Lead UI Artist (Hybrid)

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Posted 02 April 2024
Salary Negotiable
LocationLondon
Job type Permanent
DisciplineArt
Reference19626
Contact NameShani Owen

Job description

Rocksteady Studios have teamed up with Aardvark Swift as they look to add a Lead UI Artist to their development team to work with the Art Director and establish a UI art direction for their next big project!

As a Lead UI Artist, you will use your experience with, and passion for, creating high-quality user interfaces to enable an intuitive, accessible, and enjoyable gameplay experience. Your role will be key to the project, and you can expect to collaborate across a wide team of developers, including discipline Leads and Directors as well as the wider team to determine how best to develop all UI features.

Founded in 2004, the award-winning developer is home to the widely celebrated Batman: Arkham series as well as the recent Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. Rocksteady are a one-project studio who built their success by combining genre-defining gameplay and character-driven cinematic narrative with AAA production values.

Your responsibilities…
  • Work with the Art Director to establish UI art direction, brand and style guides and maintain 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 and 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…
  • 5 or more years UI experience in games
  • Shipped one or more titles as Lead UI Artist
  • Demonstrable knowledge and application of UX, accessibility and 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 and 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
Rocksteady provide a host of perks and benefits including…
  • Relocation support and assistance, including visa application costs
  • Private medical and dental cover for you and your family
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Family support policies including enhanced parental leave and access to emergency childcare
  • Flexitime policies so you can work at the times that make sense for you
  • 25 days annual leave plus UK public holiday, and 2 optional and additional days for volunteering
  • Exercise subsidy for gym membership and exercise programmes, choose what works for you
  • Subsidised train travel and a cycle to work scheme
  • Regular wellbeing events and a subscription to the mindfulness app Headspace
  • Access to learning courses and resources to upskill yourself
  • Social events throughout the year, and regular lunches with your team in studio or delivered if you're working remotely
  • In-house game and book library, access to all DC Comics on Comixology, access to the Warner Media Screeners app that’s over 18k films and 25k episodes of TV!
  • Parties, guest speakers, activity groups, games competition, private screenings of Warner movies