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Session Name: Force Multipliers: Longterm Design Careers for Non Leads
Speaker(s): Brett Norton
Company Name(s): Cryptic Studios
Track / Format: Production & Team Management

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Overview: Not every designer wants to be a traditional design lead. For those that don't, how can you have a long-lasting career in design if you don't want to manage people? This presentation is broken down into three key areas: Ranking Designer Skills, The Gap Between Seniors and Leads, and Growing Force Multipliers. It covers the traditional 'become a lead' career advancement path, but then breaks away from that mold and lays out several proven, non-lead career paths. We'll cover the pitfalls of trying to become or grow a subject matter expert, and how seniors can impact a team as thought or technical champions.

Game Developers Conference 2021

Brett Norton

Cryptic Studios

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Production & Team Management