Experienced UI Artist

The Chinese Room has established a reputation as one of the most creative and exciting studios in the UK. We’re proud to be internationally recognised as pioneers of storytelling with a flair for creating atmospheric, rich and imaginative games.

As a Sumo Digital studio, The Chinese Room is built on passion, on finding amazing people and letting them shine. It’s an exciting time to be part of Sumo, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!

The Chinese Room is made up of a diverse mix of fantastic people, although sometimes, some groups are still under-represented. We are working to remove obstacles that can make it difficult for those groups to progress their careers in the games industry. We welcome applications from under-represented people in the gaming industry, including, but not limited to women, BAME, older people and those from working-class backgrounds.

The role @ The Chinese Room
 
The Chinese Room is looking for an experienced UI Artist to come and join the team in Brighton! This person will create engaging and functional 2D and 3D graphics, including menu screens, HUD, and all additional user interface graphics.

Within this role you will:

  • Design, creation and implementation of game User Interfaces using proprietary and middleware UI tools
  • Organisation and maintenance of game-ready assets for use in user interfaces, such as textures, icons, and fonts
  • Work with Design and Art Direction, on the creation and revision of UI concepts and prototype flows, to establish the UI direction
  • Work closely with Design direction to ensure clear communication of essential information to the player
  • Work with UI programmers to ensure correct functionality and visual fidelity
  • We need you to have:

  • Expert graphic design skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Experience creating user interfaces from concept to prototype to final
  • Excellent use of typography, composition, colour theory and motion graphics
  • Good understanding of UX design for console and PC
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with Art, Design and Code
  • Strong pre-visualisation and implementation skills
  • Strong After Effects abilities
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years’ production working on AAA video games
  • We'd also ideally like you to have (although it's not a deal breaker):

  • High levels of competence with Max, Maya or equivalent modelling and animation packages
  • UE4 experience
  • Animation experience
  • Our titles include the ground-breaking Dear Esther (2012), cult horror Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (2013), the VR fairy-tale So Let Us Melt (2017) the open-world adventure Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (2015), a PlayStation 4 exclusive that won major awards across the world, and the multi award-winning Little Orpheus (2020). This included an amazing 10 BAFTA nominations and 3 BAFTA wins.

    We bring our passion and commitment to creating exciting original games to a network of studios renowned for quality and expertise. Being part of the Sumo team enables us to expand and grow in ambition and confidence, taking our reputation for storytelling into new genres. Our most recently announced game, Little Orpheus, is an Apple Arcade exclusive and we’re working on other unannounced ‘AAA’ titles that will further establish our award-winning style and reputation.

    We offer a superb benefits package including generous holidays and flexi-time. We care about our people, with an emphasis on the work/life balance and out of office events such as our legendary Sumo ‘Big Day Out’, plus epic Christmas parties and much more! Our regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - winning concepts can go on to commercial release, so far including Snake Pass and the upcoming Spyder for Apple Arcade.

    The Chinese Room is located in Brighton in the south of England, home to an amazingly vibrant game development scene and a cultural hotspot with fantastic food, arts, music, shopping and sports. The studio is in the city centre, near the beach, and close to the South Downs National Park. Gatwick Airport is only half an hour away from train, and you can be in central London in just over an hour. It’s an easy place to love!

    Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We’re in the amazing position of building a brand-new team, and creating a studio culture that’s all about passion, respect, diversity, fun and togetherness. We’re looking for people that love what they do and love to share their enthusiasm with each other.

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