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Senior UI Artist


Thought Pennies Entertainment is a Role-Playing Game studio creating games focused on social storytelling. We celebrate diversity and a people-first approach to game development. We are fully remote.  

The Senior UI Artist has a key role in the visual development of user interface art for a dark fantasy RPG. They bring creativity, technical execution, and leadership to the team. This artist is critical in concepting, executing, and implementing the UI visual direction, art assets, and animation across the game’s interfaces. The Senior UI Artist works closely with the Lead UI Artist, Lead UX Designer, and both the Design and Art teams.

This role requires an understanding of modern control input methods across console and PC as well as a grip on current AA+ and AAA quality art bars. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in visual design systems, UI animation, and accessibility. Experience with Unreal Engine or other implementation methods is a plus.

What you do

  • Establish consistent rulesets and style guides for the UI, including color, typography, and animation.
  • Develop and maintain asset libraries for iconography and UI art assets.
  • Create and maintain documentation on tools, methods, and training.
  • Advocate for the user and ensure that the UI is intuitive, accessible, and user-friendly.
  • Take part in broader art development (visual targets, key art, marketing) and art direction.
  • Value schedule and logistics, and partner with production to fit aesthetic goals within them.
  • Contribute to a studio culture committed to craft, collaboration, and empowerment.

What you bring

  • 4+ years game development experience creating rich, beautiful, and consistent UI styles.
  • Deep knowledge of modern UI across games, genres, platforms, and non-game applications.
  • Thoughtful consideration for different types of input methods and screen sizes.
  • Empathy for players, with a strong consideration for accessibility.
  • Detail-oriented problem-solving with a communicative, service-oriented mentality.
  • Good experiences collaborating with external artists and outsourcing.
  • You enjoy collaboration, leading with empathy, and the giving and taking of feedback.

Plus if you have it:

  • Prior experience with Coherent or frontend technologies like HTML and CSS.
  • Prior experience with Unreal materials and UE best practices.
  • High interest in typography, animation, and effects.
  • Good experiences collaborating with external UI/UX teams and outsourcing.
  • Wide artistic culture chops - design, film, fashion, games, fine arts, &c.

Application Materials

  • A portfolio of high-quality UI designs, assets, and production art. Please be ready to discuss the methodology and principles behind your designs and implementations.