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Matte Painter

With studios in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, Atlanta, Cologne and Malta, 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, Heroes Reborn and House of Lies to name a few.

Our Toronto facility is looking for an experienced matte painting artist to join our talented VFX team. This is a unique opportunity to add your creative input on many exciting & challenging projects. 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, benefits (dependant on experience) and we pay daily overtime after 8 hours.



  • Work collaboratively with team members, VFX Supervisors & Producers​ to effectively & efficiently provide elements that meet overall vision
  • Demonstrated understanding of traditional art skills & techniques: composition, perspective, colour, lighting, drawing, painting, photography
  • Combine photographs, paintings and 3D elements to create/design photorealistic elements



  • Must have 3+ years experience in creating photorealistic digital matte paintings
  • Must be proficient with Adobe Photoshop
  • Fine arts background or art school training is preferred
  • Ability to match lighting & photo real characteristics of supplied footage
  • Knowledge of Maya, Nuke or After Effects is a plus
  • Must be ​able to take direction/critiques positively and thrive under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • Must be able to work ​onsite in our Toronto facility
  • Preference is given to Ontario residents, qualified Canadians citizens, Permanent Residents of Canada or those eligible under NAFTA.


Please no phone calls – we will contact promising candidates.


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