As the Art Lead I was in charge of creating the overall aesthetic of the game this extended to the UI and UX as well. The Afro Samurai manga has a cool blend of ancient traditional architecture and styleI wanted to convey this in everything all the way down to the UI. I wanted a minimal modern look We also worked with the vary talented Kumiji Ichiro who did all the traditional japanese calligraphy.
PS3 Splash Screen
PS3 Splash Screen
Character Viewer
Character Viewer
Combo Screen
Combo Screen
Start Screen
Start Screen
It was decided early on that we would have a minimal UI in game so we had to come up with clever ways to convey things like the body part poker mini game. We used Afro's alter ego Ninja Ninja to contextually help explain things like this. ​​​​​​​
Outsource Management
On Afro Samurai we worked with several outsourcing groups to build out the environments, I provided direction and feedback, and helped establish a process for working with these groups.  Here is an example of some of the work created.
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