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What’s it like to be a creative director or a game designer in a company ?

I love to come up with new ideas and being creative. However, I want a career that I can also make a good amount on as well. So being a creative director of a game designer seems just up my alley. Any experience/ advice to give? art game-design design design creativedirector

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Kremena’s Answer

Hi Desiree,

It's important to make sure you understand the differences between being a creative director and being a game designer or even a creative specialist. Creative directors often lead teams across advertising agencies or in-house for marketing departments, and they work with the creative team to create, plan and deliver a strategic vision for clients. They work on hiring and developing a team of creative specialists.
A creative director also often determines the creative vision of a brand or project and works to maintain a cohesive look and feel of a project (or approves it). A creative director also establishes budgets and timelines and manages client relationships, along with the the account managers. What I am trying to say is they are involved with the planning and supervising the entire creative process, but they are often not involved in the day-to-day creative activities. Being a senior game designer or a creative specialist will allow you to do more creative work more than being a creative director, while also getting enough $$. Creative directors are also very good communicators, project managers, people managers, and not necessarily the most creative person in the room.
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Sarah’s Answer

Hi! There are many careers in design for creatives, but also most professional companies value creativity in the workplace. At Adobe one of our business units designs tools for creative professionals. These tools are used across every industry imaginable!

This website has a good overview of careers in design as it pertains to our business:
https://www.adobe.com/careers/teams/design.html

I also found this website that is a good overview of creative jobs (article from Oct 2021):
https://www.roberthalf.com/blog/salaries-and-skills/14-high-paying-creative-jobs-for-2019

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