Cinematic Designer



Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Cinematic Designer

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada


Requisition Number:181793
Can this position be remote?: No

We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.


EA is a world-renowned entertainment leader, creating top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences enjoyed by players all over the world. EA artists aim to create characters, performances, scenery, moods and experiences that suspend disbelief and emotionally connect with players.

EA Create is currently looking for a Cinematic Designer to join our team in assisting BioWare on Dragon Age: Dreadwolf. EA Create is known to partner with AAA studios such as BioWare, Respawn, and Maxis, and assist on the critically acclaimed Madden and FIFA franchises. This is your opportunity to be part of a collaborative group with team members all over the world and have your work shown to millions of viewers, players, peers, and industry professionals.

You would report to a director within the Animation team and be responsible for designing and creating cinematic moments that move the story. You will work with partners in multiple disciplines, locations, and departments to develop quality entertainment that will immerse our players. In the end, the look of a game is one of the most significant factors contributing to the success of the game.

Role Requirements:

  • 3+ years of professional game design experience or equivalent industry experience as a layout / previsualization artist.
  • 1+ shipped titles in a cinematic, animation, or narrative design capacity.
  • Reliable internet service to work remotely.
  • Familiarity with one or more game engine tools.
  • Working knowledge of Maya / MotionBuilder.
  • Experience with cinematic language, frame composition, pacing, tone, and narrative structure.
  • Understanding of branching dialogue and RPG interaction mechanics.

Role Expectations:

  • Ensure cinematics are presented in compelling and immersive ways.
  • Autonomously create cinematics from block-out to polish within our interactive narrative systems
  • Script engaging interactive in-game conversations and cinematic moments.
  • Work within an existing animation library to create compelling action and emotionally motivated moments between characters.
  • Uphold established cinematic standards across the game and broader IP to maintain a design language.
  • Manage the scope and budget of assigned tasks to meet project deadlines without jeopardizing the players’ experience.
  • Participate in reviews, stand-ups, playtests, and work across departments.
  • Be collaborative, receive feedback, and constructively critique peers.


The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these locations. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.


• British Columbia (depending on location e.g. Vancouver vs. Victoria):
º $63,350 - $98,800 CAN Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including vacation (3 weeks per year to start), 10 days per year of sick time, and after 3 months of service - extended health/dental/vision coverage and basic life insurance.

About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.