I’m an award-winning designer with a decade of experience in web and mobile.
From prototype to polished product, I’ve worked on a multitude of games across all stages of the development cycle.
I have a product mindset and strong UX background, so I understand how to design player-focussed experiences.
Ones To Watch
I’ve spent the last ten years building up knowledge of the casual and free-to-play game markets. I’m used to ideating, prototyping and soft launching rapidly, and using both qualitative and quantitative data to inform design.
I’ve worked closely with top kids’ entertainment companies such as Hopster, CBBC and Vocabulary Ninja, as well as on gamified learning products such as Drops Language Learning.
Chat platforms are currently one of the biggest untapped markets for mobile and web games. I have worked on Facebook Instant Games and Snap Games from their earliest stages on a number of pioneering projects, including Ready Chef Go, a top hit played by over 25 million.
My understanding of these platforms allows me to tailor designs to their audience and put social mechanics at the heart of the experience.
Role: Game Design, Art & Animation
Mush is a BAFTA-winning game created by my company, Angry Mango, and published by Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone.
The game uses tactile gestures to change the character’s mood and gain special abilities, traversing a beautiful world, meeting quirky characters and solving platform puzzles.
Role: Game Design & Game Lead
Beat Rivals is a competitive rhythm action game for Snapchat, in which players face off to see who can give the best musical performance.
Played by over 25 million players, Ready Chef Go is the ultimate cooking game for Snapchat.
Developed during my role at Mojiworks, the game lets players team up with friends to showdown against rival chef teams.
Role: Game Design, UI/UX Design
Released on Facebook Instant Games, Friends With Cats is a cute, colourful game about breeding cats.
Players co-operate with their Facebook friends, pairing up cats to create unique combinations of looks and discover the rarest genes.
My work in small teams and startups means I have a broad skillset, and can provide high quality work in multiple areas:
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