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MAG Interactive appoints BAFTA award-winning art director to Brighton studio

BAFTA award-winning games artist Jules Langran has joined mobile games company MAG Interactive as art director at its Brighton studio.

She left her previous role as art director at Plug-In, where she was part of the team that won a BAFTA Children’s Award in the Interactive: Adaptive category.

Langran will help the studio to create a new product and build on its success as a leading mobile developer and publisher of casual mobile games, including Ruzzle and WordBrain, played by millions around the world.

Langran said: “I was very impressed with the ethos at MAG. It was clear that they cared about their employees just as much as they care about their games. I knew I would be valued as an artist and instantly made to feel part of the amazing and talented group of people at MAG. They give you time to be creative while at work and that is where the best ideas are forged.

“At MAG they have a flat hierarchy which means we work in autonomous teams where everyone is valued for their skills and we all have an input into the game we create as a team.”

David Amor, Chief Business Development Officer at MAG Interactive said: "We're so pleased to have an artist of Jules Langran's calibre to join the team and she's already doing great work designing the look and feel of MAG Brighton's next smash game. She's a really creative person to have around."

Langran added: “It was amazing to win the BAFTA! I’m very proud that we won the award for work that helped children feel less stressed about hospital visits. The BAFTA win was really a team effort and Rebecca Deakin, who also works as an artist at MAG Brighton, was also very involved in the game that earned us that prestigious award!”

Langran’s role will also include creating final art assets, animations, UI and FX which go into the new game.