Sebastien Linage
Sebastien Linage
Art Director at Electronic Arts / PopCap Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

Summary

Art Director currently working for Electronic Arts in Vancouver on AAA action adventure games.
I am passionate about crafting best in class visuals, telling stories through images and environments and making collaborative teamwork magic happen.

STRENGHTS & SKILLS:
- Highly creative and experienced in a variety of domains (Games, feature animation, film,
TV commercials, motion graphics)
- Strong focus on developing collaborative, inclusive and positive team cultures
- Provide clear and consistent vision that serves the product needs first
- Establish quality targets and define "what good looks like" through Visual targets & references
- Create best practices documents, detailed styleguides and visual briefs
- Successful track record of recruiting, ramping up and leading teams of up to 50+ artists
internally or through distributed development across the globe.
- Daily feedback, reviews and art team management
- Scope, estimate and plan content and production phases
- Work seamlessly in close partnership with all stakeholders and disciplines (Level Design, Audio,
Vfx, Cinematics, Animation, Marketing & Tech art)
- Drive concept needs, create paintovers and provide hands-on work

GAMES (AAA):
- Plants Vs. Zombies "BATTLE for NEIGHBORVILLE" (Art director)
- Star Wars: BattleFront II (Art director for EA Vancouver - Solo campaign)
- Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare II (Lead level artist)
- Battlefield: Hardline (Art director for EA Vancouver- Solo Campaign)
- Need for Speed Rivals (Environment lead - EA Vancouver)
- Medal of Honor: Warfighter (Environment lead - EA Vancouver)
- Need for Speed: The Run (Environment / levels lead)
- Skate 3 (Senior Environment and texture artist)
- Skate 2 (Senior Environment and texture artist)

FEATURE ANIMATION/FILM:
Dreamworks S.K.G
- Sinbad (3D layout artist -Dreamworks)
Warner Bros. Feature Animation
- The Iron Giant (Technical director)
- Scooby Doo (Senior Modeler/ 3d animator)
- Osmosis Jones (Lead Modeler)
- Quest for Camelot (Modeler / 3d Animator)

OTHER MEDIAS:
Studio owner, VFX supervisor and motion graphics artist on numerous TV commercials, music videos and branding projects for TV networks, creative agencies and direct clients.
Client List:
Lenovo
Nike
Renault
Homebase
Procter&Gamble
Nestle
Zenith Watches
Girard Perregaux Watches
Jean Richard Watches
Pictet Private Banking
Saatchi & Saatchi Geneva

Skills

Art DirectionTeam ManagementProject ManagementDistributed Development ManagementEnvironment DesignIllustrationMotion GraphicsLayoutVisual DevelopmentLevel DesignSketchingGame Development

Software proficiency

After Effects
After Effects
Maya
Maya
Photoshop
Photoshop
Jira
Jira
Frostbite Engine
Frostbite Engine
Shotgun
Shotgun
Slack
Slack
Other
Other