Art Director (New Game Studio)

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New Game Studio – General /
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Hi, we’re Strider! 

We are founded by a team of humans who have worked within entertainment and games for decades, and we have a lot of thoughts. During our time within these worlds, we’ve come to realize the creative process is broken. This has sparked a desire to shake things up and bring new opportunities to creators and their communities.

With these thoughts in mind, it helped us form some of our  core beliefs:

- Having a creative career should suck less and be more fun and rewarding.
- In the entertainment and games industries, too few wield too much power. Disruption is long overdue. 
- Risk-averse execs committed to the status quo stifle inclusiveness and the diversity of ideas.
- People deserve to own and profit from their great ideas.
- Pay should be fair and transparent. 
- Making stuff can feel more like a game and less like a grind.
- Capybaras are amazing creatures who bring chill relaxation wherever they roam.

To harness the creative power of communities to be productive together, with new, transparent ways of getting everybody compensated for their efforts.

We strive to fulfill our mission through the launch and support of our platform which supports the growth of creative communities that build new IP together. Inside these collaborative communities, ideas will be born, flourish and grow; this process will be augmented by all types of professionals from artists and writers to engineers and community managers.

In partnership with a major online community, Treasure DAO, we are building a brand new studio from the ground up! TreasureDAO is one of the largest web3 ecosystems, with a thriving community, dozens of projects, and grounded leadership planning for long-term growth. Beyond the excitement of building a new game studio, it is most important that we are creating a unique and fun world-class game (and hopefully many more) that can be enjoyed by all. The game will be based on the Smolverse IP, which has an excited, active community. Our goal is to give the game team maximum autonomy, upside, and ownership of the destiny of the game and studio as possible.  

*Please note, this position will be hired through the new game studio that is funded by our partner, Treasure DAO. Though this role will initially work with Strider, this position will not be employed officially by Strider.

As a preface, we understand that applying to any role is a bit scary. From here onwards, read knowing that this is ideally what we want but what we are seeking is more than just a list.

We seek a driven and versatile Art Director looking to lead the efforts in bringing our game vision to life! Alongside our Game Director and Creative Director, the Art Director will be setting standards, workflows, and visual direction, working hand in hand with game development. They will collaborate closely with developers, designers, product, and other artists and UI designers with the goal of creating memorable games. The Art Director will define visual quality standards and technical specifications of assets and is comfortable creating game assets on their own as well as directing and providing feedback to the team’s other content creators. 

*As a note, we are open to either an Art Director or an Art Lead.


    • Define and support the visual direction for the project in collaboration with studio leadership, and clearly communicate the vision with others
    • Create, curate, and update the project art bible outlining the visual tone and style
    • Own art backlog, roadmaps, and production pipelines
    • Hands-on ownership of the entire creation process - sketches to color concepts to 2D game assets
    • Source and coordinate with external studios and contractors should the need arise
    • Contribute to sprint planning and work closely with the rest of an expanding team
    • Import, implement, and test game assets in Unity
    • Evaluating and selecting tools used for art creation to ensure optimal and quality creation of game assets
    • Willingness to learn and explore this new space with us to make a proper, fun game :)


    • A passion for games or other interactive experiences and entertainment (movies, games, music)
    • 5 years of experience in senior or lead art roles working with 2D (and/or 3D) games Mastery of Adobe Suite, specifically, Illustrator.
    • Strong ability to create 2D game assets
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent understanding of game industry trends
    • Critical thinking and analytical mindset
    • Extensive experience with Unity and other game engines
    • An awesome portfolio!! Show us your greatness :)


    • Strong animation skills (ex. After Effects, Blender, 3DS Max)
    • Experience and understanding of UI and UX
    • Basic understanding of C#
    • Experience or demonstrated interest in web3 and related technologies
    • Experience and knowledge of VFX

As mentioned, the above is just a list. We want to assess ALL of you, including who you are and the potential of who you can be. If you have some or all of what we're seeking, please apply! :)

- Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance 
- Competitive Compensation Plan
- Fully Remote
- Flexible Work Hours
- Unlimited PTO
- 401K
- Modern tools and processes, and co-workers who are on the cutting edge of innovation in product development 
- An Amazing Team :)

At this new games studio, we are dedicated to building not just a product, but a workplace that values and promotes creativity and the diversity of people & thoughts. Our hugest asset is our global team, and we want to make sure that we are fueling an authentic workplace, where each individual can feel a sense of belonging.

This new games studio provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.