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Lead UI Artist

Epic Games

Epic Games

Clark, NJ, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class environment, character and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

Epic is looking for a passionate Lead UI Artist to join our Fortnite Battle Royale team. In this position you will lead and manage a team of UI Artists (1-4) working on major initiatives of Fortnite (E.g., Gameplay UI, the Battlepass, or Social Systems). You will use your experience of generating and implementing pixel perfect UI Art and guide your team to produce well thought out features and systems. You and your team will be responsible for generating high fidelity mockups, prototypes, design systems and implementing AAA quality UI Art in Unreal Engine 5. You will work with a multidisciplinary team to ship these features to millions of players around the world.

In this role, you will

  • Lead UI Art on a product team and inspire, mentor, and manage a team of UI Artists (1-4)
  • Be accountable for the quality and consistency of UI Art produced on the product team
  • Work collaboratively with UX Design, Tech Design, and Code to create AAA quality UI experiences
  • Actively participate in the creation and implementation of design systems, game menus, HUD elements, Iconography, UI materials and shaders, UI animation, and motion design
  • Contribute to shipping product team features on time and to quality
  • Flag new and emerging design patterns or systems from the product team to UI Art Directors
  • Collaborate with the greater UXUI Department to ensure consistency and quality is maintained across Fortnite as a product

What we're looking for

  • 7+ years of experience designing, implementing in-game UI, working in agile environments, and on multi-disciplinary teams
  • 2-4 years of experience managing a team of 1-4 people or equivalent training
  • You are skilled with Figma, Adobe Suite, or other comparable design software
  • You have experience implementing AAA quality UI Art in Unreal Engine or other comparable game engines
  • Experience with building shaders and materials in Unreal Engine or comparable game engines
  • Portfolio demonstrating a keen eye for Motion Design and animation
  • Experience in creating 3d game assets in software packages like 3ds Max and/or Maya

This role is open to multiple locations in North America (including CA & WA).

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren’t limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic’s generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

California Base Pay Range
$155,111$227,495 USD
Washington Base Pay Range
$148,060$217,154 USD


Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

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