- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
Ubisoft Toronto Inc.
224 Wallace Avenue. M6H 1V7
Location of position: Toronto, Ontario
Ubisoft is committed to enriching players’ lives with original & memorable entertainment experiences. We build worlds that are a playground for the imagination, offering moments of surprise, fun and adventure as well as opportunities for learning and self-discovery. At Ubisoft, you’ll grow and collaborate with highly talented teams from around the world. Our massively friendly work environment will inspire you to go above and beyond to create worlds people will fall in love with. Whether as an elite spy, a master assassin, or a fearless explorer, we put the player at the heart of all our games.
Established in 2010, Ubisoft Toronto is a diverse and vibrant team on a collective mission to create what’s next in AAA open world games. In 2018, the studio shipped Far Cry 5 in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal, and its first new IP created from the ground-up in Toronto, Starlink: Battle for Atlas. Ubisoft Toronto shipped its first lead production, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Blacklist™, to critical acclaim in 2013 and has contributed to multiple award-winning Ubisoft brands including: Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, Watch Dogs®, and For HonorTM.
In 2018, Ubisoft Toronto was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the fourth consecutive year, one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, and one of GamesIndustry.biz Best Places to Work.
As the Creative Director, you will develop the game’s overall vision (message and player experience). The creative director will orient the different production specialities so as to create interactive and entertainment elements that support the vision.
Type of Position: Permanent, full-time.
The main and routine tasks of the Creative Director are to:
Collaborate with the producer so as to define the game’s vision and scope;
Understand the firm’s strategic intentions for the product and work towards achieving them;
Define the vision and establish the foundations of the game (meaning, experience, context);
Direct the work of the core team so that the project’s creative vision is included in all of the different aspects of production (artistic, design, and programming);
Consistently validate the coherence and quality of the game;
Be the spokesperson for the game’s vision within the team and for the press and corporate management;
With the producer, determine the production scope priorities and eventual adjustments;
Carry out all other related tasks.
Bachelor’s degree or College diploma in game design or equivalent.
Minimum 5 years’ experience as a game designer (experience in supervising a creative team a significant asset) or equivalent.
Be a positive leader;
Strong creative skills;
Ability to listen;
Ability to communicate efficiently (spoken and written)
Vast general culture;
Ability to make decisions;
Ability to delegate and trust in the skills of others.
· Competitive Salary
· Comprehensive Benefits Package:
o Disability Insurance
o Dental Insurance
o Extended medical insurance
o (Optional) RRSP contribution
o Bonus (If Applicable)
Why Ubisoft Toronto?
Scored by The Economist as the Best City to Live, our studio is located in the trendy Junction Triangle located in West Toronto, close to TTC, the hottest bars and restaurants, and excellent coffee shops. We celebrate successes as a team at our monthly UbiBash events, and invite our families to events throughout the year including our annual Kids Holiday Party and Summer BBQ. We give back to help make our community better through our team volunteer days and fundraising activities. We hold regular game jams to fuel our team’s creativity. Ubisoft Toronto conducts annual performance reviews to help our team develop their careers and grow with our studio, and provides 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, flexible days, on-site Yoga and Bootcamp classes, fresh fruit, Life Drawing classes, as well as spontaneous team
About the company
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands. The teams throughout Ubisoft's worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms.