Development veteran to oversee art and design departments at Diner Dash firm

PlayFirst promotes Tom Hall to co-head of mobile studio

Mobile developer PlayFirst has promoted senior director of design Tom Hall to VP of creative and co-head of the studio.

Hall first joined the Diner Dash developer in April earlier this year and will now oversee the company’s design and art departments. He will run the studio alongisde PlayFirst co-head and VP of marketing and product management Becky Ann Hughes.

“Tom Hall is a natural creative leader,” said PlayFirst CEO Marco DeMiroz.

“He brings great energy and incredible design vision and skills to the team, and his promotion is a recognition of his major contributions to our success in a very short timeframe.”

Hall has previously worked as creative director at Loop Drop, before forming his own studio Pieces of Fun and running a Kickstarter campaign for game creation tool Worlds of Wander.

Prior to that, the development veteran worked on a number of titles including Doom, Wolfenstein and Commander Keen, as well as a plethora of other titles.

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