Design Director

ABOUT QUELL.

Quell is on a mission to make fitness gaming incredible. Our launch title lets you get fit fighting, running, leaping and dodging your way through an unforgettable fantasy world. We’ve built a game-changing wearable device which adds resistance, powerful haptics and motion tracking to the player’s actions without the need for a VR set-up.

The market is massive; our pre-launch marketing has already generated $1.5m in preorder revenue. We’ve secured over $15m in funding from top-tier VCs and angels, including Khosla Ventures and the founders of Twitch.

YOUR MISSION.

As Design Director, your mission is to deliver fitness gaming experiences which reinvent the genre, blending best-in-class workouts with immersive, deep gameplay. You’ll grow and lead a team of exceptional designers and ensure the player’s voice is championed across the company.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.

  • Design, scope, prioritise and improve features on our launch game, Shardfall
  • Drive future titles from concept to live ops
  • Build high-quality fitness into the play experience in collaboration with the Fitness and Hardware teams
  • Work directly with the CEO, Production Director and VP Marketing on strategy and long-term planning
  • Hire, lead and develop a team of 3-5 Designers
  • Provide guidance and feedback to the Tech and Art teams
  • Turn pre- and post-launch player insights into actionable designs
  • Turn pre- and post-launch player insights into actionable designs
  • WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR.

  • Shipped 2+ games in Unity
  • Confident designing for GaaS titles
  • Experience in second-to-second and meta design
  • Multiplayer/social
  • Analysing and acting on player data
  • Leading a team of 2+ Designers
  • EXTRA CREDIT.

  • Combat / ARPG experience
  • Fitness experience
  • Subscription experience
  • Motion input / unique player input experience
  • BENEFITS.

  • Options – we want everyone at Quell to take ownership of building our business together so we are pleased to offer all employees a stake in the business to share in our future success.
  • Flexibility – Hybrid employees have the flexibility to work from home on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – we all get together in the office on Mondays and Fridays to plan, collaborate and socialise together.
  • Work from Anywhere – the opportunity to work for up to 10 days per year outside of your country of employment.
  • Parental leave – equal, enhanced parental leave of 6 weeks full pay for all new parents, plus further maternity, adoption and shared parental leave in line with statutory requirements.
  • Pension scheme – Quell will contribute 3% alongside an employee contribution of 5% of your qualifying earnings.
  • Holiday allowance – we offer 25 days annual leave + standard UK bank holidays. We also give all employees the days off in between Christmas and New Year (an extra 3 days of holiday!) and the opportunity to use up to 5 bank holidays on days that are most meaningful for you.
  • £300 per year Wellbeing Budget to spend via our wellbeing platform, Heka.
  • £300 per year Personal Learning and Development Budget to spend on the resources that work for you, in consultation with your Line Manager.
  • Access for you and your dependants to our Employee Assistance Programme and Private Telemedicine service 365 days a year, providing you with support for your mental and physical health, as well as financial and legal matters.
  • Cycle to Work scheme – a tax efficient way to purchase a new bike, with most people saving at least 33%.
  • PureGym discount – we have a PureGym on site at our offices in Oval, with a 5-10% discount on membership.
  • Game and book library – we want everyone at Quell to have the resources to learn – whatever book you want to read or game you want to try, let us know.
  • Regular team socials – bringing everyone together (both virtually and in-person) to celebrate our successes.
  • Little extras – we want everyone to be comfortable and at their best at work, so we provide complimentary coffee/tea, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day.
  • HOW TO GET STARTED.

    Please email Benjy Cox (benjy@quell.tech) with your CV and a (brief) cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you!

    In line with the Equality Act 2010, should you require any reasonable adjustments to the application process please let us know via email and we will get back to you to discuss your requirements.

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