Lead Game Designer

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Posted 27 April 2023
Salary £50000 - £55000 Per Year
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Design
Contact NameLawrie Brennan

Job description

Aardvark Swift is working with d3t in their search for a Lead Game Designer. The studio is at the cutting edge of technology and creativity, delivering co-development video game services to their global triple-A clients. 

The studio is part of the Keywords Studios Group and is continuing to grow as they work on multiple exciting projects at any one time, offering plenty of variety and involvement. Projects they have worked on include; Hogwarts Legacy, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Alan Wake Remastered, Mafia II: Definitive Edition, Assetto Corsa Competizione, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and more.

Your responsibilities…

  • Effectively carry out line-management duties for designers in your charge, including career progression, mentoring, reviews, discipline, and others when necessary
  • Review and feedback latest build to ensure that it conforms with the design vision and the core mechanics of the game
  • Communicate the project objectives, strategies, and general information to all team members to give visibility to the advancement on the development of the game
  • Use your experience to enact positive change within the design team, contributing to the game design and features to inspire and guide the other designers
  • Be a part of the senior design leadership, mentoring others and bringing your experience to bear to help steer the department’s direction
  • Communicate with clients to ensure all parties have full awareness of current and projected objectives, difficulties, and deadlines
  • Take part in discussions with prospective clients regarding potential projects
  • Liaise with the production team to assess progress towards short and long-term objectives
  • Liaise with other discipline leads and seniors to maintain awareness of progress and impediments
  • Actively participate in the decision-making process with management and oversee the necessary adjustments to ensure that the game meets expectations
  • Promote and build a strong cooperative culture between disciplines
  • Participate in the selection, on-boarding, and mentoring of team members
  • Create a work environment that is motivating for team members and which fosters development and creation
  • Carry out all other related tasks for the department


The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 6+ years in a Senior or Lead Designer role on two or more AAA titles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent ability to organise and structure your own work, and that of the team, with follow ups, control, and schedules
  • Prior experience mentoring and developing individuals within a team

Perks and benefits include…

  • Company pension scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Private medical insurance scheme including dental and eye care scheme
  • Employee share scheme
  • Income Protection
  • Annual Bonus 
  • Technology and bike scheme
  • Company share scheme
  • Company socials, project launch and wrap parties, and annual d3t events