Derek Moorhouse

I’m a digital matte painter, environment artist and motion graphics artist in Vancouver’s VFX industry. In my former career, I was a lead senior designer and independent art director with 30+ years of commercial design and news experience working for a wide variety of clients, brands and broadcasters. I brought a wealth of practical knowledge and an expert skill set to every new project. Past projects include commercials, promotions, documentaries, television variety and news series.

In the last few years I have also returned to illustration work working in traditional pen/watercolour and digital formats. Building up a children’s illustration portfolio and started writing manuscripts. Plus I joined the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

Below is a selection of past film, tv and mix media projects I’ve worked on.

Environment Artist - Digital Matte Painter & Motion Graphics Designer

Feature Films

  • Jumanji: The Next Level (2019 Trailer) Sony Pictures Imageworks

  • Smallfoot (2018) Sony Pictures Imageworks

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Digital Domain

  • The Fate of the Furious (2017) Digital Domain

  • Power Rangers (2017) Digital Domain

  • Beauty and the Beast (2017) Digital Domain

  • Free State of Jones (2016) Digital Domain

  • X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Digital Domain

  • The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016) Digital Domain

  • Deadpool (2016) Digital Domain

Visual Effects Artist & Motion Graphics Designer


  • Aftermeth – Wunderman Film/Knowledge Network

  • Desperately Seeking Doctors – DreamFilms/CBC

  • Branded: Saving Our Town – Realize Entertainment

  • Queens of Diamonds – Mark Miller Productions/Global Television

  • Sara’s Story – Infinity Films/Canwest

TV Series & Specials

  • Air Dogs – Mark Miller Production/Discovery Channel

  • TV Match Up – Golden Remote Productions/SecondSon/TVtropolis

  • Safe Children – Friday Communications/RCMP/BCTV/WIC

  • Randy Bachman: Every Song Tells a Story – Friday Communications/Canwest

  • The Jim Byrnes Show – CTV/Bravo

  • Show of Hearts Telethon – Friday Communications/Global

Corporate Branding & Promotion

  • ProShow Productions

  • The David Foster Foundation – Friday Communications

  • The LiteBook Company

  • Vancouver Marathon

Located in beautiful Vancouver BC Canada.

Located in beautiful Vancouver BC Canada.

Designing a summer to winter transition of Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse.

Designing a summer to winter transition of Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse.

My original photograph of Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse (NS), comp treatments, ink drawing, watercolour and vfx breakdown (below).

Happily working in my cluttered art studio.

Example of my mind at work.