Playground Games is seeking an Design Director to join our world class Fable team. 

In this role you will partner with Art, Technical and Creative leadership to contribute to design vision and oversee the design, implementation and quality standards of Design for our AAA open world action adventure game. You will take responsibility for overseeing the game, gameplay and technical design disciplines and you will work with and mentor their leads to ensure expansion and smooth operation of these teams.

You will have ideally worked on multiple AAA titles from early project phases to shipping. You must have an excellent aptitude for trouble shooting process, team issues and solving design problems in a highly collaborative fast-paced environment.

Skills Summary:

  • Multiple development cycles on AAA titles, at least one in a Lead position.
  • An ability to develop lasting and productive relationships in a collaborative team with diverse perspectives.
  • Proven success building features and systems in AAA titles.
  • Strong people and team management skills.
  • Proven collaborative problem identification and problem-solving skills.
  • Flexible, highly motivated and approachable, with excellent communication skills honed by your experience in similar roles.
  • A genuine passion for games.


  • Play a key role in design direction on the project.
  • Provide clear and consistent direction to the Design teams, in line with the project vision.
  • Partner with Art, Technical and Creative leadership to solve problems and enable the Design teams to do their best work.
  • Represent the Design teams in discussions across the project.
  • Oversee the work of design team members and mentor Design team leads.
  • Strategize with the Production team and Creative Leadership to coordinate Design resources, schedules and priorities based on project needs.
  • Maintain high standards of work in all aspects of Design on the project.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the world’s most exciting games studios, using cutting edge technology to create world class games with an established, highly talented and collaborative team.

Playground Games is an equal opportunities studio and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Apply Now
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