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Our Mission

Ubisoft’s 19,000 team members, working across more than 40 locations worldwide, are bound by a shared 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. Ubisoft is an equal opportunity employer that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are vital in creating worlds where players and teams can thrive and express themselves. If you are excited about solving game-changing challenges, cutting-edge technologies, and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown.

Our Studio

Ubisoft Toronto is one of the most significant development studios within Ubisoft, employing talented developers worldwide. We create worlds and tell stories that grip you, inspire you and challenge you. Since opening in 2010, we have shipped innovative game projects on Ubisoft’s most prominent brands: Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, For Honor and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.

We recently launched Far Cry 6, the most ambitious Far Cry game to date, featuring the talented Giancarlo Esposito as Anton Castillo. Our studio has also led the development of the newest game in the Watch Dogs franchise – Watch Dogs: Legion (2020), a stand out for its tech and design work, play as anyone gameplay in an open world, and rich and detailed rendition of a future London. Starlink: Battle for Atlas (2018) was Ubisoft Toronto’s first new IP, which seamlessly blended physical and digital gameplay. Splinter Cell Blacklist was the first title released by Ubisoft Toronto in 2013. We have an exciting roadmap of projects for the future and can’t wait to share more details.

Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling industry-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft Toronto, we constantly strive to get better, be better and do better – embracing innovative ideas, exploring new technologies, and working together courageously and collaboratively.

Job Description

On being a Lead UI Artist at Ubisoft Toronto

As a Lead UI Artist at UbiTO, you will be both a hands-on developer and a vision-holding mentor as you work with a team of UI artists to transform high-level gameplay ideas into functional UI designs which meet our artistic and cognitive goals. You will oversee and coordinate your team in building and integrating the visuals that smoothly guide players as they navigate a game. Thanks to your understanding of the UI development process along with its (at times, many) technical and artistic constraints, you are go-to person for advice and a point of contact for all of production. You’re able to adapt the UI vision to support and enhance art and design changes if they happen, step in to coach your team, find solutions to setbacks, and make use of space to create a seamless and intuitive gameplay experience for players to enjoy.

Type of Position: Permanent, full-time.

What you’ll do:

  • Partner with core team members to understand the game’s overall vision, art direction, visual identity and accessibility features.

  • Interface with Art and game direction to create, develop, and eventually deploy a vision of the game's interface which seamlessly blends artistic sensibility with design intentions and cognitive parameters.

  • Participate in prototyping to experiment with designs & explore opportunities.

  • Support your team in creating interface assets (menus, animation, HUD, icons, buttons, world maps, etc.).

  • Meet with your UI artists to assign tasks, establish priorities, discuss progress, provide feedback, etc.

  • Find balance between artistic aspects and technical constraints & find solutions to fix buggy features.

  • Integrate interface assets using our proprietary tools and engines, with the help of programmers.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (design, art, animation, etc.) to ensure consistency to achieve quality.

  • Carry out the annual evaluations of your UI artists.

  • Stay up to date on UI best practices, tools, and trends to refine your skills & refresh your knowledge.

  • Participate in recruitment to build your UI team & foster their growth.

Qualifications

What it takes to make it:

  • A college diploma in Digital Media, Computational Arts, Graphic Design, or equivalent (undergraduate degree an asset)

  • At least 5 years of visual design experience or related experience + 2 years of leadership experience

  • Knowledge of design tools (Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects), game engines (e.g. Unity or Unreal), game limitations, and prototyping tools *

  • Solid understanding of usability principals & information architecture

  • A highly empathetic, creative, collaborative, and innovative spirit

  • Excellent mentorship, communication, organizational, time management, interpersonal, and presentation skills

  • Flexibility and a whole lot of resourcefulness

  • Motivation to reach out for feedback and adapt to it

  • A sharp eye for UX design + a passion for visual communication

*Knowledge of project management software (e.g. Jira), 3D software (e.g. 3DS Max or Maya) + familiarity with scripting language and shader writing = very nice to have

What to send our way:

  • Your CV, highlighting your education, experience, and skills

  • A portfolio of your best work, showcasing your UI skills (attach images or send us a link to your personal website or online portfolio)

Additional Information

We Offer:

  • A hybrid, flexible work model

  • Six weeks of vacation

  • An enhanced parental leave program

  • Comprehensive Total Rewards Package:

    • Disability Insurance

    • Dental Insurance

    • Extended medical insurance

    • (Optional) RRSP contribution

    • Relocation Assistance

    • Bonus (If Applicable)

Life at Ubisoft

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 individuality helps us build stronger creative teams and develop better games for all players.

When you’re a member of our team, your professional development is a priority. You’ll have opportunities to be challenged, learn and grow in your role. Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible within game development while working with Ubisoft’s most powerful technologies – from game engines to performance capture and more. Annual performance reviews and salary increases will help you further your career and grow with our studio. We also offer hybrid remote work options, six weeks of vacation for all employees, an enhanced parental leave program, a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training and career development.

We celebrate the big and small moments together – with virtual events, get togethers, giveaways and more. In addition to our “right to disconnect” philosophy, the studio offers a variety of health and wellness initiatives including yoga, an on-site gym, flexible work hours, and other programs to create a better, sustainable work environment for our teams.

We encourage you to read our Code of Conduct prior to applying. It is our collective responsibility at Ubisoft Toronto to maintain a respectful and inclusive work environment, and be the best possible place to work and grow. Knowing and respecting our Code of Conduct’s principles and guidelines is key to achieving that goal. Join Us! At Ubisoft Toronto, we believe diversity is our studio’s biggest strength. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of our player community, is inclusive and respectful of the individuality of our team and embodies our core values – trust, integrity, excellence and care.

We encourage applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQIA+. If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for?

Ubisoft Toronto is committed to providing accommodations for accessibility upon request.

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

Additional Information

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

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