Senior UX Designer

Design Leamington Spa, United Kingdom


Position at Hardlight

Role Overview – UX Designer

You'll be responsible for ensuring product and feature designs in the studio are realised with a UX that is clearly understood and frictionless for players to engage with. You will work from initial design concepts, through the development cycle, collaborating with the design, UI and engineering teams to achieve best-in-class interaction flows and products.


  • Work alongside the game design team with a focus on delivering best in class UX implementations for features across titles in the studio
  • Create and clearly communicate wireframes, storyboards, player paths through the game and interactive prototypes for the features with the project teams
  • Work closely with the UI team to help create UI visual benchmarks as well as animation prototypes
  • Act as the player-advocate during the development process, subjecting early-stage designs to usability testing and expert review in order to iteratively improve solutions
  • Provide continuous, relevant feedback and improvements to the game UX to incorporate new design philosophies and industry best practice across all titles
  • Be the go-to person to ensure interface consistency throughout titles

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Excellent communicator and collaborator with a strong understanding of web, mobile or PC/Console games and a good understanding of the digital landscape
  • A clear understanding of how to best engage players
  • An awareness of how to drive player focus towards monetization features
  • The ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
  • Adept with Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator and Axure / XD
  • Up to date with the latest UX/UI trends, techniques and technologies, with the ability to summarize and showcase improvements to industry best practice
  • Strong understanding of mobile gaming genres including mid-core and free to play
  • Previous app development experience from pre-production through to product launch and live operation
  • Experience of using Unity UI or NGUI

A portfolio demonstrating all aspects of your skill is REQUIRED

Why work at HARDlight?

  • You'll have access to a comprehensive benefits package that includes life assurance, income protection, private healthcare & dental insurance schemes and an enhanced contributory pension scheme
  • We offer competitive salaries and a fantastic bonus scheme so that you can stay motivated and focused on making HARDlight the best it can be
  • For gaming buffs, we offer free SEGA games on Steam and a home technology scheme, or if you’re more of a foodie, you can take advantage of fresh fruit, cereal & toast every day
  • Fitness fanatics will love our discounted gym membership and ride to work scheme. You can find your zen with weekly yoga classes as well as in-house massage therapy
  • We pride ourselves on having flexible working hours to ensure that you have a life outside of the office
  • The opportunity to be a large part of a small team, developing innovative titles with a huge SEGA back catalogue
  • Based in the ‘Heart of England' in stunning historic Royal Leamington Spa, with great connections to London & Birmingham
  • We want people of all backgrounds to see themselves represented and included in our work, so we actively seek to diversify our team and bring more voices to the table. All applicants are welcome!