Ryan Prestridge has worked in various matte painting positions across many different studios including Rhythm and Hues, MPC, ReelFX Animation, and currently, he is a matte painter at DreamWorks Animation. During his career, Ryan has had the opportunity to work on films such as Django Unchained, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Boss Baby and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. His studio experience has included overseeing and creating matte paintings, environment technical direction on multiple sequences, creating complex digital environments, backgrounds, models and textures. Ryan has over 30 credits to his name for projects including live action features, animated features, live action game cinematics, commercials, television shows, and other venues both in 2D and 3D stereo. Ryan has given many matte painting related lectures at various universities.


The Boss Baby: Family Business (Matte Painter)
Grey’s Anatomy (TV Series) (Matte Painter)
Trolls World Tour (Matte Painter)
The Man in the High Castle (TV series) (Matte Painter)
Abominable (Matte Painter)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Matte Painting Compositor)
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (Matte Painter)
The Fate of the Furious (Matte Painter)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (Sr. Environment TD)
R.I.P.D. (Lead matte Painting TD)
300: Rise of an Empire (Lead Matte Painting TD)

Work Experience

DreamWorks Animation, Matte Painter
Reel FX, Technical Matte Painter
MPC, Senior Development TD
Rhythm & Hues, Lead Matte Painting TD
Zoic Studios, CG Artist


Clemson University, MFA in Visual Effects, 2009-2011
Appalachian State University, BFA in Sculpture, Digital Imaging, 2002-2006