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Senior matte painter

Professional experience


September 2017 - April 2018

Bait Studio; Cardiff, UK -  Matte painter & Concepts


Matte painting:




Using: Photoshop



July 2018 - August 2018

Absolute Post; London, UK -  Matte painter


Matte painting:


      Ford commercial


Using: Photoshop



October 2016 - May 2017

The Senate; Twickenham, UK - Senior matte painter


Matte painting:


      Kingsman 2 - The Golden Circle



Using: Photoshop



June 2016 - August 2016

Framestore; London, UK - Senior matte painter


Matte painting:


      Mars - a series for National Geographic


Using: Photoshop



February 2016 - June 2016

ArabTeleMedia, Amman, Jordan - Matte painter


Matte painting:


      Malik Bin Al Rayb


Using: Photoshop



July 2015 - December 2015

Milk VFX, London, UK -  Matte painter


Matte painting:


      Dr. Who (series 9, episode 11)

      Beowulf (series 1, episodes 1,3,4,5,6,7,11 & 12)

      + concepts for undisclosed project


Using: Photoshop



April 2015 - May 2015

MPC Commercials, London, UK - Concept Artist


Character & Environment concepts for the 2015

John Lewis Christmas TV commercial



September 2014 - February 2015

NVizible, London, UK  - Senior matte painter


Matte painting:




      Absolutely Anything


Using: Photoshop



May 2014 - September 2014

Prime Focus, London, UK  - Senior matte painter


Matte painting:


      Kingsman: The Secret Service


Using: Photoshop



March - April 2014

October 2013 - Present  -  Independent artist


Matte painting:


      The Anomaly


Concept pitch for undisclosed project



Framestore, London, UK  -  Senior matte painter


Matte painting:




Using: Photoshop, Nuke

July - September 2013

July - September 2013

October 2012 - February 2013

April - October 2012

September 2009 - April 2012

Double Negative, London, UK  -  Senior matte painter


Matte painting:


      Thor: The Dark World



Using: Photoshop, Nuke

Cinesite; London, UK - Senior matte painter


Concept matte painting:


      Black Skies


Matte painting:


      Jack Ryan

      300: Rise of an Empire



Using: Photoshop, Nuke

Pixomondo; London, UK - Senior matte painter



Matte painting:


      Star Trek - Into Darkness

      Game of Thrones - Season 3



Using: Photoshop, Nuke

Framestore; London, UK - Senior matte painter



Matte painting:


      47 Ronin



Using: Photoshop

Cinesite; London, UK - Senior matte painter



Character/Effects concepts:


      Bond -Skyfall

      The Chronicles of Narnia - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader


      Paddington Bear


Concept matte painting:


      Clash of the Titans

      John Carter


Matte painting:


      World War Z

      X Men - First Class

      John Carter

      The Chronicles of Narnia - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

      World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles

      Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

      Clash of the Titans

      Leap Year

      Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time




Using: Photoshop, Nuke, Maya

February 2008 - September 2009

Framestore; London, UK - Lead & Senior matte painting roles



Concept artist & Lead Matte Painter:




Matte painting:


      Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time

      Sherlock Holmes

      Where the Wild Things Are

      Bond - Quantum of Solace

      Batman - The Dark Knight






      Where the Wild Things Are



Using: Photoshop, Maya, Body Paint

May - June 2008

March 2004 - November 2007

Framestore CFC, New York - Senior matte painter



Matte paintings for TimeWarner - "Smallworld" commercial:



Using: Photoshop

The Moving Picture Company, London, UK - Matte painter



Matte painting:


      The Kingdom of Heaven

      Harry Potter - Goblet of Fire

       (DMPs of Hogwarts and maze sequences)

      Sunshine (all "into the sun" DMPs shown in film)


      Elisabeth - The Golden Age

      Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

      Made of Honor

      The Other Boleyn Girl

      & various commercials






      Sweeney Todd



Using: Photoshop, Maya, Deep Paint

May 2002 - December 2003

Weta Digital, Wellington, New Zealand - Texture Artist



Senior 2D artist:


      Lord of the Rings, Two Towers.


Texture painting:


      Lord of the Rings, Return of the King.



Using: Photoshop, Studio Paint

July - August 2001

Starlab NV/SA, Brussels, Belgium - Designer/Illustrator



 Illustrations for a project proposal made to a consortium

 of toy manufacturers.



Using: Photoshop & a pencil.

April 1999 - October 2001

1996 - 1999

1995 - 1996

H5B5 Media, Munich, Germany - Matte Painter


Matte painting:


      Ice Planet

      Welt der Wunder



Using: Photoshop, After Effects

LEGO A/S, SPU Darwin, Billund, Denmark


Texture Artist for 'Smartscene'

(Realtime virtual LEGO village created for Siggraph '96 - New Orleans).


Concept artist & Interface designer on LEGO 'Mindstorms' software

- for the first programmable plastic brick robot set.


In house illustration.

Shorthand interpretation & visualisation sketches for LEGO

'Mindstorms' software.



Using: Photoshop, Alias¦Wavefront

Revolution Software, York, UK


Background painting for 'Broken Sword' ('Circle of Blood' in US)

on Playstation.


Company 'Revolution' calligraphic logo design.



Tools used: Photoshop

1994 - 1995


1989 - 1992

January - August 1991

1988 - 1989

Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication.

BA (hons) Graphic Design


Ecole Nationale Superieure de Creation Industrielle (Ensci)

Erasmus Scheme exchange to the Paris Industrial design school



Loughborough College of Art

Foundation in art with a hard emphasis on drawing.



Rawlins school, Loughborough.

A Levels in Art, French & Psychology

'Foreign Languages at Work Scheme': French

(Sponsored by London Chamber of Commerce & Industry)





Fluent: English, French

Tourist: Italian


2006 - Present

Amblimation, London, UK


Ink & Paint artist on animated feature, 'Balto'.



Using: Toonz on SGI



My own company - Set up to provide matte painting, illustration

and graphic services.



Some projects amongst several:


Matte painting for film 'The Anomaly'

(for Virtual Mattes & Lipsinc)


Matte painting for BBC series ‘Dr. Who’

(for Virtual Mattes & Milk)


Matte painting for series ‘Mankind: Story of All of Us’

(for Virtual Mattes)


Matte painting for series ‘Spartacus’

(for Pacific Renaissance Spartacus LTD)


Matte painting for film ‘Ironclad’

(for Virtual Mattes)


Matte paintings for the BBC's ‘Lost Cities of the Ancients -

The Cursed Valley of the Pyramids’ episode.

(for Clarke Associates)


Matte painting for ‘Sometimes the Moon is Velvet’, a short

film by Tom Phillips:


Extensive scientific book illustrations of beetles for

‘Ciasognathinae of the Andes’



Matte painting for "War Machine", a short film by Lee Sullivan.



Background Colourist for on the upcoming

‘Broken Sword - the Serpent's Curse Adventure’


New background screens on updated version of

‘Broken Sword - Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut’,

for Wii platform, (originally released for Playstation in '96).


Artwork for Dom Lambert Creative




David Swift





Their contact details can be provided upon request



Danny Boyle - film director

(Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire etc.)


Tom Wood - vfx supervisor

(Sunshine, Kingdom of Heaven, Prince of Persia etc.)


Lee Sulliuvan - CG Supervisor, Baseblack


John F Schlag - vfx supervisor on Ice Planet pilot.

Software development at ILM on

Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, Forest Gump