In 1989 Urmas Jõemees attended special effects operator courses in VGIK (Moscow). Same year he made first short animation as DOP. From 1989 to now, he has participated as DOP in the production of 50 animated films. There are also a number of works related to the special effects of feature films in the same period. Since 2003 he has worked as a technician at the Department of Scenography of the Estonian Academy of Arts. Has participated in several performances as a video artist. Since 2012, he has taught the cinematography and digital image processing at Tartu Art College. Since 2015, he has been working as a freelance animation filmmaker. Urmas Jõemees cooperated with most Estonian animation film directors, well known abroad — Mati Kütt, Riho Unt, Rao Heidmets, Hardi Volmer, Kalju Kivi, Peep Pedmanson, Girlin-Bassovskaya, Priit and Olga Pärn.