Senior Concept Artist

Nyan Heroes

Nyan Heroes

Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024

Make your positive impact on the future of gaming

As the gaming industry undergoes rapid transformation, from the rise of free-to-play to the emergence of play-to-earn games and GameFi, Nyan Heroes stands at the vanguard of this revolution. With a focus on crafting a AAA multiplayer shooter set to launch its alpha in late 2024, we're committed to pushing the envelope.

By harnessing the power of blockchain technology, Nyan Heroes aims to involve and empower players equitably in all aspects of the game and its economy. Our mission is to set the gold standard for fair, sustainable game development in the GameFi space, leading the industry's advancement technologically, ethically, and inspirationally.

About the role

As a senior concept artist you will be a key part of bringing the world of Nyan Heroes to life with new and inspiring concept designs, and push the game’s art style to the next level. You will put your excellent design and illustration skills to use in creating stylized and appealing environments for our players to get immersed in, in close collaboration with the art and design teams. Using your experience and communication skills you will support and guide your colleagues on the concept art team, facilitate a positive working environment and maintain a high standard of professional excellence.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Be a leading force in developing the visual style and game world of Nyan Heroes by exploring a wide range of ideas.
  • Create high quality 3d modelling ready environment concepts based on briefs from the art director and design department.
  • Create mood paintings, colour and lighting studies to inform and inspire.
  • Provide concepts for props, characters, architecture etc. as needed.
  • Incorporate feedback to iterate on project visual direction.
  • Collaborate with, mentor and guide other artists on the team whilst continuously levelling up your own skills, knowledge and capabilities.
  • Participate in art reviews and provide feedback to both 2D and 3D art teams.
  • Be a strong force in upholding a welcoming, respectful and professional atmosphere for collaboration, communication, and creativity.

About you:

  • Extensive experience creating and delivering high quality environment concept art and illustration work for games.
  • In-depth experience with technology, terminology, and techniques of game art development, including an awareness of design and programming considerations.
  • Experience working in an iterative, agile environment.
  • Portfolio examples that show an understanding of traditional art principles including composition, shape language, colour theory, and visual storytelling as used in environment-focused art.
  • Outstanding creative skills and ability to develop ideas.
  • Can be relied upon to quickly learn new processes and software as needed.
  • Strong communication skills; readily shares knowledge and information with others.
  • Self-directed, enthusiastic, positive, embraces critiques.
  • Understands the audience and appreciates games.
  • Minimum 5+ years experience as a concept artist.
  • AAA Experience preferred.
  • Minimum one published title preferred.

Showreel / Portfolio

We would love to see your creative work! For this role, we ask that you provide:

  1. A Portfolio (online is preferred, can also be attached to your CV).
  2. A breakdown of the work within the portfolio.
  3. Clear guidance about your specific responsibilities and contribution to the work within the portfolio.


  • Location: From anywhere in the world. We are globally remote.
  • Equity/tokens available: Yes
  • Start date: ASAP

The Studio:

We are a well-funded gaming studio seeking talented, motivated team members to help build an industry-defining title on PC from the ground up. We are gamers ourselves and believe in allowing talented people to express their own creative freedom.

We are looking for many experienced industry heroes to help build and craft an AAA-rated game with a unique innovative twist on the standard formula.

We currently have more than 30 talented Nyan members across the world with two-thirds of our team coming from AAA-rated gaming studios and titles.

In addition to reshaping the future of gaming, we are committed to creating the top gaming studio culture founded on kindness and our love of cats! Nyan Heroes has already donated $250,000 from its first NFT sale towards our mission of saving 1 billion cats.