At Skillsearch we’ve made it our mission to source top games industry talent from around the globe and work collaboratively with all parties to develop long-lasting recruitment partnerships. Our team of consultants each focus on finding studios and candidates the best possible matches within their specialisms across the games and interactive industries.
Our tried and tested solution:
Quick response and short list of the best candidates available in the market
Closely manage your brand and limit the number of external companies talking about your opportunity
Guaranteed delivery for hard to fill roles
Our Outsourced talent acquisition model helps internal teams that struggle to cope with the volume of recruitment
Cassie is a Key Accounts Consultant with us, meaning she lends her skills to specific studios to help them fill out their team with amazing talent! She’s a great addition to our team as well as the Brighton team get to enjoy cuddles with her cute pooch, Luna in the office. As cabin crew in her previous role, you’re in safe hands with Cassie if you’re a game studio looking to fill out your team! Get in touch today...
Jake is a key part of our ever growing game animation & marketing recruitment team, and we know he’ll nurture you in your job search just as he’s used to nurturing his many plants! Despite his deep seated fear of jellyfish, you can find Jake swimming in the Brighton sea in his spare time, in an effort to conquer his phobia... Looking for a new role in animation/marketing or a new swimming partner?! Get in touch with Jake today!
Our Associate Director, Joe, joins Giles in heading up our Games and Interactive division, his passion springing from being blown away by the effects in Star Wars at a young age. His love hasn’t wavered and Joe always seems to bring out a new Star Wars t shirt every dress down we have! We are lucky to have him considering that he once got stuck half way up a mountain in Borneo so now he goes for flatter holidays – most recently driving across America in a Mustang.
Emily specialises in Sales, Recruitment and Publishing in the Games Industry and is committed to being a great matchmaker for candidates & studios. In her spare time Emily is found taking on one of her many passions like baking, painting or adrenaline sports! Despite having travelled a lot over the years, her happy place is by the sea, so we’re hoping she’ll hang around for a long time thanks to our seaside office location!
If you’re looking for a role in Game Design or Production, then Kai is your guy! Arguably our most well travelled consultant, having been born in Dubai, growing up in Brighton, and travelling around South East Asia and New Zealand, Kai can find you your dream job wherever you are or want to be in the world.
Wade works on our Design and Production desk alongside Andy, and if you ever doubted that our team are true games lovers, he’s here to prove you wrong! In his spare time you can find Wade building intricate stories for his role as a Dungeon Master in DND, or at his local game store playing TTRPG games. Games aren’t his only love however, his favourite memory being seeing the Northern Lights on a birthday hike in Findland! Get in touch with Wade to discuss Design and Production opportunities today...
Ryan leads our dev team, focusing on scouting out the best programmers in the industry! We think he’s working here mostly get his hands on new Lord of the Rings VR experiences as soon as they come out although, with his level of knowledge, maybe he should be helping make them instead! He is one of the few people on the team that is a born and bred Brightonian. In fact he has never moved far - to the point where last time he moved, it was only 2 doors down from his old place!
Katie is our candidate queen and spends her time listening to people paint pictures of their dream job ready for whenever that job pops up. As our resident Women in Games Ambassador, Katie is an advocate for women getting the job they want and deserve in the Games Industry! Her claim to fame is meeting the Queen which in turn led to movie stardom (sort of)- ask her about it!
Andy leads our Game Design and Production division on our games team and his favourite games are narrative-based, survivor horror and strategy so Andy is a great person to have on your side during a zombie apocalypse! Aside from gaming, his spare time is dedicated to trying lasagne from as many different Italian restaurants as humanly possible. We all support his pursuit of this mission during office lunchtimes - especially if there are leftovers! Get in touch with Andy for all your lasagne, apocalypse and Game Design/Production needs!
Our People Operations Manager, Kelly, is in charge of looking after our wonderful team. Kelly works her socks off to make us as happy as can be and ensure Skillsearch is the best place in town to work! In her time off you can find Kelly snowboarding or enjoying the countryside in the New Forest – unfortunately not at the same time – spending time with her lovely family and pets, playing netball, pilot gig rowing, running, making homemade pizza... The list goes on. What a talented People Operations Manager we have!
Dan works in our tech team as a Technical Resourcing Specialist alongside Mark. When he’s not busy sourcing the best talent in the ERP/Oracle/Cloud space, you can find him raving about firecracker chicken, West Ham and his two dogs Goldie and Basil. Get in touch with Dan if you’re looking for a new challenge in the form of an ERP/Oracle/Cloud role!
Sam works on our Development team, with a focus on the North American market. When he’s not scouting out the best talent across the pond, you can find him strolling on Brighton seafront and checking out all of our home town’s best pubs and beach bars! Sam is a talented bodybuilder and is just as talented at speed eating as he once ate 50 chicken wings in under ten minutes! Think you can beat that or are looking for a new development role in North America? Get in touch with Sam today.
Rani is our first consultant in North America and we’re super excited to have her waving the Skillsearch flag in Vancouver! When she’s not busy finding the best candidates in the games industry across the pond, Rani can be found working on her soy candle business and cuddling her Maltese, Louie. We’re looking forward to the day when she can meet our Brighton team in person!
Our Oracle expert, Mark, has dedicated nearly a decade to growing our Oracle practice here at Skillsearch. He is a keen cricketer who bats a bit, bowls a bit less and is amazing at standing in the field. A Manchester United fan and a proud Father, Mark holds the record for having more things from Amazon delivered to the office than everyone else combined. He also has an infectious laugh so try and get him going when you speak to him.
Our CEO fitness fanatic and father of 3 Richard will be found running or in the gym every lunch as he says that’s the only place he ever gets any peace and quiet. Voted 9 out of 10 as a geek by the team Richards top 3 loves are Star Wars, Tottenham Hotspur and his family – although we aren’t sure in which order. Richard is the office oracle and says what he doesn’t know about recruitment isn’t worth knowing – we haven’t managed to prove him wrong yet!
Emily S works alongside Emily A in the Business Operations arm of our games team, forming the spectacular team that is ‘The Emilys’! Despite Emily confessing she’s about as talented as a sponge, we have to disagree – she is extremely talented at finding our candidates the role they’ve been longing for... Get in touch with Emily if you’re looking for a new sales, recruitment or publishing role in games today!
If you’re looking for a job in Workday, Charlie is our in-house expert! He’s loyal - having learned from the best with his two black Labradors Ziggy and Freddy – so Charlie will stick with you until he gets you settled in the right job! Catch him while you can though – Charlie’s dream is to own a house in the mountains where he can ski to his heart’s content, so get in touch before jets off to The Alps!
Our Art Resourcer, Eleanor is on hand to help candidates with expertise in all areas of game art from Character Artists to Environment Artists, UI Artists, Technical Artists and everything in between – so get in touch if you’re looking for a new role in this space! There’s no rest for the wicked as in her spare time you’ll find Eleanor working on her side hustle – crocheting! Ask her about her Etsy shop to see her latest creations...
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Our Operations Manager, Eleanor looks after all things contractors and clients, as well as our team in the office – the friendly face who you can always count on to answer any query you have. Her talents and love for the team don’t stop there though, as she’s committed to drawing each one of us in cartoon form in her spare time! Watch this space for the final products...
As a member of our APAC team, when Victoria isn't finding her candidates the perfect role, she’s busy taking advantage of her waterside location by flexing her SCUBA diving skills! Be sure to get in touch with her if you’re looking for a new role in games and she will dive headfirst into finding the role you’ve been waiting for!
Ash is one of our Animation, Development & Marketing consultants, working on Joe's team to find the best candidates the market has to offer! However, being great at finding the best people the best jobs isn’t Ash’s only claim to fame... His first taste of success was when he featured in an ad for the Champion’s League! If a job in animation, development or marketing is your goal, get in touch with Ash today!
As our Team Leader for our APAC branch, we’re sure the team in Asia is in safe hands with Camille thanks to her having over a decade of recruitment experience! When she’s not finding the very best games talent their dream job, Camille is busy looking after both her son and her three dogs – Brewsky, Nacho and Perry! With her competitive nature and background in sports, she sure is a team player, and a great one to have in your corner.
Our Social Media Administrator, Emily is a key part of our marketing team – writing job ads, blogs, creating video content and more, allowing us to attract the best talent from all over the globe. We’re convinced she has gaming in her blood as she used to sell video games and VR headsets in a previous job (full circle moment!), not to mention the fact that she’s a talented poker player! Keep your eyes peeled for some beautiful content written by Emily on our news pages!
Chay works alongside Katie and Ryan as a Games Programming Resourcer after a dramatic career change from being a plumber, so you can be sure to count on Chay to get you unstuck from an unideal job and smoothly into a new role! Don’t worry, he’s also got a gaming background with his favourite series being Modern Warfare and of course Crash Bandicoot, so with these combined skills he’s sure to bag you the role you’ve been waiting for!
Jack heads up our Interactive and Immersive division in our games team and he’s a great fit for the role thanks to his love of all things XR, including *trigger warning* The Metaverse. With a background in recruitment in other industries, Jack decided to move himself, his partner and his daughters from London to the coast and take on a new challenge in an industry he’s passionate about, which is where he found us! If you’re as excited as Jack to be a part of how we’ll make and play games in the future, get in touch with him today!
Priyanka is a part of our Interactive team, working closely with Jack and Megan and focusing on the North American market. When she’s not working with the most talented candidates and impressive clients in the interactive space, you can find Priyanka living her best zen live, surrounded by crystals and practising holistic wellness and spirituality. Searching for ultimate zen in your interactive career? Get in touch with Priyanka today!
Besides throwing shapes at his favourite bar, Sam’s second favourite Brighton-based activity is finding the best game art talent in the office. But when he’s not busy with either of these things, he’s got his hands full with his three pet lizards, scorpion and tarantula waiting for him at home!
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