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We're Hiring Artists!

Hello everyone, our expansion of the Artist Team has officially begun!

We are looking for artists who are willing to join our creative team and take on a longterm position and on-site role. The position is paid for on a project by project basis, in which artists will be assigned work periodically to be completed by certain deadlines. The amount of assigned work depends on the site's needs, budget, as well as artist availability. Artists will have the option of being paid in Real Life Currency or Turnips at market rates based on their preferences.

The position of Site Artist entails:
  • Signing an NDA, contract, and using our Site Artist Discord server regularly to communicate
  • Hands-on training under our Head Artist for various areas of site development
  • Collaboration with the Head Artist as well as the rest of the team on various projects
  • Artwork created can include (Depending on artist strengths and project needs):
    • Pet Edits
    • Item recolours
    • Items, Clothing assets
    • Pet assets
    • Other Misc Artwork

A member of the Artist Team would be expected to:
  • Work well in a team setting, providing feedback and bringing creative ideas to the table
  • Be accountable, present, and communicative
  • Be proficient in Photoshop or another PSD-enabled program
  • Complete their assigned work within deadlines
  • Represent Dappervolk in a professional and welcoming manner

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APPLICATION FORM
If you're interested in this position, please fill out the application below and email it to [email protected] with your portfolio and resume attached.

Username and ID:
Pronouns:
You consent to providing your full name if accepted:
Type “Yes” to consent. This is required as you will be signing an artist contract and an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) in regards to any unreleased Dappervolk content you may see or create as an artist for Dappervolk. It is however fully confidential and will remain with the site owner only.
Confirm that you are over 18 years of age:
Type “Yes” here, only adults over 18 years of age are legally able to enter into a binding contract and receive payment.
Timezone:
We're looking for team members who can participate in active discussions regarding asset development and participate in the on-hands training process. 
Preferred rates:
Outline the general rate of pay you would like per piece completed. Examples of what you could use are per item, pet, or a general hourly rate.
Asset Preferences:
Let us know which area(s) of art development you're most interested in contributing to on Dappervolk. Ie. Items, clothing, pets, other?
Introduction:
Let us know a bit about yourself and what interests you about becoming an artist for Dappervolk. What qualities do you have that would make you a great addition to our team? Feel free to also include information about yourself outside of Dappervolk too, such as any hobbies/interests! 
Experience on Pet/Avatar Sites:

Please share any relevant experience you may have working as an artist for other sites, or otherwise playing a role as a community figure. 
Username(s) on Social Media: If applicable!
Username(s) on other Petsites/Communities: If applicable!
Any other Details/Information: Optional

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FAQ
Why not have a standardized payment rate?
There is too much variation in experience, skill, and preference in different artists for us to set a standard rate of payment here. Please list out payment preferences most suitable for you when applying. The preferred payment artists receive is at their comfort and discretion, and will not have any weight when reviewing applications.

How are artists selected?
We will be hiring applicants who seem like a good fit for the team based on art style, past experience and skill level. All artists will be joining our team of creatives and taking on work that fits into their own schedule. We're looking to create a great team environment that will boost the creativity and variety of future site content.

What kind of hours are artists expected to work each month?
This is flexible for each artist, we have no minimums for work taken on each month. Essentially, artists will claim what they have time for in each project and manage their time independantly around our planned deadlines.

Will hired artists be drawing turnip-based items such as monthly sets?
No. We will not be hiring artists to draw items or content that directly generate revenue. All site artists will be working on free-to-play content such as new permanent items/pets, assets, and free seasonal content.

Why ask for a timezone?
This is to best coordinate scheduled things like deadlines. If selected, we will be getting in touch to discuss everything in further detail, as not everyone in the same timezone has the same active schedule.

When will my application be replied to?
Due to the potential volume of applications, we may not be able to reply to every application, but thank everyone in advance for their interest in the available positions! We will be emailing with additional questions where applicable.
Applications will remain open indefinitely until we assemble a full team.

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Thank you for reading, and feel free to spread the word about hiring opportunities on Dappervolk! We look forward to hearing from you, and we're so excited to expand our creative team and get to know everyone in the process.

Comments


  • Villager belle (#6002) 21 Jul 2021, 6:09 pm
    good luck to everyone applying!!! <3
  • Villager Zelda (#28) 21 Jul 2021, 6:11 pm
    Very exciting! I hope it goes well c:
  • Villager HeartlessDemon (#29883) 21 Jul 2021, 6:11 pm
    Cool, good luck to applicants <3
  • Villager Villager (#41508) 21 Jul 2021, 6:32 pm
    Awesome! I look forward to the expansion of the DV team (=
  • Villager WEN (#19657) 21 Jul 2021, 6:35 pm
    I’m thrilled that we’re going to be getting new artists in the future!

    That being said, as an artist I would suggest making it clear that this is for commercial rates since I noticed the post is asking artists to quote their prices. There are artists who might not realize it’s for commercial rates (as the items could be further monetized) and quote their personal rates instead which could be much lower.

    I’d also like to recommend DV state their budget outright as well as the work amount expected so that people can fairly quote for their work and know what they’re getting into.

    Hoping to see DV activity pick up as the new artists onboard and release items! Good luck to those applying!
  • Villager Consumption (#50305) 21 Jul 2021, 6:41 pm
    Good luck everyone! I hope you guys will hire writers in the future.
  • Villager kemvon (#4416) 21 Jul 2021, 6:45 pm
    sadly i wont be applying since i have my exams coming up and wont have the time, but good luck to everyone applying! i do hope this brings a lot more new content regularly and more site activity!
  • Villager Iruka (#27057) 21 Jul 2021, 6:45 pm
    turnips....
  • Villager fairywren (#4265) 21 Jul 2021, 6:53 pm
    please don't ever pay artists in turnips lol.
    anyways, good luck to those applying!
  • Villager AmethystRaine (#60279) 21 Jul 2021, 6:53 pm
    Goodluck everyone applying! :D I can't draw to save my life so I wont be applying. <3 lol
  • Villager Trash_ferret (#47864) 21 Jul 2021, 6:56 pm
    Man i should really make a portfolio soon... Probably won't be applying for this, but good luck to those who will. Also don't accept payment in turnips i'm begging you
  • Villager Krissim (#36) 21 Jul 2021, 6:56 pm
    It comes off really shady and unprofessional that turnips is even an option for pay. A for profit site like this should pay its employees with actual money. This comes off as DV hoping to fish for artists still in school or new to the business side of art that will sell themselves short and work for free. Given this site was started by an artist, it is really disappointing to see.
  • Villager JaneBuzJane (#24420) 21 Jul 2021, 6:56 pm
    Best of luck to all who apply! I can't wait for this DV team expansion! ^-^
  • Villager OhCaden (#60517) 21 Jul 2021, 7:09 pm
    Hour many hours weekly would you say are required of the artists generally? Just communication-wise, and general site-doings. Obviously the artwork deadlines will have varying hours by artist.
    I am interested in applying, but I work a full time job and currently only do artwork freelance.
  • Villager Kronotherion (#23158) 21 Jul 2021, 7:11 pm
    I agree with Krissim. If it's official site art and not a special class of user-created items, you should be paying real money. If you can't afford to pay your workers, you can't afford to run a business.
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