How to find a Technical Artist on LinkedIn in 2023

Shane Shown
11 min readSep 15, 2023

Written by Shane Shown, CEO of Nxt Level

Hunting for talent is a bit like playing a strategy game — you need the right tactics, resources, and a sprinkle of creativity. As any seasoned gamer (or artist!) would tell you, mastering your tools is the prelude to epic achievements. At Nxt Level, we’ve unlocked achievement badges with indie prodigies and AAA powerhouses alike, including the legendary ProbablyMonsters, Counterplay Games, Cold Symmetry, and two dozen other gaming guilds, all in search of that elusive technical artist to add magic to their pixels. But, to avoid diving too deep into the game code (because let’s face it, simplicity isn’t my default mode), let’s set our quest marker on finding a technical artist with a flair for crafting mesmerizing environments.

Navigating LinkedIn as a recruiter is much like navigating a complex database, and to do it efficiently, you need the right strategies and tools. Think of LinkedIn as your sprawling open-world game, filled with characters possessing unique abilities, hidden talents, and, most importantly, the potential to be your next star player. Like any grand journey, the road to recruiting nirvana is paved with challenges and distractions, but with the right playbook in hand, you’ll be on the fast track to victory. Whether you’re well-versed in LinkedIn recruiting or just starting out, this guide aims to equip you with effective methodologies. Let’s leverage this platform to find the best technical artist talent out there.

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Shane Shown

Founder @ NxtLevel.io | Blogger | Sourcing Ninja | Recruiter | Ex-@Facebook, Ex-@Zillow | Consultant | Entrepreneur | Startup Junky