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Graduate UI Designer - Planet Franchise



Frontier, an independent developer and publisher of video games, is seeking a Graduate UI Designer to work on the continued support and expansion of their family of Planet games. The successful candidate will collaborate with game designers to build features from scratch, create icons and layouts in keeping with an established art style, and keep up to date with the latest designs and trends. The role requires a UI design background in PC and/or console game development, experience or knowledge of lo to hi-fi design development, and a great eye for composition, iconography, and typography. The company offers a competitive salary and benefits package, a creative and collaborative work environment, and a focus on employee well-being.

Job description

Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster, Jurassic World Evolution, Planet Zoo and F1 Manager. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England. With a growing team of over 800 talented people supporting our existing portfolio and ambitious future roadmap, along with our publishing label Frontier Foundry, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.  

About the Role

We are looking for an Graduate UI Designer, to work on the continued support and expansion of our genre leading family of Planet games, working closely with the UI Lead and other teams to deliver design solutions.

This is an exciting opportunity to join development on a multi-million-selling multi-platform family of games, and to be involved at an early stage with interesting new content.

Your passion for UI design and problem solving will be pivotal to delivering the quality that we strive for in all our games.


    • Collaborate with Game Designers to build features from scratch—from wireframes, to interactive prototypes and high fidelity mockups.
    • Create icons and layouts in keeping with an established art style.
    • Keep up to date with the latest designs and trends.
    • Work closely with the team to understand problems and collaboratively develop smart solutions.
    • Create high quality features that can be programmed and engineered by the Developers.

About you

    • Essential
    • UI design background in PC and/or console game development or examples of having explored game ui designs.
    • Experience or knowledge of lo to hi-fi design development.
    • Keeps up to date with new design methodologies, innovations and techniques and software packages.
    • A great eye for composition, iconography and typography.
    • Resilient under pressure with the ability to remain calm and take important decisions.

    • Desirable
    • HTML/CSS experience.
    • Familiarity with console development.
What we can offer you
We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.

Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.
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Location: Cambridge Hybrid / Remote /

Country: United States

Date found: 2023-03-17

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