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Art Director in Toronto, Canada

  • Ubisoft
  • Full time
  • Intership
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  • Toronto, Canada
  • 06/12/2020
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Ubisoft Toronto Inc.

224 Wallace Avenue. M6H 1V7

Toronto, Ontario


Location of position: Toronto, Ontario


Our Mission

Ubisoft is committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. We create worlds where people can express themselves, explore, and discover new possibilities.


Ubisoft Toronto was founded in 2010 and has contributed to many award-winning Ubisoft brands including: Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, For HonorTM, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®, and Watch Dogs®. In 2018, the team at Ubisoft Toronto developed its first new IP, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, and is leading development of Watch Dogs: Legion. Ubisoft Toronto is one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2020.


Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling game-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas have a chance to shine and everyone is eager to share knowledge.


Challenge accepted? Join us and Create the Unknown.


On being an Art Director at Ubisoft Toronto
As an Art Director at UbiTO, you will be at the helm of the creation of a rich, captivating, meaningful world players will immerse themselves in. You are fundamental to a game’s development: a member of the core team, the connection between the creative vision and the artists, the voice of the art team, and a brand ambassador.


You are a visionary who motivates, inspires, and supports an artistic team to transform concept to reality. As an empathetic leader, you not only provide your team with guidance but you let their encouraged ideas shape the artistic direction you set. You have the talent and known expertise to jump in and help produce visual content that is aligned with the creative vision and is, of course, AAA+ quality.


Thanks to your exceptional presentation skills, you can communicate your artistic vision to the brand management team to share with the public. You provide the visual guidelines for promotional material, ensuring consistency and bringing the in-game world to life.


Type of Position: Permanent, full-time.


What you’ll do

  • Work with the producer and core creative team to define the vision of a game.
  • Partner with lead artists to develop the artistic tone (set the ambiance; explore locations, key moments, emotional contrasts, characters, etc.). 
  • Create the visual style guide of a game (put together mood boards, references, and descriptions).
  • Coordinate and oversee the art team throughout production.
  • Find balance between artistic aspects and technical constraints. 
  • Provide leadership and constructive feedback to achieve quality.
  • Collaborate with members of interdependent teams in all stages of development.
  • Participate in recruitment to build the artistic team & foster their growth.


What it takes to make it

  • A college diploma in Fine Arts or equivalent (undergraduate degree an asset)
  • At least 5 years of leadership experience in the video game industry
  • Must have shipped a minimum of 1-2 AAA games
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and 3D software (e.g. 3DS Max)
  • Understanding of art fundamentals and artistic culture
  • A highly creative, collaborative, and empathetic spirit  
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, communication, interpersonal, presentation, and mentorship skills
  • Ability to accept feedback and adapt to it
  • A willingness to roll up your sleeves to get the job done!


What to send our way

  • Your CV, highlighting your education, experience, skills, and any games shipped
  • A portfolio of your best work (provide a link to your personal website or online portfolio)


We Offer:

·         Competitive Salary

·         Comprehensive Benefits Package:

o    Disability Insurance

o    Dental Insurance

o    Extended medical insurance

o    (Optional) RRSP contribution

o    Relocation Assistance

o    Bonus (If Applicable)


Why Ubisoft Toronto?

Located in Toronto's up-and-coming Junction Triangle neighbourhood since 2010, Ubisoft Toronto is a studio full of passionate and experienced game developers focused on making innovative and exciting games.  With over 35 languages spoken, Ubisoft Toronto is as diverse as the booming city it calls home. At Ubisoft Toronto, we are passionate about positive culture. We host monthly team celebrations, organize events for employees and their families, and we offer a variety of health and wellness initiatives like on-site yoga, on-site occupational therapists, flexible days, and an abundance of fresh fruit to promote a balanced life. 

Ubisoft Toronto conducts annual performance reviews to help our team develop their careers and grow with our studio, and we provide the opportunity for salary increases annually as part of the performance review process. Ubisoft Toronto also offers a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training, and career development.

Join us and see for yourself why Ubisoft is rated one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People multiple years running!


Join Us!

At Ubisoft Toronto, we look for people who are excited to create the future of games in one of the most diverse cities in the world. We believe that embracing our differences helps us build stronger creative teams and develop better games for all players.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome applications from all interested candidates. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous people, racialized people, neurodivergent people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation for people with disability upon request.

If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for? Apply to join us now!

We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Ubisoft is a creator of worlds, committed to enriching players' lives with original and memorable gaming experiences.

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