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UI/UX Artist

Coatsink is looking for a highly motivated and talented UI/UX Artist to join the team and work closely with our wider Art team. 

As a UI/UX Artist at Coatsink, working with the Art Director, you will design, create and implement stunning UX/UI solutions. These designs should be compliant with the game’s design, complement the overall artistic vision of the game, and enrich the player’s feedback and experience. Your work should communicate and enhance the visual impact of important gameplay and provide clarity to real-time interactions.

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UI/UX Artist

Responsibilities & Tasks 

  • Work closely with the Art Director to create and implement UX/UI solutions for all visual aspects of the game.
  • Creation and implementation of real-time UX/UI using wireframing / Photoshop / Illustrator or similar software.
  • A strong understanding of player feedback and interaction within a 3D game environment.
  • Understanding of world space UI as well as screen based.
  • A coherent understanding of artistic style, mood and aesthetic.
  • An Artist with a strong balance of artistic and technical skills. They should be confident in the implementation of UX/UI within a real-time game engine environment (Unity or Equivalent).
  • Be able to work fast, focusing on idea generation, iteration and respond well to feedback.
  • Discussion about, and understanding of, the limitations of the hardware while innovating. and pushing the quality of the player experience.
  • Collaboration with FX and 3D Artists to share techniques, assets and ideas.
  • Be an active participant in team art discussions, critiques, and reviews.

Person Specification 

Required Experience

  • Relevant degree or equivalent education and training
  • Familiar with at least one industry standard game engine.
  • Good knowledge of Photoshop / Illustrator or equivalent software.
  • Able to create dynamic UI elements from scratch.
  • Understanding of, and experience working within, technical restraints and budgets.
  • Ability to communicate cross-discipline and work closely in small teams.
  • A good understanding of player feedback and creating a comprehensive user experience.
  • Experience creating UI / UX for video games, compliant with game design and overall artistic vision.
  • A great team player with a mind for games and a keen artistic eye.

Preferred/Desirable Experience

  • Experience with implementing UI / UX within Unity.
  • Proficient in the creation of UI / UX utilising motion graphics and dynamic real-time effects.
  • Experience with designing and creating World Space UI.
  • Experience with designing and creating UI / UX for use within a VR space.
  • Strong eye for composition, form, colour and graphic design.

Required Personal Skills & Approach

  • Ability to interact and communicate across all disciplines and with colleagues effectively.
  • Strong problem solving skills.

A champion and exemplar of Coatsink’s key values and contributor to the company culture including:

  • A passion and enthusiasm for Coatsink games.
  • A straightforward and open approach to the team and leadership.
  • A focus on quality.
  • An openness to others’ ideas and challenges around quality issues.
  • An eye for the well-being of project team members.
  • Resilience to learn from mistakes and encounter new tasks and responsibilities.
  • A willingness to maintain continuous professional development.

What we can provide

  • Competitive salary
  • Freedom to choose where you work in the UK
  • Monthly allowance for those who choose to wfh full time
  • Flexible working hours
  • Twenty days holiday as standard + an additional day off for your birthday + up to five extra holidays for duration of service
  • Option to "buy" unlimited additional holidays
  • One "volunteering day" a year
  • Enrolment in the company pension scheme
  • Enhanced and generous maternity and paternity package
  • Two days dependents leave per year to deal with emergencies
  • Access to our life insurance policy and WeCare healthcare app
  • Access to our health insurance cash plan
  • Annual pay reviews and bi-annual appraisals
  • Access to relocation support (where applicable)
  • Investment in your physical health with weekly live and on-demand strength, cardio, yoga and meditation sessions
  • Investment in your mental health with regular access to training courses and one-to-one wellness sessions and workshops
  • Access to metro pass and cycle schemes
  • Free access to some of our previously released titles
  • R&D days, get-togethers and parties
  • Work with cutting-edge technology

We are an equal opportunities employer

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. We do not pay fees to any third party agency or recruiter without a mutually agreed-upon contract and we are not responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

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