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December 4, 2012


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Science-Fiction User Interface / Web Designer

kiplingw Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Hey folks,

My teammates and I are looking to contract a very creative and self motivated web designer immediately. They need to have an appreciation and understanding for artwork in the style of, among others, Rob Sheridan (creative director of Nine Inch Nails). They also need to be proficient in some advanced 3D modelling package like Blender or Maya to produce some of the user interface assets using procedural materials to render a high resolution animated planetary environmental that will underlay the site's user interface.

We need them to produce only the user interface artwork of our website, but will not need to do very much, if any, programming other than style sheet related tasks.

Our project is a very original and exciting low budget indie / libre science fiction game currently in active development. This game is of the dystopian, hard science fiction, genre. It is primarily targeted towards users of the GNU operating system.

Our game is in no way influenced by anime, steampunk, fantasy, or cyberpunk, but strives for realism in the tradition of Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and the like. This game is very much influenced by reality and contemporary scientific understanding. As such, qualified candidates will be provided with our game's internal design bible and precise website design specifications after returning our NDA to us. This book is packed with information on characters, story, scientific information for the layman, and other aspects of the game world to assist them with their task.

Relevant portions of our design bible need to be read and we have no time for people that jump into things without doing research first. A qualified candidate should ask questions, lots of questions, whenever they need to and to take pride in their work. They should be comfortable reading and writing in English, but spoken does not matter, as they will be working remotely anyways.

Candidates need to be comfortable having their work critiqued and sent back for further revision when necessary. However, they're less likely to have to do this if they have cleared early on a rough sketches or diagrams of proposals before preparing their fully rendered work.

Qualified candidates need to be able to follow instructions, pay attention to detail, study our artistic requirements, and deliver in a timely and reliable manner.

We expect a turn around time of no more than 3 weeks with payment provided immediately when the final deliverables are met and accepted. We do not pay hourly into endless blackholes, so don't ask. We pay only for the task as a whole, and only for final accepted deliverables. We are a federally incorporated company, so unlike a freelancer, we haven't the luxury of anonymity if our intention was to swindle people. So please don't ask to be paid upfront for work not completed, accepted, or does not meet specification.

The project maintains the copyright to the resulting work as well as working project files, but the selected candidate is given full attribution and listed in the game's credits. Unlike proprietary games, they can showcase it in their personal portfolio when we are ready. We have a fairly large project following, a lot of original fictional work and technology, and their work will be showcased to the world. Qualified candidates that are progressive with respect to libre culture are especially appreciated.

We are looking to get them started as soon as possible. Candidates can contact us at kip AT thevertigo DOT com, but must follow the following guidelines. THOSE WHO DO NOT FOLLOW THEM OR AUTOMATED BOT RESPONSES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

* Email subject heading: Job Applicant: Science-Fiction Web Designer
* Encode mail in plain text, not HTML.
* Propose cost of website, not hourly, but for final after reading specifications;
* approximate time required to completion;
* link to relevant portfolio (do not attach, unless not hosted);
* candidate's location;
* and, lastly, any formal or informal education / training they might have.

On that last point, we won't hold it against candidates if their experience was not through formal training. The main thing we look at is portfolio.

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DNSiclari Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I have sent you a detailed email. I hope to hear from you soon. This sounds great and it is a pleasure to see quality job descriptions on here once in a while.
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