UK Remote or West Midlands Based – Birmingham/Worcestershire Area
Please Note: We welcome applicants that prefer to work from home, so please get in touch!
Role and Purpose
Dive In Jobs is helping a client find a visionary and experienced Creative Design Director to drive the creative direction of internal new IP projects. As the Creative Design Director, you will be responsible for overseeing the conceptualization, development, and execution of innovative and compelling design solutions. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that the games deliver exceptional user experiences while aligning with the overall company strategy.
- Lead and inspire a team of designers, providing creative direction and guidance on how to achieve your design vision.
- Define and maintain the creative vision and direction for the brand and products, ensuring consistency and alignment across all design initiatives.
- Collaborate with stakeholders to understand project goals, target markets, and player trends, translating them into strategic and actionable design plans.
- Oversee the conceptualization and creation of design concepts, mockups, prototypes, and other design deliverables to effectively communicate and visualize design ideas.
- Guide the development of design systems that accurately represent the brand values and resonate with the target audience.
- Collaborate with producers and engineers to ensure the seamless integration of design solutions, balancing user needs, technical feasibility, and project objectives.
- Conduct regular design reviews and provide constructive feedback to the design team, fostering a culture of creativity, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
- Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and design best practices, actively sharing knowledge and insights with the team to drive innovation and excellence.
- Create project pitches and present them to potential stakeholders or company executives.
- A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in creative design, with at least 3 years in a leadership or directorial role.
- Proven track record of successfully leading creative projects, with a strong ability to inspire and motivate developers.
- Exceptional creative thinking and problem-solving skills, with a keen eye for aesthetics, typography, color theory, and visual composition.
- Deep understanding of user-centered design principles, usability, and design theory.
- Proficiency in Unreal Engine 4 & 5.
- Strong knowledge of design trends, emerging technologies, and industry best practices, with the ability to apply them to create innovative and impactful design solutions.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively articulate and advocate design concepts and strategies to diverse stakeholders.
- Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams, including producers, engineers, artists, and executives, to align design initiatives with business goals.
- A portfolio showcasing a diverse range of design work.
- Experience in relevant industries.
- Familiarity with user research methodologies, user testing, and data-driven design practices.
- Experience with design thinking methodologies and facilitating design workshops.
Whats on Offer
Based near Birmingham, we offer a friendly, nurturing work environment with the opportunity to build games as part of a talented, ambitious studio. The team is made up of welcoming, passionate, active gamers that support one another in all aspects of development.
- Private healthcare.
- Additional time off over holidays.
- Bonus scheme.
- Team outings and events.
- Parties and gatherings.
- If you have the skills for making games and think you have what it takes to work within our team, we’d love to hear from you.