Creative Director wanted for AAA mobile studio in London, UK

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Job Reference: BBBH2816
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Senior Development
Location: London
Salary: Competitive Rate

The main and routine tasks of the Creative Director are to:

• Collaborate with the producer and leads so as to define the game’s vision and scope;
• Understand the studios’s strategic intentions for the product and work towards achieving them;
• Define the vision and establish the foundations of the game (meaning, experience, context);
• Direct the work of the core team so that the project’s creative vision is included in all of the different aspects of production (artistic, design, and programming);
• Consistently validate the coherence and quality of the game(s);
• Be the spokesperson for the game’s vision within the team and for the press and corporate management;
• With the producer, determine the production scope priorities and eventual adjustments;
• Coordinate with marketing to make sure the products vision followed through into the marketing assets and other activities.
• To strategize & design creative, exciting & fresh gameplay & content for original & live games.
• To drive the design teams for making good prototypes & mastering the economic systems.

Relevant experience:
• 5+ years’ experience as a Creative Director or lead designer (experience in supervising a creative team a significant asset) or equivalent.
• Proven track record of successful releases on mobile.
• In depth knowledge of latest mobile games industry trends, free to play mechanics and UX are essential.

Other Skills:
• Strong creative skills;
• Ability to listen to team members;
• Ability to communicate efficiently (spoken and written)
• Ability to make decisions;
• Ability to delegate and trust in the skills of others
• Be a positive leader

Person Specification

• You have more than 5 years of experience as a Creative Director or Lead Game Designer. Especially minimum 3-4 years of experience on mobile/Free to Play games.
• You have a credit of designing of successful game titles on mobile or social platforms.
• You are versatile, with a strong knowledge of video games of all genres especially mobile games & the market’s most popular titles.
• In depth knowledge of free to play mechanics and game systems
• Player demographics and what those players are looking for
• Current trends in F2P game design
• You are proficient in all aspects of mobile game design, including gameplay, level design, game structure, balancing, & reward systems.
• You know how to prototype your ideas using tools such as Photoshop, Flash, Sketch Up, 3ds Max, Unity, Blitz, etc.
• You have a strong ability to evaluate & analyze games & then provide meaningful feedback & guide the teams.
• You have a very clear understanding of business in the current market (monetization, social, acquisition, retention) & constantly provide direction to teams to push every game to its maximum potential.
• You are enthusiastic about new business models & learning about the links between traditional game design & economy game design.
• You are well-aware of classic console video games and their flagship titles.

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