Ludia creates and distributes cross-platform interactive entertainment with mass consumer appeal.
Located in Montreal and founded by experienced industry players, Ludia's innovative and high-quality product portfolio consists of original and branded properties including, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?®, Family Feud®, Jurassic Park, Press Your Luck®, The Price Is Right®, Where's Waldo?® and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
For this edition of Ludians in the Spotligh, we would like to introduce you to Julie. She's a 2D artist at Ludia and she loves her work environment and what she does. Here's why...
What is your name and what do you do at Ludia?
Julie Bor, 2D Artist
Tell me about your career path
I was born in France and studied graphic and web design in a visual communication school there. I love drawing and being creative so this was the perfect career choice for me. When I moved to Quebec, one of my friends who worked at Ludia, told me about the company and how much he liked working there. I was always a fan of the video game industry so I applied and I’m still here today.
Tell me about your day to day at Ludia
As a 2D artist, I spend my days drawing and creating. I'm working on a game that’s not released yet but it's a really interesting project that allows me to explore several graphic styles. I like that; it allows me to do different things every day. Having new challenges motivates and drives me. I never get tired of doing what I do.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced on the job?
The challenge I faced was learning to adapt to a new technical language specific to the gaming industry. Before working at Ludia, I worked as a freelancer and in much smaller companies where the terms used were simpler, closer to everyday language.
What is the most enjoyable part of working at Ludia?
The people and the work environment. The gaming industry is a very creative milieu and the people who work in the field are friendly and dynamic. We have a very colorful and inclusive environment where employees can express themselves freely. I love being able to be who I am and dress the way I like. Another point I find important is the fact that at Ludia, employees are not treated like numbers. We feel like we’re part of a group and that we're contributing to the success of the company.
Tell me a fun fact about yourself OR one of your hidden talents
I have several tattoos and as a hobby, I asked a tattoo artist friend to show me the technique. I am fortunate to know many people who let me practice on them.