Lead / Senior 2D Artist

About the job

At Argus Labs, we are shaping the future of video games through applied research in distributed systems and game design. We believe online game worlds should be open and interconnected, rather than closed siloes controlled by platform giants.Argus is an MMO game developer and publisher built around a collective of hackers and designers in pursuit of the next great paradigm shift in the video game industry.As an applied research lab with an integrated game studio/publisher, we are uniquely positioned to lead the way. We build our own games that are native to our infrastructure. This allows us to fully understand and utilize the capabilities of our platform, resulting in novel game designs built around the platform's unique power and quirks.Backed by the bestWe recently raised $10 million in seed funding led by Haun Ventures with participation from angels in tech and gaming such as Elad Gil, Balaji Srinivasan, Kevin Aluwi, Siqi Chen, etc.Read more about who we are at https://argus.gg


  • Create concept art and high-quality 2D assets for characters, vehicles and environments in a stylized anime aesthetic
  • Create visual mockups to communicate game ideas
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define and maintain the artistic vision for various projects
  • Provide constructive feedback to the art team and help them achieve their potential
  • Participate actively in project planning and creative brainstorming sessions
  • Be able to troubleshoot and solve artistic issues that arise during production


  • 8+ years of experience in the video game industry
  • Proven experience as a 2D artist in the game industry, with demonstrated success in an anime aesthetic
  • Proficiency with industry-standard design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects
  • Strong knowledge of composition, color theory, and layout
  • Demonstrated ability to create expressive, stylized characters and environments in an anime style
  • Mastery of time management to adhere to schedules and deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Nice to Have

  • Experience with Unity or Unreal Engine
  • Strong understanding of the game development process
  • Experience with 3D modeling software (e.g., Blender, Maya)
  • Experience in storyboarding
  • Previous experience in a leadership position
  • Degree from an Art College

Perks & benefitsFor full-time employees

  • A note for the game industry veterans: no crunch :-)
  • Flexible PTO (2 weeks required) + holidays
  • 100% employer-covered medical, dental, and vision insurance (US)
  • 401k (US)
  • Up to $1500 desk set-up stipend
  • Company retreats

We’re an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

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