Experienced UI Artist

Art Leamington Spa, United Kingdom


Position at Hardlight

Role Overview – UI Artist

As a SEGA HARDlight UI Artist you are the driving force behind all our User Interface visuals. Your talent and attention to detail will be guiding our players through the games meta with crystal clarity and beautiful 2D and 3D artwork. Work within a small team of like-minded individuals and communicate your passion for games through stunning visuals and graphic design.

In an industry that thrives on its user-interfaces, you will be pushing the boundaries with high-fidelity games to deliver the best gaming experiences in a fast-moving market.


  • Work closely with the Lead UI artist and Art Director to concept, experiment, explore and develop a wide variety of game UI style and assets, including: buttons, icons, frames and menu designs.
  • Create and work within a broad range of styles from bright casual games to hard-core gaming genres.
  • Design stunningly polished User Interface art assets that are flexible and efficient to a high quality and in a variety of styles.
  • Iterate and refine designs and assets to continually adapt to market trends and visual styles.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Excellent visual design skills with regard to colour theory, shapes, layout and typography with a great sensitivity to user-system interaction.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively, and an ability to clearly articulate reasoning behind those decisions.
  • Internally driven and proactive, harbouring a deep passion for establishing and maintaining great user experiences and stunning visual design.
  • 2D and 3D illustrative ability both freehand and technical vector art skillsets with talent using 3D packages for developing rendered icons and visuals.
  • Proactive in learning and developing your skills to the next level.

A portfolio demonstrating all aspects of your skill is REQUIRED

Preferred experience

  • Development experience on a wide variety of mobile platforms.
  • Experience in animation and special effects (After Effects / Flash or similar).
  • Advanced knowledge using Adobe Suite (After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop).
  • Experience using Unity UI engine.
  • Previous experience from creating casual and/or mobile games.

Why work at HARDlight?

  • Industry leading competitive salary & benefits. Including (but not limited to), Family Healthcare, pension.
  • Flexible working hours
  • Season ticket loan for Rail travel.
  • Generous developer Bonus scheme.
  • Free breakfast and fruit.
  • 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 and Birmingham.