This is an excellent opportunity for a talented CG Matte Painter to join the crew one of our new CG projects!

Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning animation studio with locations in Vancouver's Mt. Pleasant Animation District, Ottawa's Hintonburg neighborhood and Los Angeles. Since its inception over 20 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created and produced numerous 2D and CG animation productions including Princess Power and Last Kids on Earth. Atomic is well known for its artist-friendly culture and flexible work environment. We are always looking for artists of all levels to join our team!


  • Create matte paintings for elements and visuals to match the look of the production.
  • Share ideas, collaborate and work closely with other members of the production including layout, modeling, lighting, compositing and design.
  • Work with Modeling/Texturing Supervisors and the Art Director to create the aesthetic vision of the production. 
  • Work with the Matte Painting team on Art Director and Client revisions.
  • Meet deadlines as assigned by production management.



  • Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas.
  • Excellent visual skills and attention to detail.
  • Painterly skills, with stylized cartoon work.
  • Strong understanding of 2D lighting and compositing.
  • Strong knowledge of matte painting techniques including; digital painting, modelling, and colour space.
  • Extensive knowledge of Nuke, Maya, and Photoshop.
  • Knowledge of various renderers like Renderman, Vray and Arnold.
  • Able to keep up to date with and apply new techniques, tools or other related software.
  • Industry experience (CG and/or Visual Effects) is an asset.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of a CG Environment scene or 2.5D DMP painting in a demo reel is an asset. 
  • Knowledge of Katana, Houdini is an asset.
  • 2.5D projections and asset-modeling with basic understanding of UVs is an asset.
  • Previous experience using Shotgun is an asset.
  • Currently legally eligible to work in Canada.
  • BC residents preferred.


START DATE: As soon as possible 2024

All Atomic employees in this role have the opportunity to work remotely within BC, artists within Vancouver and the Lower Mainland can also choose hybrid and in-studio options. 

At Atomic Cartoons and Thunderbird Entertainment, we take into consideration a wide range of compensation factors including background, skills, location, and experience to determine competitive pay. In addition to competitive pay, this position is eligible for company-sponsored benefits including medical, GRSP, vacation pay, paid holiday break, paid leave, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Please note: This expected pay range is for British Columbia and is not applicable to locations outside of the province of British Columbia.

Wage ranges are based on a weekly rate.

Vancouver Pay Range
$1,200$1,800 CAD


Atomic Cartoons Inc. and Thunderbird Entertainment welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Show us what you would like to contribute to Atomic by providing us with relevant examples of your previous work along with your resume and cover letter . 

We thank you for your submission; only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Atomic Cartoons is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap or financial ability.

While remaining sensitive, fair, and providing equitable treatment for all, Atomic Cartoons works to increase participation and advancement to reflect all personnel – including Women, Indigenous People, Visible Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities, who are all qualified members. Thus, it helps identify and remove barriers that prevent the full participation of members of designated groups in the workplace.

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