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Design Lead – Mobile Games – UK

A successful mobile game publisher committed to creating immersive and engaging gaming experiences. We have development studios internationally and are looking to fill a key role in the UK. With a passion for delivering high-quality entertainment, we are seeking a talented Lead Designer specializing in free-to-play card games (CCGs) for mobile platforms.

As the Lead Designer for Free-to-Play Card Games, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the creative direction and user experience of our mobile game titles. Leveraging your extensive experience in designing successful CCGs, you will drive innovation, implement best practices, and collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the delivery of top-tier gaming experiences.

Responsibilities:

1. Game Design Leadership:

  • Lead the overall game design strategy for free-to-play CCGs on mobile platforms.
  • Create and communicate a compelling vision for each game, ensuring alignment with studio goals and objectives.
  • Drive the development of innovative game mechanics, features, and systems to enhance player engagement and retention.

2. Proven Track Record:

  • Demonstrate a successful track record in designing and delivering free-to-play CCGs for mobile platforms.
  • Showcase a deep understanding of player behavior, market trends, and evolving industry standards.

3. IP Integration:

  • Bring experience in working with recognized intellectual properties (IP) and ensure seamless integration into game design.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to maintain brand fidelity and enhance the overall player experience within the constraints of the IP.

4. Multi-Title Management:

  • Handle the design responsibilities for multiple titles concurrently, balancing priorities and ensuring high-quality delivery across all projects.
  • Collaborate with other leads and teams to maintain a cohesive vision across the studio’s game portfolio.

5. Team Collaboration:

  • Act as a key pillar of the design team, fostering a collaborative and creative work environment.
  • Mentor and inspire junior designers, providing guidance and feedback to elevate the skills of the entire team.

6. Cross-Functional Communication:

  • Collaborate closely with art, engineering, and production teams to ensure seamless integration of design elements.
  • Effectively communicate design concepts and rationale to stakeholders at all levels.

7. Product Collaboration:

  • Work closely with the Product team to build and run games in development and onto live-operations.
  • Collaborate on the implementation of monetization strategies and live-ops features to optimize player engagement and revenue generation.

Qualifications:

• Proven experience as a Lead Designer.

• Strong portfolio showcasing commercially successful games and projects.

• Experience working with recognized intellectual properties is a definite plus.

• Demonstrated ability to manage teams and contribute to studio culture.

• Excellent communication, leadership and mentoring skills.

• Comfortable working at a senior level and contributing as a key member of the studio’s leadership team.