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 from a games perspective I was also previously very involved with BAFTA on the games committee for eight years 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 young people an understanding of how games can be designed, the roles of a designer, or any other topics that I'm passionate about or they'd love more information on. If you'd be interested in having me give a talk please don't hesitate to contact me.

On this website you can find a little information on the games that I have worked on professionally within a studio environment, alongside a variety of the weird and silly 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.

As well as working in a creative industry like games I endevour to be creative in as many ways possible, I'm an avid sewer who broke down a little on TV (I'm a good sewer I swear!) and I teach what I feel is a very creative exercise class in my spare time which is pole.

I like to think I spend a large portion of my time helping others because I feel it's the best way to make sure everyone is reaching their potential. Be that as a person who cares, wants to help them develop, know that they are being thought of or just as a friendly face. In my mind there are unlimited reasons towards helping others and I will always make time for people where I can, especially if I know them.

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

  • Great British Sewing Bee contestant (2023)
  • 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 follow me on social-media using the buttons on 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, I can also happily go more indepth on my released titles.