Art Director

San Francisco /
Art /
/ Hybrid
About us

Curio is building next-gen crypto games and infrastructure with strong user generated content (UGC). Previous generation of games are closed, preventing players from contributing UGC that hook into core game logic and accessing game data. We envision a world where players are free to invent and build, such as it’s building an asset exchange, drafting up political agreements, or even issuing your own in-game currency and inventing new monetary systems.

We are working on solving cutting-edge blockchain engineering problems that can bring this to reality. So far, we’ve built a fully on-chain game engine on the Ethereum Virtual Machine and launched Treaty — a strategy game where players form alliances and draft up policies to win. For the first time, user generated code is fully enforced by the game engine, and by leveraging such composability enabled by crypto, this amplifies player creativity and radically shift the way players interact with the worlds that they hold dear.

We’re backed by top investors including Bain Crypto, TCG Crypto, Robot Ventures, Formless Capital, and a team of amazing angels who hail from Niantic, Coinbase, and more.


    • Own the artistic vision of the game, working directly with all functions to ensure a smooth gaming experience.
    • Ideate and create new visual styles for the game.
    • Work with a team of artists to establish a robust game art pipeline for visual assets to ensure smooth game launches.


    • Experience in leading a team as an art director with a standout portfolio showcasing past work.
    • Ability to lead and design in a startup environment with man moving parts and high uncertainty.
    • High level of user empathy.
    • High level of transparency and communicate intentions with integrity and honesty.

Bonus if ...

    • You have knowledge and insights in NFTs, DeFi, and current blockchain games.
    • You’re have a level of proficiency in game development workflows working with technologies like Unity.
    • You can join us in person in our San Francisco office.

Why join us?

    • As an early team member, you will receive highly competitive cash and equity compensations.
    • You’ll have opportunities to take great ownership and shape the next generation of gaming.
    • Be learning and building every day with one of the first and most anticipated teams in the on-chain gaming space.
    • We provide perks such as full health, dental, and vision insurance, 401k matching, team retreats, and more.
Even if the above qualifications aren't an exact match, passionate and enthusiastic people who love to quickly learn are always welcome! Feel free to reach out or apply regardless and we would love to chat.