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.
Ludians are not just a group of individuals who work together; they are also a community of people who share similar interests and a common space. Our work environment is not limited to our studio. We are fortunate to be located in an area that offers many different activities. In addition to being in constant effervescence, it’s an inspiring place overflowing with creativity. It’s not surprising that other video game studios, video production studios and art galleries have chosen to set up shop there. You want to know why Ludians love their work environment? It's simple ...
The best of both worlds: The Old Port is like being in nature right in the middle of the city. Once you step outside of our studio, it's a 2 minute walk to the waterfront. It's the perfect setting to take a walk at lunch with colleagues or go for a jog. You can even stop along the way for a paleta.
A gym in our back yard: Our studio is located next to the bike path, which is convenient because several Ludians ride their bicycle to work. Since health is an important part of our corporate culture, we encourage our employees to be active. It's the perfect way to combine business with pleasure.
Neighborhood life: While making your way to the studio, it's impossible not to feel inspired. From building architecture to artists who have set up their kiosks near Place Jacques-Cartier, there is always something around to fuel our creativity.
The pleasures of food: Forgetting your lunch is not a problem when you work close to several delicious restaurants. During the summer, even more choices are available to us because of the food trucks. There are also many parks close by where we can eat outside and enjoy the weather.
A feast for the senses: The Old Port has a number of museums and festivals. Whether it's music, history, archaeology, cooking or fitness and well-being that interests Ludians, there's definitely something for everyone.