Level designers create the graphics and look of the individual levels or modules of a video games.
Duties May Include
They work with and take direction from video game designers to ensure their levels fit the design of the overall game. They may work as part of a team to craft various parts of the video game, including the overall look, story and game play.
Examples of Titles
Video Game Graphic Designer
Where They Work
Video game level designers generally work in cities. Sometimes they will work from their homes but most time they work in an office environment. Many new media companies use open air concepts for their offices.
Video game designers will often work longer hours than 9-5 Monday to Friday. Approaching deadline and release dates for the video games they are producing will increase the hours which they work.
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
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