Game Designer - AR/VR

Los Angeles, CA /
XR Innovation /
Full-time
ABOUT US

Trigger invents unrivaled mixed reality experiences for the world’s top brands. From major marketing campaigns to powerful enterprise solutions, our work combines premiere content with the latest technology, blending physical and digital worlds in innovative yet measurable ways.

Founded in 2005, Trigger is a Los Angeles-based agency with more than 200,000 hours of development in AR, VR, and XR. Trigger is a showcase developer for Snap, Vuforia, Google, Avegant, and ODG. Our portfolio includes work for Disney, Lucasfilm, Sony Pictures, LEGO, Honda, Adidas, NBA, and many more high-profile clients.


SUMMARY

Trigger is looking for a Game Designer to bring our clients’ game projects to the next level. Our ideal candidate has a passion for all game genres with a firm understanding of storytelling, technology, and emerging industry trends. In this role you will work closely with creatives, project managers, and developers as you collaborate to develop game design direction and documentation for augmented, virtual, and mixed reality experiences. This role is part of our XR Innovation department and reports to our Director of XR Innovation.

This role is open to remote candidates anywhere in the US and Canada.

RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop innovative new game concepts for mixed reality applications while working solo and with a team
    • Conceptualize and develop gameplay ideas including settings, stories, levels of difficulty, and rules of play
    • Assist with user interface concepts in collaboration with other members of our creative team
    • Develop new game ideas and concepts day-to-day through creative ideation, sketching, and prototyping
    • Ideate and pitch game ideas to clients based on their project needs and requirements
    • Participate in creative workshops and brainstorms
    • Support roadmap development and scoping for game projects
    • Help define quality and fun mean our gamified digital experiences
    • Maintain a working knowledge of all industry trends and best practices
    • Contribute to the overall morale, spirit, character, and work quality of what we do

REQUIREMENTS

    • Self-motivated and passionate game designer with a healthy portfolio of past projects
    • Strong creative thinker who relishes the challenge of solving design problems and developing strong gameplay for mixed reality user experiences
    • Takes initiative when it comes to the development of new games and experiences and has the ability to think outside the box
    • Experience working in the interaction, product, and/or digital design industries, with agency and mixed reality experience as an added bonus
    • Familiar with prototyping processes and prototyping for digital game experiences
    • Proficiency in all or a combination of the following: Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe XD, Sketch, Office, iWork, and Google Suites
    • Clear sense of self-direction with the ability to manage time and prioritize tasks across multiple projects
    • Collaborative team player who can integrate seamlessly into a cross-functional organization
    • Proficient communicator both in terms of verbal dialogue and the visualization and articulation of design concepts and solutions (both internally and to clients) - with strong writing and presentation skills
    • Enthusiastic and immersed in worlds of design, technology, mobile devices, video games, and movies
OUR VALUES & CULTURE

At Trigger, we care deeply about maintaining a positive culture, as emphasized in our Core Values:

-- Foster innovation and embrace change
-- Take action and work hard
-- Strive for excellence
-- Value individuals
-- Work better together
-- Commit to integrity
-- Enjoy the work
-- Be kind, be considerate, do good

We also have some nice perks for our full-time employees:

-- Variety of Medical insurance options (including fully covered plans for you and your family if based in CA)
-- Fully covered Dental, Vision, and Life insurance for you and your family
-- Generous PTO plan that includes Vacation, Sick, Company-Wide Holidays, Floating Holidays, and Civic Engagement time off, with additional flexibility during the holiday season
-- Half-day Fridays during the summer months
-- Monthly Health & Wellness reimbursement for gym, fitness, or mental health memberships
-- Professional development support
-- Paid parental leave for all new parents (including adoption and foster placements)
-- 401(k) retirement plan through John Hancock
-- Remote-friendly culture with frequent virtual events like Jackbox Happy Hours and our ongoing Dungeons & Dragons campaign


OUR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION COMMITMENT

At Trigger, we know that justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion add a real and measurable value to our culture, our employees, and our work. We are committed to taking action that will create diverse representation at all levels of our organization and ensuring that Trigger is a safe, equitable, and supportive environment for all marginalized groups. We believe in the power of innovation and commit to embracing forward-thinking changes so we may become DE&I leaders and take action well ahead of what might be considered "the norm."

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds and identities to consider themselves for this role. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.