nDreams

Principal UI Artist - Farnborough (Hybrid)

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Description

We are nDreams, one of the world’s leading developers and publishers focused on VR games.

Combining innovation with excellence, we are the team behind award winning game Phantom: Covert Ops and Fracked. Our AAA experience and sensibilities, alongside bespoke VR technologies, give us the skillset, processes and creativity to deliver innovative, high production games for all VR platforms. We’ve got several exciting projects planned for the year and beyond - we can’t wait to show you more…

Our projects continue to push forward the boundaries of VR and we’re looking for talented people to help us turn them into a reality. Our talented studio now has over 100 people and has been assembled from world-leading games developers and publishers.

Requirements

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced UI Artist to join us at Principal level and lead our UI team to design and create high quality, intuitive UI that defines how players interact with our games. The role requires proven artistic capabilities, an affinity for UX principles, great communication skills and the ability to thrive in a highly collaborative environment. The successful candidate will also have technical aptitude and experience to work with Unreal to bring their designs to life. Does this sound like you? Then let’s interface – apply now!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading the UI team across all of our products and working closely with our Project teams and studios.
  • Engaging in a broad range of duties from UI concepting and prototyping, asset production, animation and working with Unreal (UMG)
  • Maintaining the art direction to deliver a cohesive aesthetic for any given project.
  • Collaborating with wider 2D/UI team as well as Code, Design and VFX teams on various projects.
  • Mentoring and coaching the development of junior members of the team to share skills and knowledge and raise the capabilities of the team.
  • Designing and building contemporary, striking UI solutions, setting the standard for VR interfaces.
  • Investigating and developing new UI related techniques, tools and pipelines

Who Are We Looking For?

Essential capabilities

  • An expert in their discipline - a driven, experienced, innovative, versatile and collaboratively minded UI artist with a high degree of competency in graphic design, demonstrating affinity for layout, composition, colour theory, typography as well as experience in UI development pipelines.
  • A track record delivering major projects through to completion, interacting with other departments involved in the project.
  • Demonstrates self-driven continued learning in related disciplines.
  • Can identify and execute workflow improvements.
  • Experience with Mentoring and coaching Junior Staff.
  • Experience with interviewing candidates.
  • Able to balance quality against technical and time restrictions.
  • Able to work independently and being self critical.
  • Able to give input into the vision and design direction of the UI.
  • Able to employ a clear design process from reference, conception and iteration to final styling and execution.
  • Effective communicator both verbally and visually.
  • Able to mentor others, drawing on experience and knowledge to promote wider expertise across the team.
  • Awareness of current trends in UI and UX, particularly with regards to VR


Desired experience

  • Experience of Unreal (and UMG) would be very beneficial
  • Experience in working within a team environment
  • Excellent working knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Suite
  • A Degree or equivalent qualification and/or at least 5 years experience in an industry UI role at Intermediate or Senior level.

Benefits

Why nDreams?

Our expanding company shares a passion for innovation, collaboration and leading the future of VR. We encourage an open and diverse culture and empower people to explore ideas and put their own stamp on their work. With humble beginnings of our own, we combine amazing projects and opportunities with a personal, caring touch.

We offer some great perks, including flexible hours, duvets days, your birthday off, dedicated personal development time, and regular socials and parties, alongside holiday, pensions, health insurance, life cover and more. Our newly refurbished office has some fantastic facilities and is built around collaborative work (and play!).

The hybrid role is based out of our HQ in Farnborough, UK, but with a unique Flex+ policy that incorporates flexible working between home and office. The studio is within easy distance from London and Guildford.

Salary is competitive and dependent on your experience.

If you think this could be the role for you, we’d love you to get in touch! Drop us your CV via the link or send us an email to enquiries@ndreams.com.

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