Environment Art Director - EA SPORTS FC

EA Vancouver

EA Vancouver

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023

Multiple Locations: Vancouver, BC, Canada • Montreal, QC, Canada

Requisition Number:179405
Can this position be remote?: Yes

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.

About the Organization: EA is one of the most iconic brands in entertainment with nearly 30 years of innovation, passion, and connection of millions of players across the globe to their favorite video games IP. We are assembling a team with the purpose of constructing a novel and immersive experience. This is your opportunity to join this new team that will shape the future of interactive entertainment.

About our team: We are starting a new team composed of a mixture of veterans of EA/EA SPORTS and new talent from across industries. With some of the most valuable IP in the world, and the resources EA has to offer, we have access to the capabilities needed to deliver amazing new experiences for an expanded audience of players worldwide..

About the role: Reporting to the Senior Art Director, the Environment art Director will help define the artistic style and overall look of the game's environments. You will collaborate with the creative team, including artists, designers, and developers, to ensure that our game world is visually stunning, cohesive, and consistent with the game's vision. You are down to earth and eager to work in a collaborative environment.


  • Collaborate with the Art Director to establish a cohesive visual language and build a new sandbox open world environment.
  • Understand the style and quality bar for the engaging project and be accountable for the quality and efficiency of the environment art delivery.
  • Partnered with your designer peers to build an exciting and gameplay-dense world.
  • Support the Art Director in the style guide and feedback processes.
  • Established technical guidelines with your technical partner and make sure that your team will deliver optimal content.
  • You will provide creative brief and give clear direction to your several collaborators (internal and external).
  • Partnered with management and ensure that the deliverables deadlines are respected.
  • Ensure that your collaborator are in touch with the latest trends, methodology and technology.
  • Work as a craft leader to strengthen the local art team's capabilities and expertise. Plan, organize, and introduce training that fits the team.
  • Work as a people manager to support career growth and provide mentorship for the team members. Provide performance assessments for the environment artists.

Required Skills/Personal Requirements:

  • 10+ years of open world creation experience.
  • 10+years of team leader and people manager experience.
  • Familiar with AAA environment art production and understands the common expectations and limitations of the mainstream production pipeline. Understand PBR processes, shaders, physics, and optimization, and has adequate game engine experience.
  • Have good environment skills and can create believable environment content for multiple subject matters (e.g., buildings, props, hard surfaces, organic, vegetation, level composition).
  • A portfolio that illustrates your range of creativity
  • You will be remote-friendly.

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.