Lab42 is a best-in-class cross-platform game developer based in Leamington Spa, UK. Since our founding as a small indie studio, our headcount has grown into a team full of talented, experienced people supported by a veteran management team with backgrounds from SEGA, Codemasters and EA.
As well as working on our own IP, we also offer co-development services to a growing list of clients, including Paradox, SEGA and Curve Digital. We work on some of the best titles around, such as Call of Duty, Crusader Kings, Yakuza, Star Wars Racer and much more, without losing touch with the anti-crunch and people-first values our studio was founded upon.
As winners of the GI Biz Best Places to Work award for the past 2 years running, our studio benefits from a friendly, supportive and empowering team culture. We encourage professional growth, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
Lab42 is made up of a diverse mix of fantastic people, and we embrace all the elements that make our team unique. We’re an inclusive studio and welcome applications from qualified applicants of any background, regardless of race, age, disability, gender identity or neurodiversity.
The role @ Lab42
Lab42 is looking for a UI Artist to come and join the team in Leamington Spa. You will create engaging and functional 2D UI, which can range from: HUD and Menu Screens to Painted Iconography, with the possibility of some 3D integration.
We're open to this person being based in-studio position or operating in a remote hybrid model.
Within this role you will:
Create, organise, and maintain game-ready assets.Work closely with Design on the creation and revision of UI/UX design and flows.Work closely with Art Direction to establish Art Style Guides and UI Direction.Work with UI Programmers to ensure correct functionality and visual fidelity, as well as implement UI into game engines.Work with Stakeholders to ensure clear communication of essential information to the player.Work with Senior Artists and Production to schedule your tasks. Be proactive in tracking and recording your own progress against tasks.Work in differing art styles.Create and maintain documentation on pipelines and best practice.Actively seek out feedback from Seniors and Leads.
We need you to have:
A minimum of 2 years’ experience of creating UI for games.Strong Graphic Design and 2D Art Skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, with a keen eye for detail.Experience creating UI from concept to final iteration.Excellent use of typography, iconography, composition, colour theory and motion graphics.Good understanding of UX design for console and PC.Ability to communicate and collaborate with Art, Design and Code.The ability to implement your work in commonly used game engines.Knowledge of or experience designing with accessibility and multiple language support is a bonus.After Effects abilities are a bonus.Some experience with Max, Maya or equivalent 3D modelling and animation packages is a bonus.
On application, please include your current CV and any relevant portfolio content.
What we offer:
. Defined Annual Bonus Scheme
. ULEV car scheme
. Monthly allowance to spend on enhancing benefits
. Salary Sacrifice Pension
. Flexible Working
. 21 days free-use holiday
+ your birthday off
+ 5 learning days including 1 volunteer day
+ a duvet day
+ Christmas shutdown from Christmas Eve to New Year
+ Bank Holidays
+ extra allowance accrued for longer service
. Free dental insurance
. Life Assurance 4x Salary
. Income Protection of 75% for 5 years
. Enhanced Mat/Paternity & Adoption pay
. Employee Assistance Programme:
. Help at Hand - Remote GP, Mental Health & Physio appointments
. Free financial & home buying support consultations
. Cycle to Work Scheme
. Payroll Giving Scheme
. Access to 4,000 Udemy Courses
. Career Development Pathway
. Wrap Parties.
. Project Completion Awards
. Game/Creative Jams
. Big Family Events
. Studio social activities, e.g. running, board games, film, yoga, life drawing…
. Prism – Sumo’s employee diversity focus group
. Free fruit and drinks in our studios
. Employee Referral Bonus
. Relocation Support to the UK
. Visa Sponsorship
Why should you work at Lab42?
Lab42 was founded upon a people-first, anti-crunch culture, and we’ve stayed true to those values through all of our growth and success. Now part of the Sumo Digital family of studios, we enjoy all of the benefits and comradery of being part of a large games development organisation, without losing the friendly and flexible working environment that makes Lab42 a great place to work.
As part of Lab42, you’ll be able to work on both original IPs and some of the biggest and best games around – without having to sleep at your desk! Instead, we encourage a harmonious work-life balance that allows you to spend time with family and friends, while still enjoying a career in an exciting industry.
We believe in providing opportunities for internal career progression, and there is plenty of room to grow and fulfill your potential at Lab42. By prioritising the happiness and wellbeing of our staff, we have been joined by many industry veterans, and are proud to be a studio where people chose to stay, develop and grow through their Game Development careers.