Senior Technical Artist: UI

Reflections—A Ubisoft Studio
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Job Purpose
Develop, document and support the game UI art pipelines and techniques used by the production teams on the project.

Reports To
Technical Art Director

Responsibilities

  • Participate in technical art reviews, post-mortem analysis, and encourage artists to share knowledge with their peers;
  • Work with the technical art team to identify ways to increase efficiencies in processes and production pipelines and identify risks or flaws in proposed pipelines;
  • Provide documentation of art processes and assist in defining the art pipeline within the assigned project;
  • Ensure UI assets are game ready;
  • Assist in the optimization of UI content for memory and performance gains;
  • Help to improve the pipelines and skills needed for the production art team;
  • Understand best practices, pipelines and workflows;
  • Provide documentation of the UI art processes to assist and develop others;
  • Streamline UI texturing and visual effects to meet the needs of the project;
  • Maintain a balance between day to day work and improving workflows;
  • Work with the Technical Art Director and Senior UI Technical Artists to identify ways to increase efficiencies in process and production pipelines;

Skills & Requirements

Skills and Knowledge

  • Experienced developing custom tools for Digital Content Creation tools (Maya, Max, Photoshop, etc)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Expert knowledge of at least one game tech art area: Modeling, Animation, Shaders/Materials, VFX
  • Strong art creation skills in your area of expertise
  • Conversant in all areas of game technical art
  • Extensive understanding of the performance implications of game art asset creation

Relevant Experience

  • Substantial working experience in the video game industry
  • Shipped multiple titles as a Technical Artist, ideally within a UI specialised role

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

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About the Company

Reflections, a Ubisoft studio is a video games development company based in Newcastle, UK.

Collaborating with Ubisoft's international creative teams on projects such as Assassins Creed Syndicate, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, online open-world RPG "The Division" as well as the adventure platformer "Grow Home". With a host of other top titles to our name such as open-world action adventure 'Watch Dogs', MMO racer "The Crew" and the latest instalment in the world's No.1 dance game franchise 'Just Dance 2015' Reflections' objective is to combine technical expertise, flair and innovation to create and contribute to successful and memorable games. We are looking for Pioneering, Obsessive Humans to cement its reputation as an industry leading studio within the UK and the world.