Senior UI Artist / Designer

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Region:
UK
Area:
South East UK
City:
London
Posted:
01-Sep-16
Company:
Splash Damage
Job Ref:

About Splash Damage

Splash Damage is an independently-owned studio on the outskirts of London, and we're all about crafting engaging multiplayer experiences. This year so far, we've launched our multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb on the PC and completed Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for Xbox One. We're now expanding our team for exciting new projects on PC and console, and are looking for UI superstars to help us make them happen.

Job Description

Splash Damage is looking for a talented Senior UI Artist/Designer to help us craft stunning and intuitive user interfaces for upcoming titles.

Working within our multi-discipline UI team and under the guidance of the UI Lead, you’ll create the look and feel of front-end menus and the in-game HUD. You’ll be concepting, prototyping, and producing UI assets, maintaining a high level of quality throughout. You possess a clear ability to refine complicated concepts and systems into user-friendly interfaces and understand that small details matter just as much as the big picture. Once your designs are finished, you’ll work with our UI engineers to ensure they come to life as intended by regularly reviewing implementation and giving feedback where necessary.

Responsibilities at a Glance

Work with the UI Lead and Art Director to create the look and feel of our front-end and in-game user interfaces
Work with the Design Team to determine required functionality and features
Work with UI engineers to ensure implementation matches the intention, finding inventive ways around technical limitations where necessary
Create and maintain UI style guides and flows
Produce interaction design sketches, wireframes, and prototypes
Craft production-ready mock-ups with the highest degree of visual polish
Generate any assets required for implementation and optimise them where possible
Champion UI art and design best practices while maintaining quality, efficiency and consistency

Required Skills and Experience

Five years of UI-related experience and at least two shipped titles
Player-centered approach to UI design
Exceptional fluency in current and upcoming design as well as typographical trends
A keen eye for composition, clarity and usability
Demonstrable appreciation of UI conventions and challenges for different platforms, including UI certification requirements for consoles
Expert knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and UI prototyping tools of choice
Ability to prototype UI animations in AfterEffects, Flash, or similar
Solid time management and organisational skills, and the ability to get the job done without close supervision
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and open to feedback
A passion for games UI and clear enthusiasm for playing games

Desired Skills and Experience

Experience in a senior UI role
Experience with current engine technologies, such as UnrealEngine or Unity
Experience working with Scaleform
Experience with AS3/AS2
Experience working on a free-to-play title
Experience mentoring or managing others
Experience with Agile development practices

Perks & Benefits

Alongside our brand-new headquarters, stocked up drinks fridge and a never-ending supply of coffee, all of our roles come complete with the following perks and benefits:

Free Gym Membership
BUPA Health and Dental care for Employee, Partner & Spouses
Pension Scheme
33 Days of Paid Holiday
Company Revenue Share After 12 Months of Service

Contact Details:
Splash Damage
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Contact: jobs@splashdamage.com
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