Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers with a talented team of over 280 staff currently based in Sheffield. A second UK studio in Nottingham opened in March 2016 and has rapidly grown to a 45 strong team with many fantastic new opportunities on the horizon.
Since our inception in 2003 we have had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include Microsoft, SEGA, Sony, Disney and many more.
Our most recent successes include Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360), LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3), Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box Speedway (multi-platform), and our first self-published title Snake Pass (multi-platform). We are also incredibly proud to be working on the highly anticipated Crackdown 3 (Xbox One) and Dead Island 2 (multi-platform) plus several other exciting but yet unannounced projects.
2017 will be Sumo’s biggest and best year ever. Come and be part of it.
Role and Purpose
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Junior Graphic Designer to join Sumo Digital.
This in an exciting new role due to expansion, and will involve designing and creating all materials for company branding, PR and marketing campaigns, print and digital advertising, new IP branding and logos, recruitment advertising, event materials, and merchandise. Although this role is predominantly focussed on our Marketing and PR activities, there may also be opportunities to be involved in graphic design and User Interface design for games in development. This will be a busy role that involves dealing with a variety of internal and external departments and individuals. The successful candidate will be a naturally creative and self-motivated individual, who is highly organised and enjoys learning for themselves and working on their own initiative.
Skills Experience and Qualifications
• Exciting portfolio showing strong graphic design skills and a high level of originality and creativity
• An obvious passion for your work and graphic design principles
• Excellent understanding of visual communication and typography
• A ‘can do’ attitude towards new creative and technical challenges
• Strong knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator
• Basic knowledge of After Effects
• Ability to work to individual and team deadlines
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to build rapport and relationships easily are essential
What We Offer
We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits. Further perks include our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, money on your birthday, on site free gym and free fruit for everyone! Our new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo.
Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We are a very happy ship with lots of incredibly nice people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.
We are proud to be located in Sheffield, just off J34 of the M1 offering easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. Sheffield itself enjoys wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park. We love it here.
For a confidential chat about this role please call our Recruitment Team on +44 (0)114 2426766