Design Director / Creative Lead

Helsinki Metropolitan Area
12 days ago

Do you live, breathe, and dream F2P puzzle levels? Is your mind filled with ideas on ways to evolve the player's experience? Do you know how to inspire and lead a team to create their best work? We are looking for an experienced and passionate Design Director to join our successful Puzzle Studio. Our vision is to innovate on the puzzle category with games that fill players with delight. You will come in with experience and leadership to drive our Design Craft with vision and direction.

As a critical part of the Design Department, you support the Studio Design Craft lead to ensure the department is strong and always growing and work side by side with the Game Lead in all areas of game vision. Ensuring that the department is challenged to further master each craft, supported by our studio and improving our process, tools and overall approach to the crafts. We expect that you share our passion to take puzzle gaming to the next level by providing deeper gameplay experiences, and for that, you want to understand how levels connect to all other areas of the game, level mechanics, player feedback, level design philosophies, and the player journey in all ways.

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Rovio’s Puzzle Studio has their sights set on becoming the most successful casual puzzle game studio in the world. Exploring new and emerging trends in puzzle games, the studio has built a deep understanding of the puzzle genre and its players since its founding in 2014. The studio has introduced innovations in puzzle game core with the free-flowing Angry Birds Dream Blast, several match 3 games such as Angry Birds Match and Small Town Murders as well as slingshot games like Angry Birds Friends and a great newcomer Angry Birds Journey. With their games, Puzzle Studio aims to create a true emotional connection that stays with players even when they’re not playing.


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