Jade Raymond in 2012
28 August 1975
|Alma mater||McGill University (B.S.)|
|Employer||Stadia Games and Entertainment|
Early life and career
Jade Raymond was born 28 August 1975 in Montreal She graduated from St. George's School of Montreal in 1992 and Marianopolis College in 1994. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University in 1998, where she majored in computer science. Her first post-university job was as a programmer for Sony, where she eventually helped in the creation of Sony Online's first Research and Development group. This led to Electronic Arts where she worked as a producer on The Sims Online. From 2003-2004, Raymond joined the G4 program The Electric Playground as a part-time correspondent, working with Victor Lucas, Tommy Tallarico and Julie Stoffer. In 2004, she started working for Ubisoft Montreal, where she led the creation of the first Assassin's Creed game. Raymond went on to become executive producer on Assassin's Creed II, and was executive producer of new IP at Ubisoft Montreal, which included Watch Dogs and The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot.
In January 2010, Raymond moved to Toronto to build a new studio for Ubisoft in the role of managing director. Raymond is also on the Board of Directors of WIFT-T, an organization dedicated the advancement of women across film, television and screen-based industries.
In July 2015, Raymond announced that she had joined Electronic Arts and formed Motive Studios, based in Montreal. She was also to be in charge of Visceral Games studio, located in California, where she worked with games designer and writer Amy Hennig on Star Wars games and also develop new original IP.
In July 2018, Jade Raymond was recognized for “her trailblazing endeavours across her 20-year career” with the Develop “Vanguard Award”. In October 2018 Jade received the “Pioneer Award” from the Fun & Serious Game Festival, recognizing her “contributions to the industry as a producer of games that are considered a turning point in the industry”.
She left EA Motive in October 2018, alluding to a "top secret project". In March 2019, Raymond announced that she had joined Google as a vice president; during the 2019 Game Developers Conference, Google affirmed that she will be heading Google's Studios, Stadia Games and Entertainment, to create exclusive content for Google's Stadia streaming service.
|2002||The Sims Online||Electronic Arts||Producer|||
|2009||Assassin's Creed II||Executive producer|||
|Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines|||
|2013||Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist|||
|2015||The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot||Ubisoft Montreal|||
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