Raphael Lacoste is the brand art director of the Assassin’s Creed franchise at Ubisoft. He’s also senior artistic director on the series’ latest major instalment — Assassin's Creed Origins.
His career in the video game industry took off in 2002, when he joined Ubisoft to work as art director on the Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed series. During this time he won the Visual Effects Society Award (Outstanding Pre-Rendered Visuals in a Video Game) for his work on the Two Thrones cutscene from Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones.
Wanting to challenge himself in the film industry, Lacoste stepped away from game development to work as a matte painter and senior concept artist on such feature films as Terminator Salvation, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Death Race, Immortals, Repo Men, and Jupiter Ascending, among others.
In 2009, Lacoste returned to work on video games, joining Electronic Arts Montreal first, and later rejoining Ubisoft to work at the company’s studio in Montreal.