jobby: Matte Painter, Arc Productions, Toronto

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arc logo, animation jobs, animation siteArc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for a Matte Painter to join our team. With over 500+ artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent producers to life in a wide array of formats: theatrical features, television, DVDs, shorts and game cinematics.

JOB TITLE: Matte Painter


REPORTS TO: Art Director


The Matte Painter creates digital matte paintings in the style of the show, working from visual direction provided by the Show Director and/or Art Director. This role works in adherence to budget and schedule constraints, and troubleshoots creative and technical issues as they arise.



  • Create digital matte paintings in the style of the show, working from visual direction provided by the Show Director and/or Art Director
  • Gather suitable reference material from various sources
  • Produce concept art either manually or digitally
  • Utilize 2-D Photoshop paintings blended with animated 3-D elements to create digital backgrounds and environments which match the overall look and feel of the film
  • Revise work as per Show Director and/or Art Director feedback
  • Provide creative input where appropriate
  • Work in adherence to budget and schedule constraints
  • Troubleshoot creative and technical issues as they arise
  • Keep up to speed with current industry trends
  • Perform additional duties as required



  • 2+ years of Art Department experience, preferably within the animated film industry
  • Completed post-secondary education in fine arts, art fundamentals, classical animation, or other relevant area of study, with strong colour theory knowledge
  • Advanced 2D skills in Photoshop
  • 3D experience in Maya strongly recommended
  • Strong traditional art skills with the ability to produce digitally appealing artwork
  • High level of creativity, with the ability to perform to standard under tight deadlines
  • Ability to adapt working style to varying budget and schedule parameters
  • Ability to handle feedback and constructive criticism well

Experience creating 2D/3D overlays an asset Thank you for your interest but only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Please apply at our website @



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