Have you been planning a great escape since birth?
Then you might be destined to be an escape room designer!
What Kind Of Rooms You Ask?
Escape rooms are adventurous team games with four main parts:
You're locked in a room.
Search for clues.
Collaborate with teammates to solve puzzles.
Escape before the clock runs out!
Sounds a bit scary right? Well, that's part of the attraction.
Don't worry! You can do this with friends for fun. It's a great way to bond and hang out in person or virtually.
So What Skills Do You Need For The Job?
Designers come from all kinds of backgrounds, from carpenters, and engineers, to self-taught gadget makers and puzzle solvers. So you don't need any particular training to be an escape room designer.
The main skills you need are:
A passion for puzzles
A flair for storytelling
A willingness to learn and try new things
A love for mystery
Solve the riddle: What's always in front of you but you can never see it?
What Does An Escape Room Designer Do?
They create settings and themes.
They determine how players discover clues.
They design puzzles and game flow.
They make sure players have a great time!
How Do You Break Into The Business?
A global love of escape rooms has fueled a booming industry that has grown over 80% in the last 7 years in the US alone.
The career of an escape room designer is entrepreneurial and you have to be adventurous and carve out your own path.
Here are some ways others built careers:
Get experience working at an escape room and apprentice with the design teams.
Build your own escape room wherever you can to get practice.
Enter escape room competitions and get noticed.
Design virtual escape rooms and sell them at online marketplaces.
What can I expect to earn?
The national average salary for an escape room designer is $60,174 in Canada.
The national average salary for an escape room designer is $64,307 in the United States.