Catherine Woolley

A little about me

My name is Catherine Woolley and I have over fourteen years of experience as a game designer. I'm currently working at Media Molecule as a Senior Designer but have previously worked at The Chinese Room, Creative Assembly and EA Bright Light. Outside of work I'm also very involved with BAFTA from a games perspective and I will forever be a big advocate of Game Jams.

I love to encourage young people to think about the games industry as a career path, especially through being a STEM Ambassador and with BAFTA Young Game Designers. I enjoy giving talks at events or schools to provide people an understanding of how games can be designed, the roles of a designer, or any other topics that I'm passionate about. If you'd be interested in having me give a talk please don't hesitate to contact me.

On this website you can find information on the games that I have worked on professionally within a studio environment, alongside a variety of the game jams I have worked on, the latter with supporting images and executables that you can download, or if it's made in Dreams, the name of the creation.

If you have any questions about my work, game jams, what I do to support the industry or have any other enquires you are welcome to contact me.

Catherine Woolley

Awards & achievements

  • BAFTA Win and 7 nominations - Dreams (2020, 2022)
  • Top 100 Most Influential Women in Games (2019)
  • BAFTA Games Commitee Elected Member (2019-2023)
  • Graduate of the Last Decade (2017)
  • Women in Games Hall of Fame (2017)
  • Develop 30 under 30 (2017)
  • Women in Games Ambassador
  • STEM Ambassador
  • Game Developer Award - DevelopHER Awards (2016)
  • BAFTA Win and 6 nominations - Alien Isolation (2014)
  • MCV Top 30 Women in Games (2016)
  • BAFTA Breakthrough Brit (2015)
  • MCV's Top 100 Women in Games (2015)
  • Co-Opted member on the BAFTA Games Committee (2015-2019)
  • Chair for BAFTA Games Awards juries (2016-2022)
  • Participation in BAFTA Young Game Designer juries (2015-2023)
  • Participation in BAFTA Games Awards juries (2013-Present)
  • Top 100 UK Women in Video Games (2013)

Contact me

If you wish to get in contact me about anything, feel free to send me an e-mail, or following me on social-media using the buttons in the bottom left.


Alternatively you can view my work history via Linkedin, however if you would like a full CV with references and full employment history please send me a message requesting it.