Lead Designer

Blind Squirrel
Santa Ana, CA, United States
14 days ago
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Blind Squirrel Games is looking for a Lead Designer. The Lead Designer is responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising the work of designers on a project. They establish documentation standards and best practices. They are also responsible for the performance and management of the design team, along with contributing where necessary as each title requires. They are also expected to work closely with the Creative Director to in the creation and maintenance of the game’s designs.

• Skills Required:

• Minimum 6 years design experience
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Able to focus and work without micro-management
• Ability to take direction and accept critical review of your work
• Experienced in designing/creating FPS title(s) is a preferred
• At least 1 shipped title in the role of Lead Designer
• Ability to create fun and exciting gameplay using a complex array of mechanics.
• Strong understanding of aesthetics as it relates to level layout and presentation
• Passion for and broad knowledge of console games with an ability to critically analyze them

Responsibilities:

• Design team organization, planning and execution
• Bring new ideas to the table in regards to every facet of the game; mechanics, story, missions, and more
• Work closely with the artists and programmers to take ideas from conception to implementation

Additional Skills (Pluses):

• Understanding of basic programming or scripting languages (LUA, Perl, JavaScript, etc) a plus
• 1+ Shipped FPS title
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