Design Director

BAFTA Award Winner - Narrative Driven Games - Established AAA Studio

Employment Type
Salary on application

Do you have game development experience, and are you seeking a new job in Guildford? Skillsearch is helping a company in the games sector hire a full-time Design Director, and the role comes with an attractive salary and benefits package. 

The role of the Design Director is one of creative and technical oversight for the work done by the Design Team during the game’s design and development phases. You will provide expert support, guidance, and direction to Designers in specific areas where you consider that they will benefit from your holistic view of the entire design.  

In your first few weeks in this Design Director role, you can expect to: 

  • Collaborate to create a product vision that meets the requirements of a brief and is innovative, exciting and practical from an implementation perspective 
  • Work closely with other discipline teams to clarify the vision, provide guidance, and make decisions that lead to the successful and harmonious implementation of assets, mechanics and features 
  • Support the team through implementation to ensure that the project vision is reflected in all stages of design and implementation of game mechanics, systems, controls, narrative and the player experience. 

The successful candidate will have several years of experience working with multiple game technologies/engines and tools and have a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities each offers. You will also need the following: 

  • Expertise in the tools and techniques used to build games 
  • The ability to direct teams in the use of best practices to create robust and well-structured content 
  • Experience contributing to PR for a game or company through press interviews or representation at public or industry events. 

In return for your passion, collaborative approach and commitment, you will receive a generous salary and benefits including a quarterly profit-related bonus scheme, company pension, life assurance and great social events, including a large summer party. 

To apply for this full time Design Director job in Guildford, please contact Kai from Skillsearch today at 


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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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