Hi and welcome on my portfolio!
Let me introduce myself. I’m Jonathan Lessard. I’ve been in the game industry for about four years during which I worked on many different games. I shipped many triple A games, but I also created a lot of content for games with a smaller budget.
Creativity and innovation are innate for me. Thinking about new things, new systems or original ideas, is easy for me. However, the more I’m working in this industry, the more technical I get! I learned scripting, visual-scripting, how to understand and work in multiple engines and how most things work together. I always want to get better, to gain more tools either inventive or technical.
Aside design; I’m also a heavy metal singer (listen here : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1fmL7UxHhHIb1eR-SEUi-w), a writer, and a gym-rat. I have many hobbies that let me express myself and that help me to develop new skills and learn new things. I force myself to try something new every week. I try, as often as possible, to get out of my comfort zone and to discover novelties as simple as a new comic book or as original as eating insects. The rest of the time, I’m the kind of guy who tries to optimize his schedule and to get the most of his time. Time is a finite amount and I want to do as much as possible with it!
In the following pages, you’ll find more about me and about my work, but you can always check up my LinkedIn profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanlecuyerlessard/en) or directly send me an e-mail! I hope you’ll enjoy your stay!
Systems and mechanics
Québec, Canada · October 2015 – Present
Managing multiple projects at once that all have their own challenges and vision; writing documents such as GDD or pitches, producing levels and discussing with clients and other developers to bring awesome games in short period of time.
I worked on https://youtu.be/91FQ680qSRU, http://www.goldfishfun.com/games/gilberts_hamster_dream.aspx, and http://adrenalineamusements.com/snaky_tickets.html
Québec, Canada · Septembre 2015 – October 2015
Find and test issues,
File bugs and tasks,
Bring new ideas and fresh suggestions,
Understand all the features of a game,
Make sure that smokes and flows are done in time.
Québec, Canada · January 2014 – August 2015
Design attacks and behaviours,
Design combat systems,
Integration in the engine,
Basic level design (Arenas and White rooms),
Québec, Canada · April 2013 – January 2014
Understanding all the features,
Find problems quickly,
Fill up reports,
Québec, Canada · April 2012 – February 2013
Using what is already there to make something new,
Understanding multiple engines,
Game Designer (internship)
Québec, Canada · January 2012 – April 2012
Create many characters,
Give personnality to the characters,
AEC Video Game Design
Québec, Canada · 2011 – 2012
DEC Social Sciences
Québec, Canada · 2006 – 2010