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Creative Director – Console & PC Games – Germany – Permanent

Location: Berlin, Germany Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #23380 Posted: 12 months ago

OPM’s client, a developer of console and PC games has been established for 20 years, crafting a wide range of memorable gaming experiences. With their latest FPS game in development they are ramping up their team with an experienced talented and experienced Creative Director to come join their team and develop amazing games.

They’re currently looking for a Creative Director to join their team based in Germany.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain a compelling and concise vision for the project and make sure that everything they do aligns with this vision
  • Drive the creative process by leading direction meetings with game design, art direction, development teams, content teams, and other stakeholders to ensure a coherent vision becomes a coherent final product
  • Create and communicate clear project goals while inspiring autonomy in the team to find innovative and creative solutions to achieve them
  • Support the Production team in populating and regularly grooming the project's backlog/roadmap
  • Ensure the correct level of quality standards by communicating clear quality goals and building shared expectations, reviewing and providing valuable feedback to the team
  • Act as an information source and rallying point for the team, highlighting success stories, talking about why and how the game is going to be loved by gamers, and representing the team and the game inside and outside of the studio

Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in a Design Lead / Design Director / Creative Director, or other Creative leadership positions within the games industry
  • Track record of working on action games as a designer or in a creative leadership position
  • Understanding of game software development cycles and production methodologies
  • Ability to present your vision in a compelling way to the team, leadership, and externals
  • Passion for, and interest in, movies, TV shows, music, art, and culture
  • Excellent communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Passion for new game concept development, being able to spot the gaps in the market and come up with innovative ways to fill those gaps
  • Extensive experience in feature design and development. Familiarity with the use and application of project management and QA task/bug-tracking tools
  • A demonstrated ability to create and disseminate product vision, and lead teams
  • Ability to create clear project direction documentation, as well as train and mentor creative staff

Company Benefits:

  • Relocation bonus and ongoing support and assistance
  • Occupational pension scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • In-house massage
  • Participation at various game conferences
  • Company parties
  • Beer and soft drinks for Friday meetings

Tagged as: Design Director

Tags: Design Director Categories: Creative , Design

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