Lead 2D/UI Artist (Hybrid)

Posted 12 April 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

Deep Silver Dambuster Studios have an exciting opportunity within their highly talented and experienced art department for a Lead 2D/UI Artist. Reporting to the art director, you will be working on the next game in the highly successful Dead Island series on PC and home console platforms.

The role encompasses leading a talented team through the exciting and challenging demands of an AAA product from conception through to completion. You’ll also plan and manage the needs of the team while balancing the commercial needs of the business and delivering on time.

This role is being offered on an in-studio or hybrid basis and will require the successful applicant to be able to attend the studio on a regular basis.

Your responsibilities…

  • Create UI and 2D style guides
  • Effectively manage a team of 2D and UI Artists
  • Maintain the art vision and style set out by the art director
  • Inspire the 2D/UI art team, whilst driving the UI art and technology forward
  • Design and implementation of game menus and interfaces
  • With the art director, perform regular appraisals, reviews and objective setting for the 2D team
  • Assist with recruitment and selection of staff for own team
  • Liaise with external service providers if required
  • Prepare and monitor task schedules for the 2D team
  • Define and enforce good working practices based on the project's scope and resources
  • Monitor and coordinate dependencies between different departments.

The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…

  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash
  • One or more 1 shipped title in a lead position and a strong UI focused portfolio
  • Extensive game development experience
  • Management and project planning experience
  • Excellent communications skills to work with other departments
  • Strong passion for games
  • Excellent understanding of production procedures and software employed in the team
  • Good interpersonal and motivational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to manage, plan and organise time

It's a bonus if you have…

  • Working knowledge of Unreal Engine and the according toolset
  • Video Editing and motion graphics experience
  • Traditional painting and drawing skills

Perks and benefits include…

  • Relocation assistance
  • Funded learning and development opportunities
  • Gym membership scheme
  • Free financial advice
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Employee referral bonus scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible working around core hours
  • Quarterly company funded team building events
  • Annual Christmas party and family focused summer BBQ