Epic Games

Studio Design Director - Mediatonic

Epic Games

11 month ago

About Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation. Through Unreal Engine, Epic Games Store, and Epic Online Services, Epic provides an end-to-end digital ecosystem for developers and creators to build, distribute, and operate games and other content. Epic has over 40 offices worldwide with headquarters in Cary, North Carolina.

Job Description

πŸ“Location: London, UK.

Mediatonic is a team of over 300 exceptionally talented and seriously hardworking people. We devote our careers to crafting awesome original games in the hopes of bringing a little more joy into the world.

As a creative business, we recognise that creativity is best inspired by different experiences and perspectives. We strive to create a culture of belonging, where all our colleagues feel welcome, supported and diversity is celebrated. We passionately believe that games are for everyone, whether we’re playing or creating them.


What We Do

Put your design skills to work at a cutting-edge company that challenges the norm. From character and level design to competitive gameplay and system design, help shape the future of interactive entertainment at Epic.

What You'll Do

As a member of our team, you will have responsibility for the growth, effectiveness, and welfare of the entire design discipline, across our multiple projects, initiatives, and studios. Mediatonic are searching for an inspiring and proven leader to join their already world-class design team.

Through your work, you will ensure our project directors and leads are empowered to create their best work, our recruitment and processes set up our teams to succeed, and that Mediatonic’s strategic goals are achieved.

In this role, you will

  • Be responsible for recruiting, training and line managing a world class design & creative team that spans all Mediatonic projects and studios
  • Provide expert advice, guidance and feedback to senior design team members when sought and where you think necessary, you are ultimately responsible for quality of work and processes within your craft
  • Use your wealth of experience and strong communication skills to inspire multiple project teams internally - fostering good working practices
  • and a positive, collaborative working environment
  • Help shape and steer the future of Mediatonic over the long term. You will make sure we can hit our strategic goals and continue to be a place people are proud to work at

What we're looking for

  • An experienced and respected leader with previous and extensive line management experience across mid-size to large teams and an experience of joining previous large teams and building trust within them
  • Exceptional organisational skills, ability to handle overseeing issues raised across multiple projects
  • Experience setting up team or organisational structures
  • A strong and proven design brain, and can collaborate meaningfully with your directors and leads with project specific conversations and issues; an extensive back-catalogue of previous titles working across multiple formats – ideally Console/PC and mobile; some experience with running projects in live-operations and the demands of GaaS
  • An up to date knowledge of design trends and the commercial aspect of video-games – the ability to understand and articulate the
  • relevance of these to your own work; proven experience in working with Product Managers and teams, and ability to use expertise
  • and knowledge to empower decision making to directors and leads
  • Experience evangelising products worked on & processes and changes
  • A love for working with people, being your best when enabling them to be the best they can be and create the best work possible


We pay 100% for benefits except for PMI (for dependents). Our current benefits package includes pension, private medical insurance, health care cash plan, dental insurance, disability and life insurance, critical illness, cycle to work scheme, flu shots, health checks, and meals. We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents.

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