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UI Games Artist

Art | Leamington Spa, UK | Full Time

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 (CBE awarded 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 well, we have celebrities here!).

As a UI Games Artist you’re creative, enthusiastic and looking to progress your skills in next generation mobile gaming.


What you tell your friends you do

“I make our games look awesome”  


What you will really be doing

  • Mainly focusing on UI design

  • A wide variety of 2D focused art tasks including concepting, animation, VFX and UI layouts


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


What have we worked on last quarter

We’ve been improving Tens! and developing several other exciting mobile F2P games which are due to be launched imminently



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


Skills and requirements


  • Rapidly create and iterate high quality UI designs

  • An excellent knowledge of Unity, including assembling prefabs for responsive user interfaces

  • Solid experience with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Illustrator

  • 2+ years graphical user interface experience

  • Strong 2D, UI, animation and sketching skills

  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills and be a team player

  • Ability to visualise and communicate ideas effectively

  • Ability to work to technical and design specifications under tight time constraints

  • You'll be expected to engage in and produce different styles of UI and game assets across multiple mobile titles

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

  • You love either console or mobile games, preferably both


  • Experience with GIT for checking files in and out on multi-user projects

  • Awareness of user interface patterns and design standards, ability to design for various audiences

  • At least one of the following complementary skills; motion graphics / animation, traditional art skills, character design, 3D modelling


We do we offer

  • We want everyone involved in our games to share our success, that’s why we have a generous royalties scheme where 15% of the profits of each game are shared with the team.

  • In addition to a competitive salary we also contribute to your pension, offer private medical cover and life assurance

  • Creative Wednesdays!

  • 25 days of paid holidays plus bank holidays

  • Free snacks, fruit and drinks

  • Monthly employee awards


Salary and location

  • Salary is negotiable depending upon proven track record and experience

  • Benefits include royalties, private pension, private medical cover and life assurance

  • This job is based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

  • The position involves working a minimum of 40 hours per week in our office

  • You must have the full right to work within the UK


What else do we offer?

  • A highly creative atmosphere with the opportunity to contribute daily to important design decisions

  • An extremely experienced and passionate team, including David Darling CBE and many other industry veterans

  • A very ambitious ethos - we are striving to create chart topping mobile hits

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

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.



If you are suitable for this role, please include the following with your application:

1) A covering letter stating why you are suitable for this particular role and provide a link to your portfolio

2) Your CV

3) Salary expectations