Due to his artistic background he has a fantastic understanding of light and how to use it in his films to give the most effect and feeling. People find him much better to work with because he can communicate his creative vision through drawings, something other art directors might not be able to do.
I know there is more to being an art director than I realised, so I looked for what exactly you need to do to be one in the games industry today. This is a job listing at one of EA's studios -
|Jonathan Jacques-Belletête, |
Art Director for Deus Ex: Human Revolution
An interview with the art director behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution!