Senior UI Artist

Hutch

We're trialing a 4-day work week (30hrs) for 6 months from June 2022

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in London, UK ⚠️

Senior UI Artist | Art | London | Permanent

We’re Hutch, a mobile games developer & publisher with studios in central London, Dundee and Canada. Our mission is to build the most diverse and engaged automotive gaming community on mobile. Our games have been played by over 300 million people, with new titles in development.

We believe in putting our people first. Here you can make games without sacrificing quality time with family and friends. We strive to ensure our people are happy and healthy.

Our teams are small and empowered, they have the independence to take on creative and technical challenges together, to work collaboratively, to make great games and have fun along the way.

We believe in; Looking after our people, small empowered teams, complete transparency, test, learn repeat, community at the core and the freedom to focus on what truly makes a difference to our players.

We’re driven by our players! Come and Join the mission!

Senior UI Artist

Hutch is looking for a Senior UI Artist to join the team in London and deliver visually impressive free to play gaming experiences. We really value our players and you will be a key part of defining how they interact with our games. You will have a strong understanding of UI Art and Design and have an ability to create sleek, clean and stylish user interfaces. You should be collaborative with the ability to quickly understand and translate requirements into beautiful user experiences.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Designers and the Product Owner to prepare an excellent UI design including pitching ideas and helping with the creative direction.
  • Collaborate with the Product Owner and Art Director to define an appropriate UI art style
  • Create high quality UI artwork and the associated source assets to match the high quality visual style of our games
  • Creation of UI wireframe prototypes
  • Work with client engineers to implement well functioning and bug free UI within Unity
  • Design elegant UX layouts in conjunction with the design team, including wireframes and user flow
  • Be required to attend regular design meetings and team presentations.
  • Contribute to planning and scheduling
  • Mentor other UI Artists to help us level up UI Art across the studio
  • Proven UI Art experience within the games industry, with at least one shipped mobile game title in your portfolio
  • Excellent logo and iconography design skills
  • Experience of the design workflow, starting from paper level, through wireframes to functioning prototypes
  • The ability to demonstrate a practical understanding of UX/communication design conventions and how they affect player behaviour and be aware of current and emerging trends
  • Excellent visual design skills (sense of proportion, layout, graphical form, typography, colour, composition and negative space)
  • Have an excellent sense of colour and composition, understand what looks great
  • Technical proficiency with; Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Unity experience with the ability to implement assets
  • An interest in working on cutting edge mobile games
  • A desire to have a big impact within a small empowered team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Style & brand guide creation

Bonus Points

At Hutch we have very varied roles, so we’d welcome any of the additional skills but it is not a requirement

  • Experience in VFX, 2D animation and motion graphics
  • Experience with 3D art software such as 3DS Max, Maya, Modo or Zbrush
  • UX prototyping design software such as Figma or Adobe XD
  • Experience with re branding and evolving existing IP’s
  • Experience in managing a team of UI artists
  • Experience in working with 3rd party IP brand holders & licensing teams
  • Experience in creating ASO, UA, Social assets

Life at Hutch

Our HQ is in the heart of Shoreditch in central London. We have additional offices in Dundee and Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. We're an agile, creative team with people at the core of our values. We reward our employees with;

  • Hutch is now a 4-Day Work Week company*
  • Flexible working hours
  • Remote working 2 days per week
  • Excellent salary
  • Private health care
  • Enhanced Maternity (18 weeks) and Paternity leave (6 weeks)
  • Access to mental health initiatives such as private mental health coaching
  • Support to learn, develop and progress within Hutch
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Social events, game launch parties, Thursday night drinks and much more

*This will mean that Hutch employees will work a maximum of 4 days per week (30 hours/week) Mon-Thurs, with zero reductions in pay (compared to a 5 day working week).

Our Values

  • Transparent - Being transparent and open helps us to be trusted and fosters integrity.
  • Humble - When we are humble we show humility, we let go of egos and we are self-aware.
  • Collaborative - We value teamwork, the spirit of collaboration and the results of working together.
  • Driven - We have drive and ambition and always push for the best results rather than settling.
  • Adaptable- Demonstrating the ability to adapt ultimately helps us grow and helps us thrive in different situations

We value diversity and as an equal opportunity employer we encourage applications from all suitable applicants. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Please see Hutch Privacy Policy for details on how Hutch uses your personal data.

Come and find out more about Hutch. We make racing games, but it’s not the only thing that drives us- https://www.hutch.io/

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Hutch is a mobile video game developer/publisher. Our recent games include Rebel Racing, F1® Clash and Top Drives.

Working Week

We're trialing a 4-day work week (30hrs) for 6 months from June 2022

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  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
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    Fri

Our Vacation Policy

Our vacation policy is 25 days

  • 25 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 77 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

We work hybrid remote - 2 days in the office per week, 2 days at home. Most of our team of 170 are based in the UK, with the majority living in London.

  • London
    61
  • USA
    9
  • Canada
    8
  • Dundee
    6

Company Benefits

  • Private medical insurance (optional)
  • Pension 5% contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity (18 weeks maternity, 6 weeks paternity)
  • Dentalcare
  • Company bonus

Our Team

We're a team of 200 across 14 departments:

  • engineering
    15
  • marketing
    11
  • arts and design
    8
  • product management
    4
  • finance
    3
  • support
    2
  • entrepreneurship
    2
  • media and commmunication
    2
  • +6 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • UI Art
  • Logo and iconography design
  • Paper level design workflow
  • UX Communication Design
  • Visual Design

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