Jade Raymond is a Canadian gaming industry pioneer best known for her contributions to immensely successful titles such as The Sims, Assassin’s Creed and The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot. After obtaining degrees from St. George’s School of Montreal and McGill University, Jade landed a programming role with Sony, where she helped to create Sony Online’s first research and development group.
Raymond’s success at Sony led her to Electronic Arts, where she worked as a producer for household classic The Sims Online. After some time spent as a correspondent for G4’s The Electric Playground, she returned to the world of video game production when she decided to join Ubisoft Montreal, leading the creation of the first Assassin’s Creed game. Jade flourished in this role, leading to her future position of executive producer of New IP at Ubisoft Montreal.
After parting ways with Ubisoft, Jade joined Electronic Arts and formed Motive Studios. As part of her role with Electronic Arts, the game producer also leads the California-based Visceral Games studio, where she will be working on various Star Wars titles and the development of original IP. Jade is also on the board of directors of WIFT-T, an organisation dedicated to the advancement of women across film, television and screen-based industries.Tags: video games