Associate Design Director

Splash Damage logo
Posted 23 February 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameLawrie Brennan

Job description

Aardvark Swift are supporting Splash Damage with their recruitment of an Associate Game Director. 

Splash Damage believe that games play better with friends. For more than 20 years, they’ve been creating team-based multiplayer experiences that have entertained tens of millions of players all over the world and forged countless new friendships along the way.

As an Associate Design Director at Splash Damage, you will assist the Design Director in driving the execution of the creative vision, helping to direct the design teams, and the successful delivery of a product. You’ll also represent and support the needs of the business, the player, and team members’ needs on the project.

Your responsibilities… 
  • Handle the output and growth of the entire design discipline on your project and the morale, alignment, and cohesion of all team members, across disciplines
  • Oversee the creation and maintenance of documentation including the GDD and wiki pages You will ensure the team feel the progress they are making and what their work is in service of in the bigger picture
  • Regularly and effectively communicate with the Project Leadership team, presenting the creative achievements of the team, while negotiating feature/change requests
  • Manage, mentor, develop, and coach Lead Game Designers
  • Be integral to the planning on your project working alongside production to create roadmaps, hiring and succession plans, and scoping exercises
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Shipped 1 or more AAA title in an equivalent role, working on it from start to finish within a leadership tole
  • Experience with delivering on the project goals, translating the high-level vision into actionable tasks across all disciplines within the team
  • Experience of being the handler/champion for a product at a project level