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UI Artist (Part-Time)

Chuhai Labs is looking for a freelance UI artist to join our team to help us push forward an exciting new project.


Chuhai Labs is an indie developer founded in 2020 as a brand of Vitei Backroom by Nintendo alumnus Giles Goddard who developed classic titles including Star Fox, 1080 Snowboarding, Super Mario 64, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Chuhai Labs is located in the beautiful city of Kyoto, Japan. 

What We Offer:

  • Remote work from anywhere in the world

  • A fair and professional working environment

  • Experienced and talented coworkers determined to push the boundaries of gaming.

  • A collaborative workplace where everyone has a voice.

  • The chance to make a real impact on new, experimental, and exciting franchises, where your contribution is clear to see.

  • A multicultural, inclusive team who foster a studio culture based on respect, where everyone is positively encouraged to be involved.

What We Need You To Do:

  • Help design all UI concepts and style guides, aiding the Art Director and Technical Artist to define the direction of all UI for the game.

  • Create every graphic user interface (menus, HUD, dialog boxes) in the game from scratch, across a wide variety that consistently complements the game’s striking stylized aesthetic.

  • Work closely with technical art and engineering teams to identify and troubleshoot UI issues on target platforms, and ensure all assets are successfully integrated into the game.

  • Work with the Lead Artist and Producer to ensure all UI-related tasks are properly estimated and managed.

  • Define, together with discipline leaders, the user experience appropriate to the game and audience through UI interactivity.

  • Be responsible for and create wireframes and prototypes of UI layout for the entire game, to ensure a consistent, cohesive and maximally usable UI experience for users.

  • Use Unity to integrate UI assets into the project.

Required Experience & Knowledge:

  • 3+ years of commercial game development experience

  • Have shipped at least one commercial game

  • Proficient and comfortable using the Unity game engine

  • Proven work experience as a UI/UX designer

  • Experience working with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or similar vector/raster design tools.

  • Self-motivated, well-organized, and proactive about expanding knowledge and learning new skills

  • Experience working with version control software (such as Perforce, Git etc.)

Preferred Attributes:

  • 5+ years of commercial game development experience

  • Multiple shipped commercial games on a variety of platforms, particularly home consoles

  • Currently resides in Japan or similar time zone

Why Chuhai Labs?

As a company, we embrace remote working and recognize its benefits. As long as we get the results we need - excellent work, done on schedule and within budget, that satisfies our customers - we are willing to be as flexible as we can. We offer rare chances for accomplished people from all over the world in all walks of life, to work their ideal job whilst living the life they want, at their own pace.


What's The Next Step?

  • Reply to our email!

  • We’ll invite appropriate candidates to a video interview.

  • We’ll keep successful applicants informed of their status throughout the hiring process.

  • Join a team and studio worth falling in love with!

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