Character Designer and Animator (CryptoKitties)

Vancouver, BC

Axiom Zen is an award-winning venture studio that specializes in mainstream applications of emerging technologies. Products developed by Axiom Zen have touched 200+ million consumers and are used by the world’s leading organizations. Recent successes include CryptoKitties, the first mainstream application of blockchain technology outside cryptocurrency.


The role:

Your mission is to inspire delight with imagery and craft. As a Character Designer and Animator, you will help shape how CryptoKitties comes to life through experiences within the game and across marketing channels.


You will:

  • Shape environments and worlds for CryptoKitties.
  • Animate Fancy Cats, bringing dynamism and life to the brand on social channels.
  • Illustrate concepts for marketing campaigns (blog headers, social images, CRM campaign illustrations).
  • Develop and execute concepts for animated advertising campaigns.
  • Concept upcoming Fancy Cats for both overarching projects and partnership initiatives.
  • Evolve into an additional point person, liaising and partnering with freelancers creating Fancy Cats.
  • Work collaboratively with game designers to integrate exceptional creative experiences into CryptoKitties.
  • Explore creative solutions for completely new games and experiences.
  • Illustrate new product concepts, test, and iterate.
  • Liaise with trusted partners, providing pointers on how to elevate their game creative to meet the standards of CryptoKitties.


The ideal candidate:

Our ideal candidate is a creative risk taker, art maverick, and team player. They have an uncanny ability to develop characters, worlds, and universes, and then entice audiences across the spectrum to play the game. They will work closely with art directors, creative directors, product designers, product owners, marketing strategists and a variety of other stakeholders. They sketch ideas, collaborate, and produce polished creative that lives in both still and animated forms.


To succeed in this role, you must:

  • Have strong illustration skills.
  • Have a love for visual storytelling (static and motion).
  • Have a depth of experience in character design, environment building, game design, and animation.
  • Have the ability to adapt styles and have the bandwidth to develop completely different experiences with a range of other styles to bring CryptoKitties to life in its very best form.
  • Be a creative thinker who can translate strategic and marketing needs into beautiful creative.
  • Be flexible with taking on initiatives, big and small.
  • Feel passionately about developing unique creative.
  • Be adept at adjusting processes to meet time-sensitive goals while maintaining strong brand standards.


How to apply:

  • Please include your resume
  • Send us a portfolio or samples of your artwork


More about Axiom Zen:

Axiom Zen is also the team behind ZenHub, the world’s leading collaboration solution for technical teams; and the creator of Toby, tab management with personality recognized as Top Chrome Extension of the year by both Google and Product Hunt. Axiom Zen’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, and Fast Company.


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