Associate Art Director

Jul 02, 2022
Sherbrooke, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

When you’re an Assistant Art Director at Ubi Sherbrooke, your role is centred around inspiration: from the top-down and the bottom-up.

After inspiring the overall artistic vision of a game, you define the direction of its characters or environments. And then empower a group of artists to see it through.

Though you communicate a clear direction, you stay open to its evolution, fostering an environment of creative freedom that allows every artist to come up with ideas that fit the feel of the game and enhance its visual identity.

Throughout production, you shift your focus from the micro-details to the big picture, keeping an eye on how everything comes together and holds as a whole. The ultimate goal? A rich, cohesive, immersive world for players to discover.

What you’ll do

  • Work closely with the art director to help develop the artistic vision of the game.
  • Brainstorm and research to set the artistic direction of your area of ownership (environment or characters).
  • Collaborate with concept artists to translate ideas into inspirational and relevant references and moodboards.
  • Present and explain concepts to artists to connect them to the vision and orient them.
  • Regularly meet with your team to give (and receive) feedback, share suggestions, set benchmarks, find balance between artistic aspects and technical constraints, etc.
  • Team up with other directors to review and validate in-game content to achieve quality + ensure a consistent, unified direction.
  • Stay on top of overall progress, making sure that the art, narrative, design, and tech support each other.

What you bring

  • A solid understanding of art fundamentals (lighting, composition, architecture, anatomy, proportion, etc.), artistic culture (photography, movies, books, comics, etc.) & video game culture
  • Knowledge of game engines (e.g. Unity or Unreal) and their limitations, 2D art tools (e.g. Photoshop), and 3D software (e.g. 3DS Max, Maya, or ZBrush)
  • A degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Multimedia, or equivalent
  • Around 5 years of art-related experience in the video game industry (or other relevant experience) + 2 years of leadership
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Open-mindedness: you’re receptive to new ideas and fresh perspectives
  • Effective cross-departmental communication: you have the know-how to comfortably communicate with all disciplines (programming, design, animation, and so on)

What to send our way

  • Your CV highlighting your experience, education, skills, and any games shipped
  • Feel free to share a portfolio of your best work (attach images or send us a link to your personal website or online portfolio).

About Ubisoft Sherbrooke

Ubisoft Sherbrooke is a multidisciplinary team of passionate people. Joining us means being part of a close-knit and welcoming family. It also means working in a human-sized studio where flexibility and interaction are the order of the day. We care about our people and our way of doing things.

Between the magnificent nature that surrounds the studio and the trendy and invigorating life of the Estrie region, there's no need to compromise: family life, the outdoors, restaurants, outings with friends... joining Ubisoft Sherbrooke also means discovering an urban-casual lifestyle!   

We're looking for committed creators and forward-looking talents who want to take on challenges as a team.  

Interested? We're waiting for you!

At Ubisoft, you can come as you are. We embrace diversity in all its forms. We’re committed to fostering a work environment that is inclusive and respectful of all differences.

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