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Senior/Intermediate Matte Painter

Stargate Studios Vancouver is currently looking for Matte Painters to create photo-realistic visual effects for upcoming television series and feature films.

We are currently hiring for Intermediate and Senior staff positions.

With studios in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, Atlanta, Cologne, Malta, Dubai and Mexico City, Stargate Studios is an Emmy Award winning visual effects company that works on high profile television shows and feature films such as The Walking Dead, Grey’s Anatomy, Motive, 12 Monkeys and House of Lies to name a few.


  • Proficient & experienced in creating photo-realistic digital matte paintings
  • Highly skilled using Adobe Photoshop
  • Demonstrated understanding of traditional art skills & techniques: composition, perspective, colour, lighting, drawing, painting, photography
  • Fine arts background or art school training is preferred
  • Ability to match lighting & photo real characteristics of supplied footage
  • Knowledge of Maya or other 3D packages is a plus
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to complete entire shots alone or working with a team.
  • A certain amount of training and mentoring more junior artists will be expected.
  • Must be highly motivated and passionate about their work
  • Able to take direction positively and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines

We offer a pleasant and collaborative working environment in which artists are given opportunities for continual advancement and recognition for their work. We also offer a competitive salary dependent upon experience.

Please no phone calls – we will contact promising candidates.

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