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.
If you enjoyed learning about Ludians and what makes them so special, you'll be happy to know that, once again this year, we'll be bringing you more "Ludians in the Spotlight". Did you ever wonder what a motion designer does? Take a few minutes to read about Étienne's day to day and find out!
What is your name and what do you do at Ludia?
Étienne Cossette, motion designer
Tell me about your career path
When I was 14, I learned to use Flash by myself and I spent hours creating animations of "Stickman". Being passionate about animation, I knew right away what I wanted to study. In CEGEP, I studied multimedia and in university, I did a Bachelor’s degree in 3D creation. After graduating, I worked for one year and a half for a small advertising company before becoming a Ludian.
Tell me about your day to day at Ludia
At Ludia, I create 2D and 3D animations, user interface animations and special effects for the games I work on. The challenge is to design cool animations while taking into account the technical constraints of games on mobile platforms.
What part of your job do you like the most?
I love being part of a team! Communication is a big part of my job. I need to be in close contact with my colleagues in order to produce coherent animations or to solve technical problems.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced on the job?
My work requires a lot of attention to detail. I have to name, organize, and sort my files accurately. I also have to document every step taken in order for programmers to quickly understand how to integrate my animations into the game. One single mistake can slow down the entire team.
What is the most enjoyable part of working at Ludia?
The warm atmosphere of small work teams. I also love the bagels, the weekly happy hour and the pool table in the lounge!
Do you have a hidden talent?
I have an excellent auditory memory! After hearing a song a few times, I already know all the lyrics by heart. I am the king of karaoke!