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UI Artist

Posted on: 5th January 2022

Join an exciting start-up with an incredible team hard at work to become the first recognised Blockchain Gaming studio in London.

About The Studio

Founded in 2018 this exciting London start-up benefits from an incredible team with experience built at the likes of UsTwo, Wargaming, Sony, Rebellion & Lionhead.

Having made an exciting Pivot into the rapid growth area of Blockchain Gaming, First Light Games are hard at work developing Blast Royal, a free to play, fun to earn Battle Royal title.

With a solid Seed Round funding completed in Q1 2020 and led by Korea Investment Partners with support from Dune and Play Ventures they are now re-raising funds to grow the first recognised Blockchain Gaming studio in London.

Responsibilities & Requirements

We’re looking for a UI artist to help us create the next generation of games at First Light Games, to work on ambitious and grand ideas that have the potential to redefine how future games will look and play.

This is an opportunity to join a bold veteran team, work together with every other discipline to help build both games, and technology, which challenge the limits of gaming as we know it. Work with a small team, where you can have true ownership and a big impact. We're looking for someone that wants to dream big, and can help us build it.

  • Working with the Art Lead to ensure UI designs work seamlessly as part of the overall art direction of the project
  • Originating concepts and prototypes for UI
  • Optimisation of UI pipeline and delivery of final assets as well as implementing
  • 2D graphic illustration work where needed
  • Production of supporting material for community, web, marketplace and event messaging.
  • Ensure in-game UI marries with UX to provide a seamless experience for players
  • Assess and iterate on UI visuals based on collaboration with project team, and user testing feedback
  • Ensure consistency of UI design across all product related materials

About You

We’re looking for someone with a strong passion for graphic design. You are familiar with the latest and greatest design trends / techniques and confident in applying creative flair with an eye for great visual design.

You will be able to work collaboratively as needed, taking direction from the Art Lead. Most of all, you are excited to work on games which aim to deliver highly-polished, intuitive gameplay and class leading visuals to create a dynamic visual language that has appeal to a wide audience.

To be considered you will need the following skills and attributes:

Technical:

  • Excellent visual design skills (sense of proportion, layout, graphical form, typography, colour, composition and negative space)
  • Have a good sense of colour and composition, understand what looks great
  • Great working knowledge of Unity, familiar with most recent Unity UI systems and capacity to implement work in-engine.
  • The ability to demonstrate a practical understanding of UX/communication design conventions and how they affect player behaviour and be aware of current and emerging trends
  • Understanding of UI pipeline within a game production
  • Technical proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator, Unity
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across disciplines
  • Experience shipping games
  • A desire to have a big impact within a small empowered team

Nice to haves:

  • Experience at mid/senior/lead level
  • Interest in animation and visual effects
  • Understanding of game design
  • Interest in F2P games
  • Interest in web3/blockchain games

Please note, even if you do not match these requirements exactly but still believe you’ll be a good fit, we want to hear from you.

Benefits + Perks:

  • Stock Options
  • 32 Vacation days (24 + 8 bank Holidays)
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Matched pension contributions
  • Free beer/prosecco via our landlord, WeWork
  • Monthly social nights, weekly social events
  • Central London location (Holborn)
  • Free T shirt

About Us

At Haptic Recruit we know that people-first recruitment is fundamental to our success. We work closely with talented candidates and innovative studios to offer the best opportunities and build the best teams.

Operating on the belief that a studio’s strength comes from the team they build to bring their ideas to life, we are dedicated to building the most talented, diverse game makers.

As part of this commitment whenever you apply for a job with us one of our specialist recruiters will support you each step of the way. From introductions and interviews to accepting an offer and submitting your resignation we’re always here to help.


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