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Ivory Tower
10 rue Marteret
69100 Villeurbanne

Date : 04.02.2020
Reference : AFJV-EINF493-17379

Ivory Tower

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has development studios in 28 countries and sells video games in more than 55 countries around the globe. We are committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to players. In our studio in Lyon, we are working on brands like The Crew, The Crew 2.

Art Director H/F

Fixed term contract Lyon (69)

Position Duties

As our Art Director, you will translate the vision to artistic assets, establish the artistic direction and create the visual style of the game. You are responsible for ensuring that visual elements are of highest quality. You will also act as visionary who inspires, motivates and supports the art team. Your work will include diving into the unknown and exploring different exciting possibilities.

Core responsibilities :
  • Define, hold and drive the project's artistic vision in line with the overall creative direction for the game
  • Create a unified and consistent visual style for the game
  • Drive the creation of art and ensure that a unified vision is maintained and that artists have clear benchmarks for asset production
  • Lead the delivery of high-quality art assets under technical and production constrains
  • Be an active mentor and role model for the art team. Work to maintain morale and create an atmosphere of creativity and enthusiasm.
  • Keep informed about latest advances in game art technique and technology
  • Working with tech stakeholders

Candidate Profile

  • 10+ years of experience in crafting video game art / having shipped a game is a plus
  • 5 years as a lead artist or art director
  • Is experienced in people management (at least a team of 5 people) and has excellent leadership skills
  • Possess a deep understanding of technical art tools and best practices (strong 2D and 3D art skills)
  • Good Knowledge of 3DSMax, Maya, ZBrush and Substance Painter
  • Knows how to positively influence and motivate others and communicates with assertiveness a nd impact
  • Ability to revise the work done by others and suggest improvements if necessary
  • Ability to present his/her ideas, communicate the artistic direction, and provide constructive criticism
  • Excellent artistic judgement
  • Understanding of fundamental art theory including principles of color, light, composition and anatomy
  • Great communication (and in English) and presentation skills combined with a positive attitude
  • Natural curiosity and creativity with the ability to explore new ideas and learn from others

Additional Information

  • Remuneration according to the experience
  • Vacation bonus
  • Profit-sharing and participation agreement
  • Four free games and eight concert tickets with discount per year

Ubisoft Ivory Tower is committed to creating an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our player community. We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.


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