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Job Description: Elementary School Education Software Product Designer with expertise in UX, UI, and User Research

Chef Koochooloo is a grant-funded social enterprise, with a passion for making games that will stimulate, entertain, and leave a lasting, positive impression. We pride ourselves on contributing to the local community and creating a positive impact on the environment. Our current MVP’s focus on teaching kids STEAM through cooking.

Our IDEAL CANDIDATE is currently enrolled in a graduate program and has:

  • Thorough knowledge of supplemental k-5 educational competitor products
  • Adapts conceptualized ideas into artwork/blueprints (two-dimensional drawings, three-dimensional models and digital imagery) that our developers will use to create the actual product(s).
  • Incorporates existing aesthetic standards into ideas and product designs.
  • Presents product and theme ideas to visual designs.
  • Works to brainstorm new page spread themes and exclusive new product concepts to fit within those themes.

Education and Experience

  • Master Degree in UX and UI design and or Instructional design (Or currently enrolled in graduate studies)
  • Have experience in the K-12 Education system a plus
  • 2-3 years of related art/product development experience
  • Strong cross-platform MAC and PC skills.
  • Quark, Illustrator, and Photoshop experience.
  • Adobe CS4 and In Design experience.
  • Sculpting and model construction experience a plus.
  • Good illustration and rendering skills.
  • Textile design or CAD experiences a plus.
  • MS Office suite of products to include Excel, Word

Job Type: Part-time or Full-time internship (We envision the Product design stage to take 6-12 months).

Responsibilities:
Implementation of gameplay mechanics and game systems
Gameplay tuning handling and gameplay
Implement functional and polished user interfaces based on specifications
Work with team to identify and make gameplay improvements
Develop new visual assets
Demonstrate the ability to actively test and iterate on systems

Compensation: $50,000  for 6 months ($48/hour) (Paid directly by the National Science Foundation)