My name is Martin Deschambault and I was born in Val d’Or, northern Quebec Canada, just above the 48e parallel. When I was a kid, I always been passionate about the special effects in the movie industry. My dream was to create maquette for movies and design new worlds. In 1999, this passion pushed me to Montreal where I studied Industrial Design at University of Montreal. My final project was: “Vision of urban transport for 2080” where I got a distinction award. After a few years of working in product design industry, I decided to switch to the video game industry in 2005 at Ubisoft Montreal. I took part in various projects such as Prince of Persia :The Two Thrones, Open Season, Rainbow Six Vegas and FarCry2. In 2006 I got the opportunity to work on a new IP, WET, at Behaviour Interactive as a Senior Concept Artist where I worked with a lot of talented artists. In 2008, I came back to Ubisoft Montreal where I worked on Assassin’s Creed 2 and I did some concept art on the pre-conception of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. I also worked on an Unannounced Original IP at Ubisoft Montreal but sadly the project got cancelled. Since 2010, I am working on the Assassin’s Creed Franchise: Assassin’s Creed Revelations, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The last project I worked on is Assassin’s Creed Origins.
I joined in August the studio 343 Industries/Microsoft to work on the next Halo Infinite. I've always been passionate about science fiction and I can’t wait start this new adventure.
I started a personal project in 2011 : Project 77. It’s a Space Opera sci-fi universe where I have fun creating environments, creatures, vehicules and characters. I always wanted to create and design new worlds since I was a kid, and this project fulfills my passion. In November 2017, the art book of Project 77 published by Artstation is now available on Amazon.
Publications on different media
Art book of Project 77 published by Artstation Media. 2017
Art book: Assassin's Creed Black Flag, Assassin's Creed Origins.
Awards: Into the Pixel winners of 2013 : Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Concept Art
Awards: Into the Pixel winners of 2008 : Wet Concept Art
Prints and exhibitions : Assassin’s Creed Limited Edition Lithography / Assassin's Creed Art books / Assassin’s Creed exhibitions
Magazine: 2D Artist issue129 / Personal Artworks
Magazine: 2D Artist issue87 / Interview about my professional work and Project 77
Magazine: Magic CG issue34 / Interview about Project 77
Magazine: ImagineFX issue101 / Special Space Opera article : Project 77
Magazine: ImagineFX issue93 : Project 77
Magazine: ImagineFX issue23 : Project 77
Magazine: ImagineFX issue21 : Personal Artworks
Book : Dopress Books / Top-Notch Digital Art : Personal Artworks
Book : Spectrum 21 : Project 77
Book : 3D Total / Digital Painting Techniques Volume 4 : Project 77
Book : Exposé 6 / The Finest Digital Art in the Know Universe : Personal Artworks
Book : Exposé 5 / The Finest Digital Art in the Know Universe : Personal Artworks
Book : D’artiste Concept Art / Digital Artists Master Class : Personal Artworks
Online Feature : The Verge : Project 77 Art book
Online Feature : Kotaku / Fine Art : Project 77 Art book
Online Feature : Kotaku / Fine Art : Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
Online Feature : Kotaku / Fine Art : Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Online Feature : ConceptArt World : Assassin’s Creed Origins Concept Art
Online Feature : ConceptArt World : Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Concept Art
Online Feature : This-is-cool : Project 77
Online Feature : ConceptArt World : Project 77