Digital Matte Painting Supervisor

Location: Glasgow

Specialism: Animation


The primary duty of the studio Digital Matte Painting (DMP) Supervisor is to manage and lead the DMP team on any given project, ensuring that the team’s output meets the desired quality/budget targets set by the Studio and Head of Department. The DMP Supervisor is also required to complete individual DMP tasks while helping to benchmark the final output on any given project.

Helping to flag and manage any Departmental/inter-Departmental dependencies, maintaining an overview of the Department's scope and ensuring tasks are being delegated based on ability and Project requirements are all areas the DMP Supervisor will be expected to engage with at Project level.

In addition to these primary duties, the studio DMP Supervisor should actively look to mentor and guide the DMP team, or other relevant people, within the Studio, ensuring artists are educated through all stages of production, passing on knowledge and methodology on best practices and techniques, and making sure the team is supported both artistically and technically throughout their time within the Studio.

The DMP Supervisor is also expected to participate in basic line management tasks alongside the Head of Art. Helping to evaluate the performance and well-being of the DMP team, inputting on recruitment decisions and assisting with any personal development discussions/planning is also required.

Additionally, the studio DMP Supervisor should represent the Department for all interdepartmental and cross-site pipeline communication and tool development, while ensuring any pipeline issues and solutions are presented to the Head of Art, filtered down to the relevant Departments/wider studio team and documented as appropriate.

Finally, the DMP Supervisor should look to provide guidance, support and solutions for any immediate Departmental production issues across the studio, communicating to the Head of Art the effects on any long-term project planning.


                 DMP Supervisor is under the line management of the Head of Art




  • Direct the assignment and breakdown of the Project tasks, making sure that the tasks are assigned based on ability and any inter-Departmental dependencies.
  • Actively monitor and re-scope the Project content being created, flagging to Production any changes that have occurred and the likely impact that might result.
  • Maintain awareness of the budget and schedule impact of any proposed technical and creative solutions.
  • Help Production to communicate with the client, raising any Project issues and potential solutions.
  • Provide verbal/written briefs to Project DMP artists prior to the start of any task, outlining any possible challenges, creative intentions and task deadlines.
  • Work alongside the Environment, Lighting, Rendering and Compositing and any other relevant Departments to ensure that DMP deliveries and solutions are suitable for the Creative/visual/Narrative/Technical requirements for a given Project.
  • Work closely with the RnD Department to identify processes/improvements/tools to increase Department productivity.
  • Work with the Head of Art and DMP artists to implement Departmental solutions suitable for adoption across multiple projects, assets, and platforms.
  • Work with the Head of Art and Recruitment to identify suitable artists for the Department and assist in any required interviews.
  • Ensure any new Department team members are inducted into the Studio and mentored on best practices within the Department.
  • Carry out informal 1-2-1 with team members to provide guidance, mentorship and support where required.
  • Maintain communication with the Head of Art outlining any production, personal, personnel or pipeline issues within the Studio Division.
  • Work alongside the Head of Art, Head of Environments, Head of LRC and any other relevant Departments to rationalise yearly Objectives and Key Results for the Studio’s DMP development needs.
  • Undertake any additional work agreed upon and within the skillset DMP Supervisor may have i.e. concept art


And most importantly you ...

We want you, the whole you and nothing but you. This is because we care deeply about being inclusive and therefore we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We want our people to bring their whole self to work and that starts with you.

We care and we always try to do the right thing. We’re all about our people – that’s you – and we try to be as flexible as we can. If you want to work from home some of the time or change your hours so you can pick up your kids or care for someone in your family, we’re very open to that. In fact, we don’t advertise roles as either part or full time, because we know each person has different needs, just as each business area has different needs. So feel free to discuss working hours during your interview.

We love creative people who do the right thing for our clients and our colleagues. We want people who speak up, who take responsibility and accountability, and who make good decisions.

We want people who are creatively ambitious, hardworking and eager to learn, with heaps of initiative who challenge the status quo. You’ll no doubt have terrific organisational skills and time management, with the ability to multitask and prioritise a constantly busy workload across multiple tasks. Your excellent communication skills, both written and orally, will be demonstrated by your clear personal style, while your friendly and charming manner will enable you to deal withfellow employees and clients at all levels.

We want positive go-getters who focus on the task at hand. We love a ‘can do’ attitude, showing that you’re willing to help out the team and work on ad-hoc projects for Studios as they come up. You’re calm under pressure and you will show a sense of responsibility in everything you’re asked to take on. You’ll be assertive but always kind, approachable and diplomatic, especially when faced with conflict-resolution and problem-solving situations, and in order to drive theStudios forward and get results.

Finally, you are a decent human being. That’s a big deal to all of us here at Axis Studios.


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