Senior UI Artist
Location: Runcorn, UK
Requisition Number: 174950
Position Title: Sr Experience Designer
Criterion Games is an award-winning studio based in Guildford, and now Runcorn. The team are the talent behind Dirt 5 and have a legacy of creating industry-leading, visceral racing experiences. Now integrated with Criterion Games, the teams at both locations are working together to create the future of Need for Speed. Starting with the next Need for Speed title then extending to future facing initiatives, we are looking for a Senior UI Artist to join us on our adventure.
We believe that healthy, engaged teams make great games, so we place enormous value on collaboration, fresh ideas, and unique perspectives. We'd love to hear yours! Crunch doesn't help make a better game. We don't do it. For the past five years, we are very proud to have been recognised by gamesindustry.biz as one of the best places to work in the UK.
Reporting to the Art Director, you will focus on creating the outstanding visuals that make up the User Interface within the game. You will ensure UI features are created to a high standard and champion visual consistency across the interface.
Your goal is to make the player's experience as intuitive and appealing as possible.
You will work in a team with other UI Artists, UX Designers, Tech Art, Engineers and Producers to help build seamless and immersive interfaces. You will also be a visual designer that understands the challenges of creating interfaces for games and being well versed in core UI principles with experience bringing concepts to life by curating references, creating previz, and preparing game assets.
What a Senior UI Artist does at EA:
- Communicate a UI vision with references, mockups, & sketches while aligning to the project vision.
- Collaborate in a team with people from different disciplines.
- Design individual UI assets, prepare and import them into the game engine.
- Contribute to and suggest best practices to develop efficient creative pipelines.
- Develop Junior UI Artists.
- Work with Producers and UX Designers to evolve rough ideas into well thought out pixel-perfect interfaces.
- Develop solutions to design challenges while following creative direction.
The next great Senior UI Artist also needs to have:
- 5+ years of experience in the games industry.
- Experience working in a game UI team.
- Knowledge of Adobe products such as Photoshop, After Effects and Illustrator.
- Excellent experience troubleshooting UI issues.
- Resolve design challenges and limitations with a willingness to provide guidance for implementing UI Art.
- Knowledge or experience working within Unreal or Unity.
- A basic understanding of Visual scripting (EG Blueprints in Unreal)
- Experience of Agile/iterative development methodologies.
Community / Marketing Title: Senior UI Artist
We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.
About Electronic Arts
Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.
We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.
Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.
Days Open: 136
Can this position be remote?: 0
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About Electronic Arts
We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers.
We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more.
Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.
Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.