WISE Computing Award Sponsored by Goldman Sachs

Joanna Haslam

Senior Designer, Snap Finger Click

Jo has been a game designer for 11 years. Following her graduation from Sussex University with a first-class BSc in Computer Science and an MA Digital Media, she started out in the games industry on the BAFTA award-winning Buzz! franchise. She has since been a designer on Kinect Nat Geo TV, It’s Quiz Time, and several mobile titles including Furby BOOM!, Enigma Express, and the official Fantastic Beasts game.

Jo has participated in many gaming events as a speaker and mentor at Develop in 2016, NI Screen’s Game Development Seminar in 2017, and Pixels and Prosecco – an evening of tech knowledge-sharing with all-women speakers – in 2018. Jo has a passion for social gaming and strives to bring something unique to every game she works on. She currently works as the Design Director making console games for multiplayer and interactive streaming at Brighton-based Snap Finger Click.

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