Meet Joanna Haslam -
Joanna Haslam

Joanna Haslam

Design Director Snap Finger Click


Joanna Haslam is an award-winning game designer with years of experience in the industry. She understands the importance of engaging the target audience while keeping a title accessible and enjoyable to gamers of all abilities. She appreciates the balance between creative and commercial requirements, ensuring the design is tight but at the highest quality, it can be. She is passionate about games that are interesting and different and strives to bring a fresh and unique aspect to any project she's part of.

She is a senior designer with 11 years of experience in the games industry and has shipped 17 titles (including AAA) spanning across all major console and mobile platforms. She has experience with publishers and platform holders including Sony, Microsoft, Warner Bros., Hasbro, LucasArts & Disney. She is accomplished in pitching, design documentation, and game balancing and has worked on prominent IP such as JK Rowling's Wizarding World, Star Wars, National Geographic, Buzz!, and Furby.

Joanna is active at gaming events having spoken at Develop 2016, Northern Ireland Screen's Game Development Seminar in 2017, Pixels and Prosecco in 2018, and the Careers Fair in 2011. She took part in BAFTA Career Surgeries at EGX 2014 and UKIE Careers Bar at EGX Rezzed 2017, where she chatted with young people about the games industry and my experiences. She has also exhibited at the GEEK, Insomnia, and EGX gaming festivals.

In 2018, she has won the DevelopHER Award for Innovation for her work on Snap Finger Click's Live Show technology. In 2019, she won the Computing Award at the WISE Awards. She is also a finalist for the Game Design Award at Game Dev Heroes in 2019.

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