Design Director

Remote Within the UK – Indie Titles Across PC & Consoles – Great Studio Benefits

Location
Remote
Employment Type
Permanent
Salary
£80,000
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Remote Design Director 

Are you comfortable inspiring a team, shaping creative visions and managing all stages of game development? If you’ve got experience shipping F2P, multiplayer and multi-platform games and are ready to take on a Director position at an exciting studio, then this could be the job for you! 

As the Design director you will be in charge of everything from idea generation to business strategy. You’ll be working closely with a range of individuals in the team and making sure they’re supported to be able to work at their best, while feeling valued and supported. You’ll need to be business savvy and a natural communicator as the relationships you build in the team will be what will allow you and the studio to excel. 

Joining this talented group of gamers in London will also give you access to some great benefits from game jams, social events and season ticket loans, to private health and dental care, and much more. 

Design Director key responsibilities: 

  • Take personal responsibility for leading the studio’s creative strategy and everything that may involve from idea generation to game jams 
  • Oversee the studio through ideation, pre-production and production of the games while making sure the direction of the rest of the industry is both taken into consideration and thrown out of the window when needed! 
  • Lead the creative and design teams and work with other senior members of these teams to effectively manage and progress each individual. This can be through career development, reviews, pay discussions, mentoring – anything to stretch and inspire the team 
  • Work with other directors in the business to make sure the vision for the games and the studio are aligned with the business and will help to deliver commercial goals 

Essential requirements for this remote role: 

  • Extensive background of work leading teams of designers to ship games that you’re proud of – including F2P, multiplayer and multi-platform games 
  • Top design instincts that are grown from your experience and passion for gaming 
  • Experience taking ideas from concept to live service, and everything else in the game development cycle between 
  • Understanding of different business and revenue models and how they translate into the day to day running of the studio 
  • Leaving in your wake a string of happy, motivated, fulfilled game design teams that have been shaped by your leadership and coaching 
  • Good knowledge of the industry and current trends, with a desire to keep abreast of changes and new information/approaches 
  • Experience with a wide range of design mechanics and systems and the ability to explain these and other complex ideas to a range of people across teams and seniorities 

Are you the perfect candidate for this role? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Contact Andy on ad@skillsearch.com or apply now through the form below. 

Looking for a remote job? Check out our remote onboarding blog to see our top tips that'll help you settle into your remote role with ease! 

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Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Game Design & Production Consultant Andy Demetriou

Andy is a Game Design and Production Consultant 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!

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