Video Game Designer

What Does A Video Game Designer Do?

A video game designer designs all of the features of a video game, including all story lines and character biographies.


How Do I Become A Video Game Designer?

There is no strict educational requirement to obtain this position, but applicants will be better off if they have a college degree in computer science, game design, or game development.  In addition, having knowledge of programming, various scripting languages, and 3D modeling software would be very helpful.

What is the Average Salary For A Video Game Designer?

High – 101,000
Median – 62,000
Low – 38,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Video Game Designer?

  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • 3D Design & Modeling

What Is The Work Environment For A Video Game Designer?

Designers will likely work in an office setting within a team environment.  Some may work on their own as consultants.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada
  • Payscale