will be collaborating with talented developers across multiple teams to continue the ongoing work of aligning, improving and optimizing our UI/UX for both the MovieStarPlanet web and mobile products. This will involve working with each team from planning, design, prototyping, implementation, iteration and finally through to live release. In order to make and deliver upon your commitments with these teams, you will have the ownership and responsibility to plan and manage your own tasks effectively.

Development at MovieStarPlanet is highly user-centric. We use very short (2-4 week) production cycles meaning your designs will have a very short time-to-market. This enables you to respond quickly and effectively to learnings gained from direct user feedback from our large fan base. When you require pre-release feedback, you also have the option of participating in one of the regularly scheduled focus groups.

On top of your work on the MovieStarPlanet product you will also have the opportunity to achieve a wider impact by collaborating with other product development teams in order to raise the standard of UI/UX across our whole product portfolio.

The duration of the contract will cover maternity leave which is expected to be around 12 months in total.

About You

Your main responsibilities will be to work closely with game with game designers and programmers to develop, align and optimize our UI/UX, to design and produce graphical assets such as buttons, icons etc. and to maintain and update UI asset library.

Required attributes:

  • Experienced in developing UI/UX for mobile platforms
  • Iterative and user focused approach to design solutions
  • Ability to adapt and work within an existing style and framework
  • Understanding of performance constraints and optimization techniques
  • Good vector illustration skills
  • Experience working with Adobe Flash/Animate
  • Fluent in English

Bonus attributes:

  • Education in UI/UX Design
  • Experience working on commercially available mobile products
  • Proficiency with prototyping tools (e.g. Proto.io)
  • Comfortable designing and facilitating UX centric focus groups
  • Scrum/Agile experience
  • Danish language for the purpose of focus groups

About Us

MovieStarPlanet ApS is the company behind the games and social networks for kids aged 8-13 years - MovieStarPlanet, BooniePlanet and BlockStarPlanet. In the virtual worlds each user designs their own MovieStar avatar, BlockStar and Boonie, which are used to play the games, engage and have fun with other friends. In the games there is a wide spread of options to dress-up, chat with friends, design looks, making movies and scrapbooks, design clothes, building robots and play mini games.

Launched in Denmark in 2009, MovieStarPlanet ApS has since experienced explosive growth. Currently, the games are live in 16 countries across 11 European markets as well as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Globally we rank among the most popular virtual worlds for the target group with more than 300 million registered profiles.

MovieStarPlanet ApS employs around 150 staff at the Headquarter based in the attractive surroundings of the new and modern part of Copenhagen called Ørestad, located very close to the city center and the metro line. Corporate language is English.

Why Work With Us?

Touch the lives of millions of kids every day. You will get to be part of a fast growing company, producing one of the most popular games/social networks in the world for kids. Your colleagues are highly qualified, creative and friendly people. We are very ambitious and strive to connect kids in the best social network by developing and supporting the world´s most inspiring social network for kids by delivering safe digital entertainment for fun, creativity and sharing. We believe in learning by doing and taking ownership of tasks and projects so you will be given a lot of freedom and responsibility from day one!

MovieStarPlanet has around 30 nationalities working with us, which provides a vibrant atmosphere. We value diversity and believe this contributes to a greater variety of viewpoints, a broader range of individual talents and professional experience. Passion for people and the products makes us an inspiring, fun, casual and challenging place to work and creates an environment where ideas can flourish.

‘Social’ is both what we do and who we are – so every week there is always a social event going on ranging from Friday bars to casual game nights to running clubs. We have a canteen in the building so lunch is served just downstairs and we offer free fruit and healthy snacks on a daily basis. For our future foreign colleagues it could be interesting to know that we offer 5 weeks of vacation for all nationalities (paid when earned), free child 1st sick day and the right to take up to 52 weeks of combined parental leave.

So if you want to work with passionate colleagues who care for kids and work hard every day to give them the best platform to have fun with their friends then MovieStarPlanet is the right place for you.

How to Apply

Please apply for this position online by clicking the "Apply for this position" button. Your application should contain the following:

  • A cover letter – including a short description of your educational background, working experience and why you are motivated to work at MovieStarPlanet
  • Your CV and exam results
  • A portfolio showing off your best UI/UX work

Application deadline is as soon as possible. We will be holding interviews at the earliest convience.