PlayStack hires Charlie Hasdell as new Creative Director

Charlie Hasdell, Creative Director

Charlie Hasdell, Creative Director

As an essential move in ensuring the ongoing high quality benchmark for its game portfolio, PlayStack is pleased to announce the expansion of its creative team with the key hire of Charlie Hasdell as Creative Director.

Charlie brings more than two decades of industry experience to PlayStack, including his role as Creative Director at Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe and as a pivotal creative on the multimillion-selling SingStar franchise.

Harvey Elliott, CEO of PlayStack, said: “Charlie is an indispensable collaborator who is able to bring together creative and technical staff with invaluable insights into both disciplines. These skills allow him to innovate across a broad range of technologies from virtual reality and augmented reality to mobile devices and console hardware. With his experience and insight, he is able to give new direction and purpose to numerous projects.”

He continued: “Having first worked with Charlie seventeen years ago, I saw first-hand his passion and creative eye towards the development process. It’s a real pleasure to be able to work with Charlie again now, learning how his capabilities have grown, and seeing him contribute those talents towards the future of PlayStack.”

Charlie said of his new role; “It’s fantastic to be working with Harvey again after all these years. I always found him to be an approachable, charismatic and diplomatic leader with a keen eye on what it takes to make a successful game. It gives me great pleasure to bring my skills and expertise to the amazing talent within the PlayStack family.”


PlayStack is a new breed of publisher bringing world class expertise and a drive to support and promote innovative games from the next generation of game developers. PlayStack offers end-to-end funding, publishing expertise, and tech to build a strong gamer audience and community to empower developers.

Edgar Khoo