Lead UI Artist

Build A Rocket Boy Games
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

As a Lead UI Artist, you will be responsible the UI team, ensuring they have the guidance, support and motivation to produce world class game UI. You will oversee and manage a small team of strong creative talent and, through hands-on example, guide them to excellence within their field.

You will serve as the key “go-to” for all UI related issues and will work closely with the Art Director, the Creative Director, the Design department and Programmers.

Responsibilities

  • Design, create and implement UI components (e.g. inventory screens, icons, HUD elements).
  • Manage, mentor, and inspire team members, guiding them with clear direction.
  • Collaborate with the Art director and the Creative Director to define the visual quality goals for UI content.
  • Lead a team of UI artists, ensuring a visually compelling user interface is implemented across product.
  • Collaborate closely with Design department and to ensure all functionality and usability requirements are satisfied.
  • Review and feedback on all UI art assets.
  • Create inspiring world class UI assets for team guidance and for implementation in-game.
  • Ensure all UI assets conform to the defined technical and artistic requirements.
  • Work with production staff to manage UI team deliverables, ensuring defined objectives and schedules are met.

Skills & Requirements

Requirements

  • A minimum of 4 years professional experience as a UI artist in the games industry or similar in the games industry.
  • A strong portfolio displaying relevant UI or equivalent work samples.
  • Strong leadership or management experience.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • An extensive understanding of 2D and graphic design aesthetics and design fundamentals.
  • A strong interest in games and current gaming UI trends.
  • Expert experience with 2D authoring tools such as Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator and After Effects.
  • Strong communication skills with the capability to successfully work across multiple teams.
  • A positive collaborative and professional working attitude.
  • Strong English skills, both written and verbal.
  • Experience with 3D is a plus.
  • Degree in Graphic Design, UI design, Interactive media or similar is a plus.

How to Apply

About the Company

Founded by industry legend Leslie Benzies, we are developing an ambitious and ground-breaking open-world multiplayer game that simulates and fuses the real world with the virtual.

A mix of experienced AAA veterans whose credits include some of the biggest-selling and most loved games of all time, and talented hungry new blood, we are dedicated to creating a creative environment where the best ideas flourish and everyone is able to contribute their best work and be recognised for it.

We have offices in Edinburgh, Los Angeles, and Budapest.