UI Designer

Cambridge /
Development – Design /
Permanent
About Frontier
Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England.
 
With a growing team of over 600 talented people, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.  

We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster, Jurassic World Evolution and Planet Zoo.

We are continuing to grow our team to support our existing portfolio and an exciting and ambitious future roadmap, which includes the development of both own-IP titles and licensed-IP titles. Our IP-license partners include Universal (Jurassic World), Formula 1 and Games Workshop (Warhammer).

We are also growing our team to continue the growth of Frontier Foundry, our games label for publishing games developed by carefully selected partner studios. 

Have you over a year of commercial UI design experience in web, aps or games? Do you pride yourself on graceful, hierarchical UI composition? Do you love creating beautiful iconography and screen layouts? Do you love solving problems? Frontier Developments, creators of Jurassic World Evolution, Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster and Planet Zoo are looking for a talented, user-centered UI Designer to join us. Reporting to the Lead UI Designer and working to an established art style, you’ll be creating engaging interactions and seamless user experiences. You’ll work closely with the game design team to create and develop concepts, iterating on your designs and preparing high quality mockups that can be engineered by the development team.

If you have a keen eye for design, can transform game requirements into user-centred design artefacts, love solving problems, have a portfolio of UI design work and are looking for the next step to build your career and make your mark on the industry, continue reading.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a studio with a proven track record of delivering successful AAA titles and to play an important role in our continued success.

Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with Game Designers to build features from scratch—from wireframes, to interactive prototypes and high fidelity mockups.
    • Create icons and layouts in keeping with an established art style.
    • Champion usability and user-centred design.
    • Keep up to date with the latest designs and trends.
    • Work closely with the team to understand problems and collaboratively develop smart solutions.
    • Create high quality features that can be programmed and engineered by the Developers.

About you

    • Essential
    • At least one year of commercial UI design experience in web, aps or games.  
    • Excellent UI design skills, including (in italics)
    • User centered design
    • Wireframing
    • User flows
    • Interaction design
    • High fidelity prototyping
    • Visual design skills, including (in italics)
    • Iconography
    • Composition
    • Typography
    • Colour theory

    • Desirable
    • HTML/CSS and JavaScript experience.
What we can offer you
We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.

Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.