UEL Games

Computer Games Design
Computer Games Development

 Lecturer, University of East London

Previous Roles:

  • Games Designer: New Concepts - SCEE
  • Junior Games Designer, SCEE
  • QA Tester - Electronic Arts

"After graduating from the UEL computer games course, I quickly went on to a job as a QA Tester for Electronic Arts. After a year of that I moved on to become a Designer for Sony's London Studio, working on their 'SingStar' franchise.

As a designer, my main responsibility is to take new feature concepts and flesh them out in to full design documents.

Once those designs come around to implementation I need to be there to work closely with the artists and programmers to make sure my vision for the feature comes together.

The degree I earned at UEL has been a tremendous help in my career. Trying to break in to Junior design roles in the industry, where competition is stiff and everyone is equally lacking in experience, my degree helped me to stand out from the crowd and show how commited I was to breaking in to the industry."

In 2010 Richard was included in Develop Magazine's "30 Under 30" line-up of most promising young game development talents. After leaving the SingStar team Richard took up the dream job at Sony working as a designer in New Concepts for a year and a half.

With the launch of the PS4 Richard has now joined a development team again as a designer on a new project that is being kept tightly under wraps!