Lead UI Artist (Hybrid)

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Posted 08 November 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Art
Contact NameJoe Sutcliffe

Job description

Rocksteady is looking for a Lead UI Artist to join their dedicated and collaborative team working on their upcoming title Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

As a Lead UI Artist, you will possess both experience with, and passion for, creating high-quality user interfaces that enable an intuitive, accessible and enjoyable gameplay experience. Working with a team of developers, this role will be highly collaborative and key to their mission to deliver an exceptional experience for all players.

Your responsibilities…
  • Work with the Art director to establish UI art direction, brand and style guides – maintaining a consistent style throughout the project
  • Work with Directors and Leads to determine requirements and development of all UI features, communicating status of deliverables proactively
  • Collaborate and liaise with Artists, Designers, and Programmers in the implementation of UI features – iterating on Design & User feedback to polish and improve features
  • Manage documentation and flow diagrams for UI/UX features
  • Delegate and maintain an equitable workload across the UI Art team, communicating with Project Leadership and stakeholders on deliverables
  • Create opportunities for the UI Artists to expand their skillset and knowledge, understanding their career vectors and developing growth pathways for them
  • Explore and provide solutions when the UI visual direction conflicts with the needs of the game design or technical limitations
  • Review workflow and tools in the UI production pipeline, to proactively identify bottlenecks or areas for improvement to developer efficiency
  • Collaborate and supervise outsource UI Art teams, to ensure delivery of work to specification
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Able to demonstrate excellent knowledge and application of UX, Accessibility & player-focused design principles – through work in complex Game projects, ideally with AAA targets
  • Demonstrable professional graphic design skills – particularly layout, typography, and colour theory application
  • Excellent knowledge of Figma and Adobe software for 2D Design
  • Appreciation of current interaction and design trends in Games, particularly across PC & Console titles
  • Experience with Unreal Engine and node-based visual scripting is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of Unreal materials/shaders for UI texture optimisation and animation is beneficial
  • Demonstrate motion graphic skills is a bonus, i.e. Adobe After Effects
  • Knowledge of industry-standard Game Development 3D software is helpful
Perks and benefits include…
  • Relocation support and assistance
  • Private medical and dental cover
  • Family support policies
  • Flexitime policies
  • Regular wellbeing events and a subscription to the mindfulness app Headspace
  • Access to learning courses and resources to upskill yourself
Founded in 2004, the award-winning developer is home to the widely celebrated Batman: Arkham series. Rocksteady are a one-project studio that built their success by combining genre-defining gameplay and character-driven cinematic narrative with AAA production values.