We build ground-breaking games and content for some of the world’s biggest publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Sega. Sheffield is our largest studio and headquarters, situated just north-east of the city centre, where we’ve built and contributed to some of the world’s best-loved game franchises.
It’s an exciting time to be part of Sumo, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!
The role @ Sumo
Sumo is looking for a Senior UI Artist to come and join the team in Sheffield! This person will create engaging and functional 2D and 3D graphics, including menu screens, HUD, and all additional user interface graphics.
Within this role you will:
Design, creation and implementation of game User Interfaces using proprietary and middleware UI toolsOrganisation and maintenance of game-ready assets for use in user interfaces, such as textures, icons, and fontsWork with Design and Art Direction, on the creation and revision of UI concepts and prototype flows, to establish the UI directionWork closely with Design direction to ensure clear communication of essential information to the playerWork with UI programmers to ensure correct functionality and visual fidelity
We need you to have:
Expert graphic design skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe IllustratorExperience creating user interfaces from concept to prototype to finalExcellent use of typography, composition, colour theory and motion graphicsGood understanding of UX design for console and PCAbility to communicate and collaborate with Art, Design and CodeStrong pre-visualisation and implementation skillsStrong After Effects abilitiesMust have a minimum of 5 years’ production working on AAA video games
We'd also ideally like you to have (although it's not a deal breaker):
High levels of competence with Max, Maya or equivalent modelling and animation packagesUE4 experienceAnimation experience
What We Offer:
· Annual Bonus
· Share Incentive Plan
· Competitive Pension
· Flexible Working
· 27 Days Holiday, including your birthday. a duvet day and Christmas
· 5 Learning Days
· Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses
· Game & Book Libraries
· Wrap Parties
· Alternative Travel Prize Draw
· The Sumo GameJam
· Big Family Events
· Studio clubs, inc. running, board games, film…
· Life Drawing
· Yoga Classes
· Free fruit and drinks
· Employee Referral Bonus
· Career Development
· Competitive Mat/Paternity & Adoption
· Employee Assistance Programme
· Life Assurance 4x Salary
· Income Protection of 75%
· Relocation Support to the UK
· Visa Sponsorship
Where do we stand on diversity?
At Sumo Digital, we know that diversity and inclusivity will make our teams (and the amazing work that they do) better! We encourage and welcome ALL applications.
More About The Sumo Sheffield Studio:
Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We are a very happy ship with lots of incredibly nice people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.
We are proud to be located in Sheffield, just off J34 of the M1 offering easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. Sheffield itself enjoys wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, the National Video Game Museum, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park. We love it here.