Sanson tells us his top 5 most anticipated games set to release in February!
Christina is our UI/UX specialist and once you start working with her, she will always fight your corner – literally! She’s done martial arts since she was tiny and has been National British Savate Kickboxing Champion… so definitely someone you want on your team, whether it’s for kickboxing or recruitment. When she’s not teaching kickboxing, she’s busy at home teaching her beautiful cat Bagheera to sit, paw and twirl – anyone who can teach a cat to do tricks is pretty skilled in our books!
Joe is our Animation and VFX Consultant, his passion for the latter 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.
Catrin is a member of our Art team, specialising in finding the best Technical Artists in the business. This isn’t her only passion though, having studied Maths at uni, she’s super talented when it comes to numbers… Unfortunately, she hasn’t quite worked out how to whistle yet, which would really come in handy when it comes to her new fur baby – Evie the Cockapoo! Although we’d had loved Catrin to persuade the orangutans she met in Borneo to fly back to the UK with her, we think Evie is a great alternative companion!
Giles runs our Gaming & Interactive division and specialises in forming tight knit teams, whether that’s for a studio or in our office. He represented his county at rugby for every age group from 12 onwards which no doubt helped him to cultivate his excellent understanding of team dynamics. Giles is known for his warmth and willingness to take time to work through any issues that may arise, although make sure you don’t try and share his food as then you won’t be getting a warm welcome – Giles doesn’t share food!
John is your man for Unreal & C++ programming but that’s not the only language he specialises in. He’s fluent in Portuguese, not bad at Spanish and has an A-Level in French so he’s a bit of a linguist! He will always stand by you through the ups and downs of the recruitment process as he’s not one to be scared off easily. Don’t believe us? Last time he went to the Philippines he not only cycled on a cable wire across a canyon, went canyoneering, and swam with whale sharks – he also met some terrifying Tarsiers!
Harry is our Games Design & Production Consultant and you’re in safe hands with him as he’s quite the games enthusiast himself! He used to rank in the top 10 players in the UK at Halo 3, so with this alongside his history of competing as an amateur boxer, we think he’s the perfect consultant to back your corner and help you find your dream job in games. If you want to keep him onside, make sure you don’t dawdle, as getting stuck behind slow walkers is his biggest pet peeve! Don’t worry though, you can always make it up to him with so ...
Ryan looks after programmers particularly focusing on the VR/AR space. 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!
Freya is our word wizard and seems to have beautiful words stored in her hands just ready to fall out onto a page. Lucky for us she has chosen to share her skill with us to write job descriptions, blogs and social media posts to make everything you see as enjoyable as possible. Her favourite things to do around Brighton are visits to Devils Dyke and Ditchling Beacon to enjoy the wonderful scenery so with this and her love of words we imagine that in another life she would’ve been the heroine in a Jane Austin novel or Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
Alice is the brain behind the beautiful content you see coming from Skillsearch! She’s a pro at taking all of our haphazard ideas and turning them into the interesting and eye catching posts that you know and love. This is a real skill of hers in all parts of life as she’s known for making some pretty interesting recipes using whatever she can find in the kitchen. We do have to agree that the best thing she’s made so far though are her two beautiful sons (although her work here comes a close second!).
Sanson works with Joe to find the absolute best Animators and VFX Artists although their talents don't stop there! This team are our shining stars when it comes to getting to know a company inside and out and being able to complete a whole team. So if you're looking to hear about the company of your dream - get in touch with Sanson!
Our MD 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!
Georgia is here for programmers of any shape, size or engine. She’s got some nifty technical ability herself although previously that’s been channelled into photography where she’s a technology whizz and can make the camera do anything she wishes. She works damn hard so loves her holidays to switch off and gives Milan and Tenerife as her top two destinations. We’re still slightly disappointed that she didn’t bring an armadillo back after meeting some in Tenerife though as we think an office armadillo would be wonderful!
Harry is dedicated to speaking to brilliant Games Artists across the globe. A County level Squash champion Harry also likes a sedate life and is more likely to be found at the weekend with a fishing rod in hand rather than a racquet.
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. Katie’s claim to fame is meeting the Queen which in turn led to movie stardom (sort of)- ask her about it!
Jack looks after three areas, Games Design, Games Production and Game Analytics yet with the help of his near photographic memory he will always remember you and everything you’ve ever discussed. He’s no stranger to production himself, spending a few years producing incredible tapas as Head Chef of a Spanish Tapas restaurant. Jack also owns a pug called Pumba who was the ring bearer at his wedding and even got his own custom suit to match the groomsmen.
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Sanson tells us his top 5 most anticipated games set to release in February!
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Skillsearch has been a great help in finding and securing my position at GTI. They were brilliant for advice and that meant the whole application and interview process went very smoothly for me, and ultimately ended with me getting the job.Toby New, Developer | GTI
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I have worked with Skillsearch for the duration of my project on a number of recruitment opportunities. Skillsearch offer a professional and collaborative service providing a quick turn around with quality resource. When defining a resource requirement, Skillsearch worked with me to ensure they u …Stuart Entwistle, Global Payroll Project Manager
When we need extra resources, Skillsearch is always one of our first ports of call – Giles has a very good understanding of our industry and can always find the perfect candidate for our needs.Marina Burton, Plug-In Media
The Skillsearch team did a fantastic job and were a real pleasure to work with. Their in-depth knowledge of the employers they work with, their recruiting processes and key staff was a real boon in both finding the right position and the subsequent application. Having worked with Skillsearch both …Dan Borthwick, Mobile Technical lead | King
Through my work at Unity Technologies, and as organiser of the London Unity Usergroup, I have a very close connection with Unity developers throughout the UK. A common theme amongst Unity developers is a call for Unity jobs. On the flip side to this, I visit many studios that are looking for Unit …Russ Morris, Product Evangelist | Unity Technologies
Katie is a great recruiter to work with. She is very efficient at replying and dealing to any form of communication I sent and the wider Skillsearch team are also always very supportive. I look forward to working with you again.Luke Zammit, Unity Developer | Future Games of London
I met Giles and Guy at Develop and in the months since the event, Skillsearch has visited the campus on two occasions and worked with our students collectively and individually on improving their CVs and what goes into making a good portfolio. Our students respond well to their positive energy an …Hope Caton, Lecturer, Games Technology Leader | inKUbator
Giles is the best recruiter I had the pleasure to work with. He is very talented and has all the good contacts, he also is unstoppable, once he finds out what you are looking for, he won't rest until he delivers. Thanks again for helping me finding my dream jobCaina Leao, Senior Flash Developer | Endemol UK Limited
Skillsearch work in a very unique way compared to many recruitment companies in the industry. They take the time to understand the candidates and through this have developed a strong network, certainly everyone I have worked with speaks of them very highly. They have put me forward for roles only …Senior Cognos Consultant