Originally from France, Julie Joannotéguy brings 12 years of experience working in the visual effects industry and an encouraging attitude to her role as Head of Digital Matte Painting (DMP) at Image Engine.
Julie completed her master’s degree in Art of Advertising in Belgium and graduated from NAD Centre in Montreal, where she learned 3D visual effects and animation.
The first 3D studio that Julie worked at was Modus FX in Montreal as a texture artist, but she quickly switched over to the digital matte painting department, where she stayed for the rest of her visual effects career. She collaborated on projects such as Beauty and the Beast, This Is the End, Little Boy, The Chronicles of Riddick, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, and The Legend of Sarila.
After 3.5 years at Modus FX, Julie moved to MELS Studio and L’Atelier Animation. Then she advanced into senior digital matte painter roles at MPC and Atomic Fiction, where she worked on The Nutcracker and The Four Realms, Transformers: The Last Knight, Allied, and X-Men: Apocalypse.
In 2018, Julie decided to move to Vancouver and join Image Engine since she was impressed by the work being done at our smaller studio. She started off as a senior digital matte painter and then became a lead digital matte painter. In 2022, Julie was promoted to Head of Digital Matte Painting at Image Engine, where she ensures high-quality DMP work from her talented team thanks to her excellent leadership, communications, and organizational skills.
At Image Engine, Julie has contributed to The Mandalorian: Season 1, 2 and 3, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Book of Boba Fett, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, Hawkeye, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, The Unforgivable, Project Power, Mulan, Lost in Space: Season 2, The Old Guard, The Twilight Zone, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, Game of Thrones: Season 8, Alien: Ore, Skyscraper, and more.
In her free time, Julie has a passion for wildlife photography and enjoys taking photos of animals and landscapes with her large 600 mm Sony camera lens.