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- No Education
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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 growing and diverse team on a collective mission to create what’s next in AAA open world games. The studio announced its first new IP at E3 2017, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, an all-new, action-adventure game where players assemble customizable controller-mounted starships and launch into epic, interplanetary adventures. The Toronto team is also hard at work on Far Cry 5 in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal. The studio shipped its first lead production, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Blacklist™, to critical acclaim in 2013. Since then, the Toronto team has contributed to multiple award-winning Ubisoft brands including: Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, Watch Dogs®, and For HonorTM.
Ubisoft Toronto was honoured in 2017 as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the second consecutive year.
As the Lighting Artist, you will work within our multi-discipline art team to light the game world as well as create mood and atmosphere that is in keeping with the Art direction of the game. You will be expected to master the engine and tools in order to maintain a consistently high quality level while ensuring artistic and technical constraints are respected.
Type of Position: Permanent, full-time.
The main and routine tasks of the Lighting Artist are to:
Work with the Artistic Director and Art Leads to develop the visual style and validate the quality of the lighting.
Know the game documents so as to be aware of the experience that we aim to offer players.
Define workflows and create visual benchmarks.
Be familiar with the visual references so as to respect the artistic direction of the project and be able to make suggestions regarding atmosphere and lighting.
Design lighting systems that will support both visual style and gameplay.
Verify the quality of the lighting in game and make any necessary changes.
Correct the lighting bugs entered by testers so as to eliminate anomalies.
Maintain a consistently high quality level while ensuring artistic and technical constraints are respected.
Provide feedback on developing lighting pipelines and tools.
Track and report progress regularly.
Carry out all other related tasks.
College diploma in video game development or equivalent.
Minimum 5 years’ experience lighting for games.
Strong understanding of art fundamentals and design including composition and colour theory.
Solid technical knowledge of how to create run time lighting in game engines.
Passion for playing and creating video games.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Good communication skills and ability to accept critique and adapt to change.
High level of creativity, autonomy and initiative.
· 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
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.