Game Designer

Game Designers invent and develop the structure of computer or video games, making creative decisions about interfaces, maps, scenarios, characters and storylines. The average annual salary for this role is $88,996 per annum.

Game Designers often specialise in a particular game platform or aspect of gameplay such as production, animation, game art, or programming.

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Average salary
$88,996 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Min average salary
$79,044 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Max average salary
$98,948 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Job growth

Projection: 14% more Multimedia Designers employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to 2015)

Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as a Multimedia Designer are:

  • NSW: 39.3%
  • VIC: 34.6%
  • QLD: 12.3%

Key skills required
  • Aptitude for computing
  • Creative and artistic flair
  • Commitment to understanding and using new technology
  • Good communication skills
  • Aptitude for drawing
  • Understanding of colour and form
  • Able to work as part of a team


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