UI Artist

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Posted
May 15, 2021
Contract
London, UK
Remote

**This position has been closed.**

We’re looking for an experienced and creative UI artist to help us craft an outstanding UI experience for our next game.

We’re looking for someone confident in applying their creative flair with an eye for great visual design. You will be able to flex between working autonomously and collaboratively as needed, taking direction from the Art Lead. Most of all, you are excited to work on games which aim to deliver highly-polished, intuitive gameplay and platform-defining visuals to a wide audience.

Responsibilities

  • Working with the Art Lead to ensure UI designs work seamlessly as part of the overall art direction of the project
  • Originating concepts for UI as well as implementing
  • Delivery of final assets for implementation
  • 2D graphic illustration work where needed
  • Ensure in-game UI marries with UX to provide a seamless experience for players
  • Assess and iterate on UI visuals based on collaboration with project team, and user testing feedback
  • Ensure consistency of UI design across multi-platform releases

Required

  • Experience at high mid/senior level
  • Unity for 2D and UI assets
  • Strong sense of graphic design and layout
  • Understanding of UI pipeline within a game production
  • Strong UX knowledge - user flow diagrams and wireframing
  • Familiarity with most recent Unity UI systems and capacity to implement work in-engine
  • Skilled user of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Ability to collaborate effectively within small cross-disciplinary teams
  • Experience shipping games

Bonus

  • Basic understanding of game design

What we can offer you

We are a friendly, passionate studio, with a buzz of creativity. We offer a competitive package, including but not limited to, a company-wide profit sharing platform, company pension, private medical insurance, and amazing family friendly policies. We offer 25 days holiday (inclusive of studio closure days over Christmas.) We also promote flexible working patterns.

We are all working from home right now, so this role will initially be working from home, and we will ensure you have the correct desk set-up to work comfortably and safely from your home. We have on-boarded over 5 of our new people remotely and we will ensure you have everything you need to be successful in your role. We plan to return to the studio (which is based in Oval, London) towards the end of June, but this is provisional and will be assessed on a regular basis.

Diversity statement

Ustwo games is committed to making a measurable positive impact on people’s everyday lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We believe diverse teams help us make better games and we actively hire for cultural growth. We welcome people of all ages, stories and backgrounds. We provide everyone with equal access to professional development.

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About us

We’re a mobile games studio that loves to make interactive entertainment which challenges the medium, with a strong focus on user experience and elegance in presentation. From our BAFTA award-winning hit Monument Valley, to innovative virtual reality experience Land’s End, we hope our dedication to craft and platform specific design shows in every product we create.

We are a people centric organisation aiming to make a positive impact in the world. And we believe that the best way to do it is by fostering true diversity of thought and a commitment to creating a workplace where people of every race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability or attribute and religious belief feels included, is appreciated for who they are and can have the space to thrive and grow.

Work at ustwo games

We’re still a relatively small team, but our aspirations are pretty huge. We’re always looking to challenge ourselves in the types of games we make, and in the audiences we try to reach, and in order to succeed in meeting those challenges, we want the best possible team mates to join us!

Our team already contains a diverse mixture of individuals from across the games industry, and other creative fields such as animation, illustration and digital product design. It’s this diverse mix of voices and experiences that encourages us to think about games in non-traditional ways, and also makes sure our social calendar is pretty eclectic!

We welcome applications from both within and outside the games industry, and offer a range of employee benefits.

About Our Games

Monument Valley I & II: The Monument Valley series has changed the gaming landscape on mobile and has helped encourage creators to make something that is short, poetic and beautiful. A new generation of gamers are influenced by this success, and are experiencing these new, exciting and perfectly formed stories and experiences for the first time.

Assemble with Care: When Maria, a globe-trotting antique restorer, arrives in the sun-soaked town of Bellariva, she has no idea just how broken it will turn out to be. She wants nothing more than to help the town’s inhabitants save their most beloved possessions, but when it’s their personal lives that are starting to fracture, she’ll need to find a way to hold them together, one spare screw at a time.

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure: Join Alba as she visits her grandparents on a Mediterranean island. She is ready for a peaceful summer of wildlife exploration with her friend Ines, but when she sees an animal in danger, she realises she needs to do something about it!

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