Once in a great while, I get the chance to work with a person of genuine integrity, honesty, creativity & passion. Phil Goddard is one of those people. Open to new ideas, collaborative in approach, selfless and driven, Phil is one of the most consummate professionals I’ve had the pleasure to work with in my career. He’s a true leader who can build & run teams with aplomb. He never shortcuts and always keeps his focus on delivering AAA quality in all aspects of his work. I’d be lucky to work with him again.
Phil is a sharp, empathetic person who has a knack for understanding complex organisational structures. He works well under pressure by keeping calm, cool and collected, which in turn resonated well with the rest of the team. With Phil keeping check of situations, the project seemed to go along smoothly like a well-oiled machine. His ability to listen and make sure that people’s wellbeing was primary makes him, in my opinion, a great leader. Hope one day we cross paths and work together again!
Phil is an experienced professional and a highly insightful individual, a true leader in agile processes. His in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the business ensures a productive and inspirationally cooperative place of work. Possessing an acute eye for detail whether designing a simple but encompassing UI/UX or leading a complex multifaceted project, always delivering work of a consistent high quality.
Brief but intense collaboration during what Phil showed that he understands what new things are needed to succeed in bringing digital banking to life in the good way. Easy to deal with, listens and creates good collaboration environment.
I had the pleasure to work with Phil during his time at Dubit Limited, where he acted as a Product VP and Creative/UI Lead. Phil is the type of person you want to include in creative discussions, not only because of his well thought contributions, but also because he helps support and build ideas rather than tear them down – this is rarer than you might think!
He has an excellent understanding of quality user experience; this is evident from looking at the games he’s produced. From personally being a part of his team, hearing him provide direction and guidance, I can attest to Phil’s capability as a leader and director. Phil is also an extremely gifted UI designer, able to take inspiration from the smallest details and create distinctively, professional, gorgeous looking interfaces.
Most importantly, Phil inspires confidence and loyalty. He puts his team first and never asks for anything he is not willing to do himself. He strives for the very best and doesn’t stop until that goal is achieved.
Phil is a natural and one of the best in the business. I have been in the video game industry for over 16 years and during that time have come across only a handful of individuals, regardless of discipline, that understands all of the key gaming and creative business metrics associated with gaming quite like Mr. Goddard. Gaming, game design, gaming philosophy and gaming business come naturally to Phil. In fact, they are in Phil’s DNA! I had the pleasure to work with Phil for nearly two years on a seven figured commercial title and without his genius, the project would have never seen the light of day. Bringing an incredible creative talent to the table coupled with a strong business and management acumen, Phil’s intellect and talent helps to mitigate much of the risk in the commercial entertainment vertical. If I were running a video game studio, without pause I would hire Phil, hand him the keys and let him do what he does best…make money for the key stakeholders. I wholeheartedly recommend Phil on any endeavor related to gaming. He is a master of his craft and one of the few I can honestly say is one of the very best in the industry. He’s also a heck of a lot of fun to work with.