Lead Designer

Role: Lead Designer

Start Date: Immediate.

Salary: Starting £40,000+ experience dependant

Job Type: Full-time

Holiday: 28 days Holidays, increasing yearly to a maximum of 33 day

Location: Dundee

Benefits: Cycle to work scheme, learning development days, wellbeing stipend, flexitime, no-crunch

Required experience: A portfolio of relevant work


Hello, we are Pocket Sized Hands and we’re expanding our wee talented team! We’re a small indie team who are passionate about working on amazing and exciting projects. Let’s make games together! We believe in a creative process of sharing new ideas, learning and developing new skills, and trying new things, all while working on some seriously exciting projects. We are committed to fostering an open, creative environment in which everyone in our team can bring their own unique thoughts, experiences and insights to the table, and we wholeheartedly welcome and celebrate people from all walks of life into our team to make our vision happen.

We’re currently working on some exciting projects that we can’t share too much about yet, but we work on a mix of client projects with some amazing people and we’ve started developing our very own original IP. Our website needs a little TLC but you can see some of the latest things we’ve been working on here!

As a Senior Designer at Pocket Sized Hands, this is an opportunity for you to join an ambitious team and help craft energetic and exciting experiences. It’s a great opportunity for you to have an impact on our team as we grow and learn together with every new project we take on.

From day one we would like you to be able to review our existing design practices and work with the wider team to iterate on and build a framework for the team to lean on for support. You’ll jump into our existing projects to review and give your creative input, primarily on our own IP.

After 6 months we would like you to own the design process. You’ll be able to work independently while collaborating with the project leads to help review, tweak and balance our designs. You’ll lead on creating the design documents to support the different disciplines. You’ll be able to lead on the pitch documents and iterate on them with the wider team.

An ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

Essential

  • 5 years+ experience as a Game Designer within the video games industry with at least 2 shipped games
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills, comfortable with writing clear and concise feature specifications and documentation
  • A passion for indie games that spans over a range of different genres, while keeping up with new games and industry market trends.
  • Skills in creating detailed wireframes using appropriate tools and software to assist - e.g. Miro, Mural, Powerpoint, Photoshop etc
  • Ability to work closely with and help guide the different disciplines to process, understand and implement feedback.
  • Great interpersonal skills, being able to listen to and understand problems as well as being able to give constructive support to the team
  • Ability to manage and mentor junior staff members
  • Can make detailed & incredible pitch documents to help sell ideas and the bigger picture of the games we are making

Desirable

  • Knowledge of deck builder’s and roguelike/lite games

Apply

Contact us at careers@pocketsizedhands.com quoting the Job reference (PKT-JOB-24) in the subject and tell us why you would be great for the job along with your CV, cover letter and relevant works you have completed in the past.


We are Pocket Sized Hands, a team of brilliant, modest, boundary-pushing innovative individuals. We believe in a creative process of sharing new ideas, learning and developing new skills, and trying new things, all while working on some seriously exciting projects.


At Pocket Sized Hands, we make games together. We are committed to fostering an open, creative environment in which everyone in our team can bring their own unique thoughts, experiences and insights to the table, and we wholeheartedly welcome and celebrate people from all walks of life into our team to make our vision happen.

If you enjoy games and creating original content then we would love to hear from you.