We are looking for a matte painter for The Dragon Prince! The right candidate should have a strong passion for background painting and have experience in producing captivating, immersive, and breathtaking fantasy background paintings that are inspired by anime and Ghibli films. They should also have an eye for detail, and want to make the best paintings possible for the show.

What you will be doing:

  • Create high quality digital matte paintings in The Dragon Prince style.
  • Create matte paintings from concept to finish.
  • Create paintings that might have a render as a base, and paint on top of it
  • Detail-match shots that might require touch up.
  • Help build an on-going library of painted elements that could be used for multiple matte paintings
  • Understand that the department is a team, and sometimes the paintings are a team effort.
  • Have an understanding for technical aspects of our matte paintings and various types.
  • Ensure the paintings meet the technical requirements for each show, with special attention to color space management and conversion.
  • Work closely with the matte painting Lead to develop quick workflows and share complex tasks.

What you will bring with you:

  • Experience / interest in developing procedural environments workflows
  • Strong artistic skills in digital matte paintings. Art background with an emphasis on environments is desirable Understanding of a 2.5D workflow and an overall knowledge of an animation pipeline from assets to comp.
  • Good problem solving and optimization abilities, able to work independently on a sequence.
  • Able to get artistic directions and be part of a team.
  • 2-3 Years experience in production for Mid, 5+ for Senior

Why work at Bardel?

We've got great people here, and for good reasons. Bardel offers a generous benefit package, regular social events and ongoing development opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on prominent and exciting industry projects. You will collaborate with other influential, career-minded creative professionals from around the world, and have the opportunity to grow in your career.

What we want to see in your application:   
Tell us why YOU are the person for the position and how you meet the position’s criteria. Forward us your current resume and samples of your work (eg. a link to your website or reel – don’t hesitate to show off a little!). 

How to apply:

Please visit our website at http://www.bardel.ca/now-hiring/ to apply.   

Thank You!

Candidates applying from outside of British Columbia must be willing and able to relocate to British Columbia, Canada (either working in-studio or remote in BC). Bardel's talent mobility program offers support to candidates in obtaining proper work authorization and residency. Note, employment prior to relocation begins as independent contracts.


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