Senior Lighting Artist - XDefiant

Jul 22, 2023
Saguenay, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

As a Senior Lighting Artist at Ubisoft Saguenay, you will add the last layer of detail to beautify 3D environments and craft a cohesive, vibrant, and immersive world. Every choice you make, from colour to contrast, influences and inspires emotions and encourages players to engage in what will be a memorable gameplay experience.

With an artistic yet technical eye, you seamlessly and strategically manipulate lighting to draw the players’ eyes to key areas and subtly show them the way. You are the players’ silent travel companion, – their intuition, even – helping them navigate while experiencing the moods and ambiances you’ve created.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate with the art team to develop the look and feel of a game;
  • Find visual references based on the artistic and technical directions;
  • Set up light sources to support narrative elements and gameplay progression;
  • Light game environments, characters, and cinematics to direct the players’ attention, set the emotional tone, communicate atmosphere and plot details, etc.;
  • Balance artistic aspects with technical constraints;
  • Document and share your lighting design knowledge and best practices;
  • Refine your integrated lighting effects based on feedback received from interdependent teams, debugging when need be.

What you bring

  • A diploma in Fine Art, Visual Effects, or equivalent (undergraduate degree an asset);
  • Experience in lighting, texturing, image processing, or other relevant experience (photography, computer graphics, or pre-rendering an asset);
  • Knowledge of 2D art tools (e.g. Photoshop) and familiarity with 3D software (e.g. 3DS Max) + game engines (e.g. Unity or Unreal);
  • A solid understanding of art fundamentals (composition, space, colour theory, form, etc.);
  • Ability to accept feedback and adapt to it;
  • Excellent observation, communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
  • A creative and collaborative spirit;
  • Aesthetic sensitivity and a keen eye for even the subtlest of details!

What to send our way

  • Your CV highlighting your education, experience, skills and, if applicable, your delivered games;
  • Link towards your portfolio/demo.

Working at Ubisoft means

  • A hybrid and flexible work mode, 6 weeks of vacation in your first year, an enriched parental leave, a Ubi gym directly in our offices, a complete group insurance program, access to complete Dialogue telemedicine services, an RRSP with a contribution from Ubisoft, an advantageous bonus program, concrete measures to ensure the right to disconnect, the option of working part-time and much more. Click here for all the details.
  • Joining a team of 21,000 Ubisoft employees working across more than 40 locations around the world, are boundby a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their dedication  and talent have brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come;
  • Working for an equal opportunity employer, where diversity is a priority. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or health status.
  • Working as a team to enrich players’ lives through unique and memorable gaming experiences and by improving the positive impacts of our games. To get there, we are creating a safer, more inclusive work environment, we are giving back to the communities where Ubisoft operates by working with local non-profit partners and by working to reduce the environmental impact of our business.