Frontier, an independent developer and publisher of video games for PC and consoles, is seeking a Senior User Interface Designer to work on the continued support and expansion of their family of Planet games. The successful candidate will collaborate with different teams to build features from scratch, create icons, assets, huds, menus, and layouts in keeping with an established art style, and provide UI expertise to mentor junior members of the team. The role requires a solid UI design background in PC and/or console game development, experience in the video game iterative pipeline process, a great eye for layout composition, iconography, and typography, and the ability to take a feature from start to finish without much interference. Frontier offers a competitive salary and benefits package, a creative and collaborative environment, and a focus on well-being.
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 a Senior User Interface 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.
You will have the opportunity to shape the style and to design user interactions on a multi-platform project.
Working in line with the project vision and a partially complete style guide, you will use your initiative to build relationships with the game designers, iteratively develop interaction designs and work closely with the development team to create the best experiences within the budget.
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 different team’s areas (designers, developers, UX designers, etc.) to build features from scratch: from wireframes, to interactive prototypes and high fidelity mockups.
- Create icons, assets, huds, menus and layouts in keeping with an established art style.
- Promote usability and user-centered UI solutions based on UX standards.
- 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.
- Provide UI expertise to help, mentor and coach more junior members of the team.
- Keep up to date with the latest designs and trends.
- A solid UI design background in PC and/or console game development.
- A portfolio with examples of your work or exploration about video game ui designs.
- Strong experience in the video game iterative pipeline process: from Lo-Fi to Hi-Fi UI design development.
- A great eye for layout composition, iconography and typography.
- Keeps up to date with new design methodologies, innovations and techniques and software packages.
- Resilient under pressure with the ability to remain calm and take important decisions.
- Able to take a feature from start to finish without much interference, including setting up reviews and giving constructive feedback.
- 2+ years experience in the video game industry.
- HTML/CSS experience.
- Mentorship experience: Provide UI expertise to mentor junior members of the team.
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