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2D Artist internship

Art | Leamington Spa, UK | Full Time and Internship

Job Description


Kwalee is an expanding, independent mobile game developer based in the heart of the beautiful town of Leamington Spa, England, within the area known as Silicon Spa. The company was founded in 2011 by David Darling (awarded CBE by the Queen), co-founder of Codemasters and comprises of a highly skilled and creative team, including the original creator of the Micro Machines video games (yes, you read correctly, we have celebrities here!).

As 2D artist you’re creative and enthusiastic and you’re looking for your opportunity to work in next generation mobile gaming.


What you tell your friends you do

“I help designing those little things that you love when you see them in our games. Yep, that's me.”


What you will really be doing

  • You’ll be mentored by our Design team while working on our live project PlayPhoto

  • You’ll be focusing in UI / UX design


How you will be doing this

  • You’ll be part of an agile, multidisciplinary and talented team and work closely with them

  • You’ll be creating assets and working with Unity 2D


What have we worked on last quarter

We’re looking into the data of PlayPhoto so we can understand what our players like so that we can improve the game and grow our user base. We’re also working in new games from Creative Wednesdays and other exciting projects.



Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute daily to important decisions. You’ll work within an extremely experienced and passionate team, including David Darling and the creator of the Micro Machines video games.


Skills and requirements

  • 2:1 or above degree in Arts, Design or a similarly related discipline (either predicted or achieved within last 6 months)

  • Ability to visualise and communicate ideas

  • An excellent knowledge of Unity

  • A creative mindset motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best

  • You love either console or mobile games, preferably both


We offer

  • A full time internship for 10 weeks (with possible extension depending on performance and status of our projects)

  • Money! £300 per week

  • We value the ideas and energy that brilliant graduates can bring to Kwalee and we look favourably on outstanding interns when recruiting for contract or permanent positions further

  • Quarterly team building events - work hard, play hard!

  • Free snacks, fruit and drinks

  • Monthly and annual employee awards

  • Creative Wednesdays


Our philosophy

We firmly believe that a fundamental requirement for a successful and happy company is having the right mix of individuals. With the right people in the right environment anything and everything is possible.