UnVale is an inclusive commissions platform that helps digital artists support themselves with their creations. We've been working on this platform since 2021, when we realized that other websites for artists were not living up to the values of their communities. We are a diverse, creative team constructing a new platform that not only provides all the tooling needed by artists to manage the commission process, but also maintains an atmosphere of safety and acceptance.
We envision UnVale as a long sought-after planet for artists from across the universe to start anew; a place where all that do no harm are welcome. Whether you create D&D character portraits or anthro avatars or vtuber assets, here at UnVale, there's space for all.
We are a diverse, distributed team spread across North America and Europe. Many of us have backgrounds building technology products, while others have unconventional backstories. Some of us are digital artists ourselves, while others would rather express their creativity through cooking or web development. Many of us are neurodivergent, and we all work together to accommodate different communication styles.
Though we all bring different perspectives and skills to the table, we all rally around UnVale's mission: to help as many artists as possible earn a living from their creations.
Though UnVale welcomes individuals from across the galaxy, we know we need to keep artists at the center of everything we do. We strive to use our creativity, technological experience, and understanding of IP ownership to serve artists the best we can.
We put artists first by keeping out fees low (5% with 0% on tips), and constantly involving artists in our decision-making process regarding platform improvements and new features. We are committed to finding ways to grow UnVale that don't burden artists with surprise costs that may hurt their ability to earn a living.
We know that, for UnVale to thrive, both our team and our community will need to prosper as well. To do this, we will create an inclusive culture with life-enriching benefits that ensures our team members feel supported and excited about being a part of UnVale. Additionally, we commit to putting money back into artists' hands through our own commissions or special projects.
As of May 2022, we've put $8,906.14 back into the community.
Our unique backgrounds and differences are what makes our community and team members so special. We don't seek to conform, but to allow everyone's unique attributes to shine in everything we do.
We honor this value by welcoming artists from all types of fandoms, as long as you're respectful of others. We also strive to build a culture for our team where different kinds of working styles are accommodated. Introverts are welcome here.
The culture at UnVale is defined by our creativity and kindness. We offer benefits that allow our team members to improve their creative talents (like a stipend to take an art class or buy a new easel), and we each have our own character representing ourselves in the UnVale. When someone new joins our team, they often comment on the warm reception they receive and the thoughtfulness of the team members around them. We have a pretty special crew.
We strive to have an asynchronous-leaning work style, which accommodates flexible working hours and varying communication styles. This means no video meeting fatigue and plenty of focus time. Additionally, many of our team members come from underrepresented groups in tech, and we hire new folks with the goal of adding to our already unique culture (rather than "fitting in" to what already exists). We want UnVale to be a leader when it comes to inclusive workplaces.
We are always looking for talented folks to join our team. If you'd like to play a part in building a new home for digital artists, please send your resume to email@example.com.