UI Artist

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - Midlands

Job Title UI Artist
Skills Required UI Artist
Job Description Company and Studio Overview
As one of the leading interactive entertainment companies, SEGA cultivates creative talent worldwide with offices in America, Japan and our European HQ in London. Our acclaimed UK based studios include Sports Interactive and The Creative Assembly who are responsible for award-winning titles and iconic franchises such as Football Manager™, Aliens™, and the Total War™ series.

Hardlight is the newest UK studio in the SEGA family - we are the team behind Sonic the Hedgehog™'s latest adventures on mobile platforms Sonic Jump™ and Sonic Dash™. SEGA's much loved blue hedgehog mascot is a true global brand crossing over from video games into toys, stationary, apparel and much more.

We’re based in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa - a thriving town with a bustling game-development scene. A small dedicated bunch with drive, passion and creativity – right now we are looking for a few key people to come and join us on our next exciting games.

SEGA has a leading benefits package and flexible working environment that make this a relaxed and friendly place to work. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  

Position Overview
This role is responsible for creating and maintaining the games UI elements including, Front-End, Menus, Stores screens, HUD game UI.  Candidates will also be assisting in the games concept and as well as working with design where applicable to help deliver the most appropriate user interface for the end-user experience.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the art production team across various projects showing a diverse style and high level of quality.
  • Develop a consistent art style to help establish and promote the best end-user experience.
  • Assist other team members in a diverse environment including crossover with other art disciplines where needed.

Personal attributes

  • Pro-Active, Self-driven individual with good organisation skills.
  • Able to work well in a team while standing out as an individual
  • A good communicator and keen ideas person

Essential Skills & Experience

  • 4+ Years’ experience with Illustrator, Flash & Photoshop.
  • 2+ Shipped titles on console & mobile Platforms (Mobile and Free2Play experience a plus).
  • Excellent 2D and Illustration skills for both game and non-game markets.
  • Experience in 2D animation using key-framed animation tools.
  • Diverse portfolio of game designs including both 2D and 3D work front-end experience.

Suggested previous experience (non-essential)

  • Extensive knowledge and experience using Unity Engine a big plus.
  • Developed 2D UI’s on a variety of mobile platforms.
  • A good understanding of a variety of Adobe creative software including, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Flash.
  • Development from pre-production through to Beta.
  • Knowledge of Vector based illustrations packages.
  • Understanding of CSS and newer HTML5 platforms a bonus.
  • 3DsMax, Maya, XSi or other 3D packages a plus.

This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder.  It does not form part of the contract of employment.
Salary Competitive plus benefits
Location Leamington Spa, Midlands
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 10/03/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of SEGA Europe using their internal reference .
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