Games designers design new games, and will also remaster old games for mobile and the web.
Games designers work through the many stages involved in developing and designing new games for a range of consoles. From developing a new game idea and deciding how it will play on specialist software to animating characters using 2D and 3D modelling, this is a really varied job. It therefore requires the most experienced gamers out there people with great knowledge of the industry and lots of new ideas.
Good to Know: Most games designers do have qualifications, but employers usually prioritise skills and personality.
Skillsets: Happy working in a team / Ability to work under pressure / Gaming experience
Salary: Starting salaries for qualified video game designers are usually around £25,000 per year.