Art Director

Vancouver, BC
We're looking for an exceptional Art Director to help us define new worlds for cutting edge games and be instrumental in launching these experiences. You will support us in bringing the benefits of blockchain to billions of consumers by building the future of fun!

The ideal candidate is a highly creative game enthusiast. You have an uncanny ability to create compelling experiences, whether that is through in-game content, brand building, or advertising. You will leverage your deep knowledge of graphic design, animation, illustration, and digital design to create the next world-class game. You enjoy rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty designing and illustrating, and knowing how to convey your vision to a wider team. You leverage your technical understanding to produce the best results, ensuring feasibility by leveraging innovative technology or unique techniques. You're energized by your peers and engage their expertise to produce the very best product.

A little about us:

Dapper Labs is the company behind CryptoKitties. Formed in February 2018, Dapper Labs was spun out of Axiom Zen to spread the benefits of decentralization through the power of play, fairness, and true ownership. Notable investors in Dapper Labs include Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Venrock, Google Ventures, Samsung, and the founders of Dreamworks, Reddit, Coinbase, Zynga, and AngelList, among others. CryptoKitties is the world’s most popular blockchain application outside of cryptocurrency exchanges.

Dapper team members are humble and curious entrepreneurs, builders, and tinkerers who share a passion to demystify blockchain technology and tap its potential to create change in the world. Our people are our greatest strength: our diverse crew flourishes in a distributed hierarchy where personal autonomy and professional growth are encouraged. We value our culture above else: regardless of where you came from, what you studied, or who you used to work for, your role here will necessitate both a high level of creativity and strategic thinking on complex issues. Everyone here is a founder, and no one fits in a box. We’re all driven by an insatiable thirst for learning and development, and that’s what brings us together.
What we'll accomplish together:
  • Build beautiful worlds that demand to be explored.
  • Weave together compelling narratives creating stories and games that people love.
A little about you:
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating a breadth of style, graphic excellence, conceptual ideation and world building.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate compelling stories weaving narrative and creative together.
  • Technical experience working with developers, animators, illustrators to produce game/web ready assets.
  • Advertising experiences launching compelling products and games to market with creative assets ie landing page, digital campaigns, tease initiatives.
  • Strong documentation and presentation abilities to convey creative identity for a games and experiences.
  • Collaborative approach working with concept and character artists to maintain high visual quality of deliverables and engineers to ensure feasibility and best practices for handoff.
  • Quick to produce broad stroke work for initial visual development.
  • Iterative mentality with the flexibility to adapt and change assets, process, or outputs based on direction (our studio works in a testing environment and not everything will make it to final production).
  • Efficient workflow utilizing art creation best practices while maintaining quality.
  • Pixel perfect production assets ready for animation and development.
  • A passion for big worlds and deep characters. We love to argue about Avatar: The Last Airbender, Batman: The Animated Series, Gravity Falls, Big Mouth and King of the Hill. Do you?
  • A love for games!
Bonus points if you have the following:
  • Strong illustration skills, validated with 3+ years working as an illustrator for an agencies or freelance for a roster of top tier brands.
  • 3+ years in motion graphics with both hands on execution polish and experience managing motion development.
A little bit more about us:

At Dapper Labs we recruit the best and foster an environment that empowers our team. That means a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and open-minded. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.   

We offer compensation commensurate with the high level of talent we seek, diverse opportunities for learning and development, extensive benefits, and flexible time off policy.