Concept Artist {Characters & Worlds}

Vancouver, BC
We're looking for an exceptional Concept Artist to help us define new worlds, characters and environments for cutting edge games and experiences. You will support us in bring the benefits of blockchain to billions of consumers by building the future of fun!

The ideal candidate is a creative risk taker and game enthusiast. You have an uncanny ability to develop characters, worlds, and universes, that entice audiences across the spectrum. You will leverage your deep knowledge of game art pipelines to deliver end to end support building out creative for the next world-class game. You can bridge the gap between concept sketches and game-ready production assets and can turn out styles that span the spectrum of cartoon cuties, to underworld creatures and everything in between.

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:
  • Design captivating characters that drive people desperate to learn more about.
  • Build beautiful worlds that demand to be discovered and beg to be explored.
  • Tell stories that people will put their grandchildren to bed with.
A little about you:
  • Versatility to conceptualize various art styles and genres reflected in your portfolio of work
  • Strong conceptualization of new characters, worlds, props, themes
  • Experience with game art pipelines, with suggestions to optimize and improve process
  • Collaborative approach working with Art Direction 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 character/prop/environment development
  • Pixel perfect production assets ready for animation/development
  • Iterative mentality with the flexibility to adapt and change assets/process/outputs based on direction (Our studio works in a testing environment and not everything will make it to final production)
  • A love for games!
  • Efficient workflow utilizing art creation best practices while maintaining quality
  • Curiosity & Kaizen  > Self motivated to test new tools and software to achieve the best result according with different projects.
  • 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?
  • You are capable of applying your skills across a variety of use cases; inflexible specialists need not apply.
  • We believe in processes and the power of planning, but you will often have to roll with the punches and prioritize the most impactful tasks on the fly.
A little 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.