Video Game Desginer

By: Konrad Kuc

What is a Video Game Designer

Video game design is the process of designing the content and rules of a video game in the pre-production stage and designing the gameplay, environment, storyline, and characters in the production stage.


Video Game Designers make dreams and imaginations come to life and work together as one to make worlds more amazing. When in the career of video game design, positions in the career go from professional testers to level designers or to Concept / Storyboard Artists even more. You may go to many colleges that focus on the career of video game designer and related careers.The job outlook According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job growth for multimedia artists and animators, including game designers, will be slow over the 2012-2022 decade ( There were approximately 68,900 of these workers employed across the United States in 2012, and the growth rate of six percent is expected to result in an increase of 4,300 jobs by 2022. The salary Depending on the level/job of a video game designer, you make a different amount.

  • An hourly salary is around $8.08 - $38.64
  • And the annual salary is around $34,864 - $90,867

Some bad things about working as a video game designer is that you have deadlines that are hard to meet sometimes, also lots of time you have to work overtime and sometimes with no extra pay. Physically this job can effect you eye sight, eyestrain and other visual problems.

High School Preparation

2 Class's that will help me prepare for this career.

  • Video Game Design: This will be the start for me in the video game design career.
  • TSI: This will help me understand more information about technology, which will help me in the future in video game designer.

2 Clubs that will help me prepare for this career

  • Video Game Club: This will help me connect with other who may follow the career of video games or more.
  • Computer: This will help me learn some tricks in computers where I will be probably developing game.


  1. Jacqueline Cortez - IT Support

I have one person who I talked about this career and hopefully to find other people to talk with about this caeer.

College Plans

I have found some colleges that I possible want and probably go to that I believe that focus on my career of video game designer. I found the top 5 best colleges that focus on my career.

  • University Of Southern California -Los Angeles, CA
  • DigiPen Institute Of Technology -Redmond, WA
  • DePaul University -Chicago, IL
  • University Of Central Florida -Orlando, FL
  • Southern Methodist University -Plano, TX

Quotes And Internships


“What if everything that you see, is more than what you see? The person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it or accept that there is more to the world than you think. Perhaps it is really a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things.”-Shigeru Miyamoto

“The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future.” -Gabe Newell

Internship: I may go to many places for for internship in the career of video game designer. For example: I may go to Sony a company in Video Games and Technology. Another example is Valve a full on video game computer who I personally will I can go to in the future.