Tuatara

Welcome to Tuatara, a creative studio focusing on indie game development and VFX outsourcing for interactive experiences.

VFX Masters & Gamemakers

Between us we have decades of production experience and we use it to deliver stunning results in the field of visual effects. From the largest AAA studios to small indie teams, we can support your projects and accommodate any workflow. Our services include full production support, asset creation, research & development, art direction and consulting. Our passion doesn't stop at visual effects. As versatile developers we also create original experiences and games.

Check out our varied portfolio of client work, marketplace assets and games. Keep scrolling to meet the Tuatara team!

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The Team

Matthieu Ostertag

Matthieu Ostertag

Senior Tech Artist

Passionate about art and development, Matthieu loves mixing those two worlds in the tech art field. He enjoys helping artists achieve their vision and working on VFX, shading and lighting. Check out his Twitter for latest work and experiments.

Paula Gutierrez

Paula Gutierrez

Associate Producer

Paula seeks to support and serve her team with anything they need. Passionate about communication she doesn't miss an opportunity to connect with others and have a good laugh together. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and home brewing.

Hendrik Stephanus du Toit

Hendrik Stephanus du Toit

Software Engineer

Coming from the advertising industry, Hendrik found his passion in gamedev thanks to its unique challenges and creative solutions. Indie in spirit, he loves doing game jams and crushing with his friends online.

Alex Underhill

Alex Underhill

Senior VFX, Tech Artist

A veteran of the games industry Alex is a man of many talents. With VFX, technical and environment art skills he has worked on genre defining franchises like the Batman Arkham series. He also runs FacedownFX and develops VFX Software.

Kevin Masson

Kevin Masson

Graphics Programmer, Tech Artist

Kevin loves pixels and shaders with well written code. Specialized in graphic programming, he is also very enthusiastic about VFX and strives to become a better tech artist. In his free time he enjoys climbing and hiking.

Philippe Patient

Philippe Patient

VFX Artist

An insatiable hunger for learning fuels his deep interest in technical art and animation that converge in VFX.  He loves breathing life into elemental effects and powerful blasts that empower the players. Check his Twitter for quick VFX tips!

Jordan Triomphe

Jordan Triomphe

Junior VFX Artist

Coming from art school, Jordan found his calling in realtime VFX by combining his strong traditional art skills with a passion for tech art and gaming. He likes to pet his cat and play Yu-Gi-Oh! cards in his spare time. Check out his Artstation!

Ferran Benavente

Ferran Benavente

VFX Artist

Coming from motion graphics, Ferran soon discovered the potential of real-time engines and was thrilled to see that he could combine his devotion for games and VFX. Big fan of red barrels and screen-shake. Visit his Artstation page for more.

Kate Bernard

Kate Bernard

Junior VFX Artist

Always ready for a challenge, Kate pairs her keen eye for detail with a broad range of skills to conquer any task. Her obsession with ramen and shrimp tempura inspires her travels. Check out her Twitter page for examples of both!

Peter Hogan

Peter Hogan

Senior VFX Artist

An industry professional since 2003, Peter has worked on numerous franchises such as Tron, Dead Rising and Gears of War. Away from the computer he enjoys creating his own oil painting materials and developing film in the bathtub. Visit his website for more.

Sjors de Laat

Sjors de Laat

VFX Artist

Sjors has a deep passion for animation and nature and likes to incorporate these elements into his work. He loves to learn and play the role of support. Major fan of Asian cuisine and travel, he loves discovering new foods and places.

Ewan Argouse

Ewan Argouse

Junior Game Programmer

Passionate about making fun games and the challenge of achieving unique experiences. He loves to talk about systems and their manifestation in both digital and natural world. Check out his website for more!

Thomas Chretien

Thomas Chretien

VFX Artist, Concept Artist

Filmmaker and VFX Artist, Thomas has always been passionate about flashy VFX and storytelling. He often combines both when making his personal short films like Le Gouffre, Red Moon and his latest project, Dinomancers.

Young-Gi Kim

Young-Gi Kim

VFX Artist

Always ready for a challenge and excited to learn something new. He finds inspiration in anything he experiences or observes. Loves to play RPG games with spectacular visuals. Huge soccer fan, you can find him on the field every weekend.

Bruno Afonseca

Bruno Afonseca

Senior Artist

Bruno has over 10 years of industry experience, from shader and particle authoring, scripting, modeling, texturing and animation. He'll take any opportunity to go to the beach. Visit his website to learn more.

Francisco Garcia

Francisco Garcia

Senior VFX Artist

A game industry veteran, Francisco has been active since 2005. Over the years he worked on many genre defining classics such as Castlevania and Assassin's Creed. Check out his Artstation page with many examples of his work.

Sara Bolko

Sara Bolko

Office Manager

With experience in elementary education Sara knows just what it takes to coordinate a team to pull in the same direction. Connoisseur of sweets and fine chocolates.

Klemen Lozar

Klemen Lozar

Founder, CEO, Creative Director

Award winning artist and founder of Tuatara, Klemen has a passion for creating awe inspiring visuals and experiences. Check out his Twitter for VFX tips & tricks and wacky gamedev experiments.

We're Hiring

We're Hiring

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If you think you can contribute to our team at Tuatara, send us an email with your Resume and Portfolio, we're always looking for new talent!

Get in touch

If you’d like to get in touch regarding a new project or about any of our services please click the link below, we’d love to hear from you! You’ll also find our social channels below where we’re always posting exciting new content!

  • TUATARA VFX Inc.

  • 350 - 1122 Mainland St

  • Vancouver BC

  • Canada, V6B 5L1

  • Riot Games
  • EpicGames
  • Unity
  • Rocksteady
  • HearthMachine
  • Playdead
  • Counterplay
  • WB Games
  • Brace yourself games.

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