UI Artist – Near Light (Hybrid) – Hampshire

UI Artist – Near Light (Hybrid)

nDreams Ltd




We are looking for a UI Artist to help bring our unannounced next-gen VR game to life at Near Light. If you see the potential in VR and want to collaborate with a talented team to explore, create, and deliver innovative software, we want to hear from you!

Our studio’s goal is to create trail-blazing, fresh and exciting immersive entertainment, bringing together the best of every discipline to converge on truly innovative games and experiences.

Key Responsibilities:

Implement art direction for delivery on time and to standard, maintaining oversight beyond handoff to ensure art assets stay true to concept and project aesthetics.

Deliver UI solutions for our games, demonstrating clear visual language, awareness and implementation of User Experience considerations.

Research and produce definitive mood boards, storyboards, wireframes and prototype UIs that illustrate user flows, functions and visual goals.

Design and produce visually appealing and optimised art assets for use in-game UI.

Use Unreal UMG and blueprints to create working flows, animate and build functionality into UI widgets.

Mentor others to share experience and skillsets, and helps to build the level of quality across the studio.


Essential capabilities:

Competent with demonstrable versatility in digital 2D techniques, focusing on Graphic Design, dynamic layout, composition, colour theory, and typography.

Use core Adobe software (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Adobe XD) to a highly proficient level.

Strong awareness and affinity for UI/UX principles.

Can, with autonomy, build upon and interpret new content within any given art direction to deliver a cohesive aesthetic.

Able to employ a clear design process building assets from initial brief to execution in UI.

Displays a strong interest and understanding of the Digital Games Entertainment Software industry, and how good UI plays a role.

Ability to develop visual ideas, critique others’ work respectfully and to react positively to constructive feedback to reach a satisfying solution.

Can create inventive solutions to design and wider developmental questions.

Can use good judgement and draw on experience to quickly explore and iterate ideas.

Effective time management, verbal and written communication and achieving a required level of finish within a given time frame.

A well-tempered and consistent attitude to deliver an effective environment conducive to mentoring.

Consistently strive to maintain or exceed the highest quality standards of the company with excellent attention to detail.

Desired experience:

At least 2 years experience in an industry UI role.

Experience with Unreal UMG and other game engines.

Working knowledge of software such as Maya and Houdini.

Demonstrable Graphic Design ability.

Technical knowledge and skills relating to UI production and associated competencies.

Experience in working within a team environment in an intermediate to senior role.


Who we are –

Near Light is the latest studio to join nDreams, the award-winning developer and publisher delivering world-leading interactive VR experiences.

We are looking for new team members who can help shape our next-generation VR games. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, gender identities and experience levels to apply for this role.

Why Near Light?

Our growing studio shares a passion for innovation, collaboration and defining the future of VR. We encourage an open, creative, and diverse culture, and empower people to explore their ideas and put their own stamp on our projects. With humble beginnings as an independent studio of our own, we combine big projects and opportunities with a personal, caring touch.

We have the small, inclusive, and open creative atmosphere of a start-up, with the experience and backing of the team behind titles including Shooty Fruity, Fracked, and the best-selling, award-winning Phantom: Covert Ops. This is a rare opportunity to contribute to the culture of a growing studio and be at the heart of both a new team and project right from the start.

We offer in-house, hybrid and remote working opportunities alongside great perks, including flexible hours, duvets days, your birthday off, dedicated personal development time and support, and regular socials and parties. Beyond this, there’s an excellent holiday offering, pension scheme, health insurance, life cover and much more.


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