Learn about the types of people who become video game designers. This page goes into detail about the ethnic and gender ratio of the workplace.


Ethnic Minority Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of video game designers are White, making up 45% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish, making up 12% and 12% respectively.


Employment Type Mix, 2019

61% of video game designers work in full-time roles while 39% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2019

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a video game designer. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming video game designers at a ratio of 3.43 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2019

18% of video game designers are female and 82% are male.


Gender Bias, 2019

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a video game designer and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a video game designer and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more women interested in becoming a video game designer than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.