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Graphic Designer - Contract

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πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Cambridge

Important Note

To our wonderful friends and followers around the world, Jagex is not pausing its search for the most talented people to join its ranks. We’re a successful, robust and growing business, after all.

In light of the current situation concerning coronavirus, we have already made changes to the way we recruit, and of course are mindful of following all necessary processes to ensure the safety of our staff and anyone we might come into contact with.

Jagex has switched to working almost entirely remotely, and in line with that our recruitment and selection process has moved to an entirely remote one with video calls being the preferred method of interview.

Our hiring managers are engaged, we are well-prepared and we sincerely look forward to talking to you soon. Our team of expert recruiters will be in touch with you to talk you through the process and changes and what to expect.

So, don’t delay, get that application in today!

Company Overview

A leader in creating deep and engaging experiences on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2001 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.

Famed for its flagship MMOs RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, Jagex has welcomed more than 260million player accounts to its world and created a $1bn lifetime franchise revenue. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond running games in live operations; our titles are living games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds.

Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly-active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.

Jagex is expanding and extending its portfolio with fresh franchise titles, new IP and, in 2018 launched Jagex Partners, delivering third-party publishing and operational services exclusively for the living games of the future.

Jagex employs more than 400 people at its Cambridge headquarters and is on the hunt for talented people to work across the business to help the company to achieve yet another year of record growth and player satisfaction.

Jagex is looking for a Creative Designer to join its fast-paced creative services team to help in the creation of their art assets across multiple games and media.

Working within our busy in-house design team, you will be responsible for designing a variety of work including digital advertising, video assets, print, logos, icons, web design, after effects animation and other art assets. You will act as a key creative contact within the department, working closely with team members with different creative skillsets and key project stakeholders across the company.

This highly rewarding & creative role will suit an experienced Graphic Designer with at least 4 years’ experience looking for a new challenge. The successful candidate should have an exceptional portfolio clearly demonstrating their creative design talents.

Key Duties

  • Designing high quality, public facing art assets across different media.
  • Working closely with Artist, UX designers, Web Developers and various other skillsets.
  • Working from a brief, from concept to final launch.
  • Following multiple product brand guides.
  • Working closely with creative directors and product stakeholders.

Essential Skills

  • Proficient in the use of Adobe Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator and inDesign.
  • Ability to create compelling logos and branding for updates and expansions to our games
  • A good eye for colours, typography, design and composition.
  • Ability to show good initiative, judgement and excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience of working on multiple projects to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Desired Skills

  • Extensive web design Experience
  • After Effects animation experience.
  • Experience working within the games industry.
  • A passion for gaming.

Company Benefits

  • Flexible Working
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Private Health Care
  • Gym Membership
  • Generous Pension Contributions
  • Life Insurance
  • Free Cycle Repair
  • Income Protection
  • Dental Plan
  • Free Fruit and Drinks
  • Subsidised Canteen

Feel like you fit this role, but don’t meet all the requirements? We strive for fresh perspectives, so as long as you can demonstrate how your attitude and other abilities might make up for any gaps we would welcome your application!

Jagex are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.