Creative Director, Mobile
Disney Mobile | Palo Alto CA 94301 USA | Full Time | Posted: 01/04/2013
Looking for highly technical folks with a passion for tablet and mobile games that can help innovate and pioneer and brand new industry for gaming.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Disney Mobile is looking for a Creative Director to join our Palo Alto development team focused on creating new and compelling mobile and social experiences to bring to market. You will work directly with the Studio Director and across the entire Studio overseeing creative and design for all our games.
Disney Mobile, a division of the Disney Interactive, is a leading mobile gaming and entertainment network, reaching more than one out of every 3 iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. Disney branded apps, including platinum titles Where’s My Water? and Where’s My Perry?, bring the magic of Disney stories and characters to life in new ways on mobile devices. Disney Mobile’s Palo Alto-based studio creates top-selling music and social apps including Tap Tap Revenge, which is one of the most successful gaming franchises on the iPhone platform.
●Manage the design team
●Develop & establish a consistent design process throughout the studio
●Generate new ideas and proposals for mobile games. Creating compelling and successful mobile experiences should be your specialty.
●Concept and balance core game mechanics like economy, progression, and rewards.
●Take concepts from 1-pagers to complete game design documents with the help of a team (designers, artists, producers, developers, etc.)
●Design and prototype new gameplay and systems and direct development of player experiences, user interface and tutorials.
●Participate in the strategic decision making around the future of the mobile game business.
●Research trends and competition continually and alter your suggested approaches in our games to incorporate advances and innovations you find in the field.
●Engage and partner with other business units on A/B and focus group testing to gather user data.
●Document ideas, concepts, and technical designs in a format that is approachable by all team members.
This job listing originated on Gamasutra.com, the game industry's leader.
● 7+ years of work experience designing for and shipping mobile and/or social/AAA titles
● Bachelor’s degree
● Deep understanding of mobile games and what makes them fun, both as gamer and a professional
● Thorough understanding of video games' commercial appeal to the general public, perhaps outside of your personal gamer demographic
● Experience managing diverse teams
● Demonstrated success at communicating your designs and vision to colleagues from different professional backgrounds
● Demonstrated experience in conveying a game vision, socializing and obtaining buy-in with executive level management
● Excellent communication and presentation skills
●Demonstrated leadership skills
●Experience working with or for large, complex organizations
●A passion for both playing and creating mobile and casual games
●Understanding of simple, effective UI design for a casual user base
●Experience designing game mechanics, story, and user experience
●Experience with multiple shipped game products
●Strong motivation to take on any tasks needed to complete a project
NICE TO HAVE
●Experience as a Lead Game Designer
●Experience in traditional games (console/PC)
●Experience across a wide array of game genres
●Social or online game design experience
●Knowledge of Facebook and other social game concepts
|Location||Palo Alto, CA, 94301, United States|
|Categories||Game / Level Designer / Creative Director|
|Work Site||On site|
|Contact Name||Alison Mann|
|How to apply||Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.|
|Primary Phone||818 384 4222|