Crystal Dynamics is hiring a
Cinematic Design Lead in United States, Canada

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Cinematic Design Lead
🏢 Crystal Dynamics
💵 $120k-$170k
📍United States, Canada
📅 Posted on Jun 11, 2024


The job description is for a Cinematic Design Lead position at Crystal Dynamics, responsible for shaping the visual storytelling and immersive experiences of games. The role requires leadership skills, understanding of narrative design, project management, and proficiency in advanced game development software. Benefits include competitive salary, health insurance, professional development reimbursement, flexible work opportunities, holidays, and additional paid time off.


  • Experience as a Senior, Lead, or Principal Designer (or equivalent), overseeing experience/presentation or similar design functions for highly rated next-gen games
  • Leadership experience, overseeing multi-disciplinary teams within AAA game development
  • A comprehensive understanding of narrative design, player psychology, cinematic storytelling, and cinematic language, including directing character conversations and utilizing animation and camera libraries for narrative depth
  • Strong project management skills, with a history of delivering complex projects on time and within budget
  • Proficiency in advanced game development software and tools
  • Extensive understanding of end-to-end game development processes
  • Demonstrated capacity for fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration

Preferred Qualifications

  • Portfolio that showcases the ability to drive innovative design and vision execution
  • Experience creating systems for AAA Action-Adventure games for PC/Console
  • Advanced proficiency with Unreal Engine
  • Experience with Sequencer


  • Competitive regional salary
  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance options
  • Professional development reimbursement
  • Flexible hybrid on-site/off-site work opportunities
  • 12 company paid holidays, plus additional paid days in December when the studio is closed for holiday break
  • The ability to accrue additional paid time-off
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