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Miguel V

Philippines

Digital solutions for online success

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Cody Cormier

McQuade, Canada

Passionate Game Dev & Tutor 🎮

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Konstantinos Mathioudakis

Greece

Creating Stunning User Experiences

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Tahseen Siddiq

Pakistan

Game Development with Unity 🚀

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Tomasz Błaszczyk

Poland

Experienced Unity Developer & Project Manager

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Will Teixeira

Manchester, United States

Unity Hero

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Anurag Maurya

Nashik, India

Experienced Graphic & Motion Designer

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Heather Sisson

Rhode Island, United States

Illustrator & Graphic Designer

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Michelle Harp

Denver, United States

Product Designer focused on human behaviors

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Jinyu Li

Berlin, Germany

Full-stack freelance product designer

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Senal Wijeratne

Sri Lanka

Product Designer (UI/UX)

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Rahul Gupta

India

Product Designer (UX/UI)

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Paweł Kozak

Poland

Eye-catching game logo design

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Jose Martinez Castro

Netherlands

Designer working with future-driven brands

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Adam Betts

Raleigh, United States

3D Prop and Environment Artist

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Alex Tsoi

Toronto, Canada

3D Animator & Modeler

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Aisha Omoniyi

Lagos, Nigeria

Innovative Product Designer: UI/UX, Content Writer

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huascar huanca

State of São Paulo, Brazil

3Dartist/gameDev

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Jitendra Kakade

India

Industrial Designer and Concept Artist

Common projects for Game Designers

Designing and developing a new video game from scratch.

Creating character designs and environments for a game.

Developing game levels or missions.

Creating user interfaces for games.

Conducting game testing to ensure functionality and user engagement.

Designing mobile-friendly games.

Tips for working with and hiring Game Designers

Know your game concept

Before you hire a game designer, make sure you understand the concept of your game. This includes the storyline, characters, and the kind of player experience you want to offer.

Check their portfolio

Review the game designer's portfolio to see if their style and genre of games align with your project. Look for their understanding of game mechanics, creativity, and their ability to create engaging user experiences.

Understand their skill set

Ensure the game designer has knowledge of the necessary software and tools such as Unity, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. Their proficiency in these tools is crucial for the successful development of your game.

Communication is essential

Good communication is vital for a successful project. Ensure your game designer is responsive, open to feedback and changes, and provides regular updates on the project's progress. Remember to communicate and review their work through Contra.

How to hire Game Designers

Define your game concept

Before you start the hiring process, be clear about your game concept. This includes the storyline, characters, gameplay mechanics, and the player experience you want to offer.

Post a detailed job

Include details about your game, the scope of the job, the skills required, and the project timeline in your job post on Contra. This will attract the right freelancers.

Review applications

Review the applications and shortlist game designers based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project. Check their portfolio and past projects to see if their style aligns with your game concept.

Conduct interviews

Ask questions about their experience, their approach to game design, and how they handle feedback and revisions. Discuss your project specifics and expectations during the interview.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right game designer, make an offer through Contra. This will include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Game Designers

1. Can you describe the game design process and how you approach a new project?

2. Can you provide examples of similar games you've worked on in the past?

3. How do you handle feedback and revisions during the design process?

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Frequently asked
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A game designer is a professional who creates the concept, gameplay mechanics, and storylines of a video game. They work on the design aspect, which includes character design, level design, and user interface design.

A game designer is a professional who creates the concept, gameplay mechanics, and storylines of a video game. They work on the design aspect, which includes character design, level design, and user interface design.

A freelance game designer works independently to create and develop video games. They work on various aspects of game creation, from initial concept to character design, gameplay mechanics, and level design. They may also create user interfaces and conduct game testing.

Hiring a game designer on Contra gives you access to top freelance talent without paying any commissions. You can review their portfolio, collaborate efficiently, and handle contracts and payments all in one place.

You can post a job detailing your project requirements on Contra. Game designers who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of game designers and invite those you are interested in to apply.

Projects that require game design skills often include creating new video games, redesigning existing games, creating character designs, developing game levels, and designing user interfaces for games.

The cost of hiring a game designer on Contra can vary based on the complexity of the game, the designer's experience and skills, and the project duration. However, the average cost for Game Designers freelancers on Contra is between $15 to $44 per hour.

Game designers commonly use tools such as Unity for game development, Adobe Illustrator for creating vector artwork, and Adobe Photoshop for editing and creating images. They may also use various scripting languages depending on the requirements of the game.

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