1 Dec 2018

Freelance Matte Painter

Mousetrappe – Posted by MousetrappeBurbank, California, United States

Job Description

Job Description:

Mousetrappe is currently in search of a freelance Matte Painter who will be responsible for painting mattes that are of the animated, cartoon, and painterly style. Candidate must be comfortable with a stylized aesthetic, outside of photo real mattes. Candidate must also have a sound knowledge and understanding of animation pipelines, production and implementation, as well as the ability to work well in a team. This is a freelance position that will run from approximately February – March 2019.


Creating digital paintings of painterly, cartoon environments
Interpret concept art and reference imagery
Based on direction, create original hand painted elements to use for scenes
Create, maintain, and organize digital assets
Follow design guidelines with strong attention to detail
Deliver finished paintings in a timely manner under tight deadlines
Collaborate and work diligently with the broader Art Department team


Expert working knowledge of Photoshop.
2-5 years experience of VFX or Animation production. Must have samples of hand-illustrated elements, not just photo-bash environment paintings.
Experience creating digital paintings of cartoony and stylized aesthetics.
Possess a strong understanding of light, color and perspective.
Possess excellent artistic communication skills, as well as an excellent eye for detail.
Flexibility to produce concept art from scratch is a plus.
Solid knowledge and understanding of visual effects and animation pipelines, production and implementation, as well as the ability to work well in a team.
A good working knowledge of 2D and 3D workflows within a feature film environment.
Experience working in a non-traditional format medium is a plus!
MUST be local to Los Angeles, No remote or relocation possibility.
Submit the following for consideration:

Interested Candidates Should Apply to:


No agencies and no calls please. Do not send duplicate applications, samples or emails through our website.

Due to a typical large volume of responses, only candidates under consideration will receive reply. To all others we appreciate your interest and thank you in advance.


Job Categories: Motion Graphics. Job Types: Freelance. Job expires in 19 days.

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