Turned to PIP-41 – Vote: Snapshot
Many in the Pickle community and beyond are familiar with @fennec and his work for the DAO. In the past few months, Fennec has been involved in the following efforts:
- creating unique art and NFTs for Pickle promotions including major jar launches, collaborations, and special occasions.
- creating visual collateral for announcements, tweets, and articles.
- creating illustrations, icons, and decorative elements for our rebranded UI.
Most of these can be appreciated at the Pickled NFTs collection in OpenSea.
Moreover, Fennec has been actively involved as a community member at Pickle, sharing his thoughts on digital art, NFTs, and design as well as engaging in support, encouragement, and promotion of Pickle and its products. In his public interactions as well as his creations, Fennec has shown a highly positive spirit and a truly green heart in inspiring amounts, making for great atmosphere in all community channels where he has participated.
Fennec was originally engaged as a contractor, and as our briefs to him got more frequent, he kindly agreed to a modest retainer fee which was paid out of marketing and promotional expenses. As is common with many artistic engagements in the NFT world, Fennec and Pickle also agreed to split the proceeds of the sale of Pickled NFTs with Pickle receiving the initial lump-sum payment for each NFT sold while Fennec receives a 10% royalty on each subsequent re-sale. This agreement, originally intended as a 3-month trial, has been ongoing for over 6 months.
This is a draft proposal to formalise the role of Fennec as a core team member.
If submitted to a vote and passed, this proposal will give an additional, special mandate to the recently established “Select Committee on Continuing Operations and Compensation” (approved in PIP-39) to review the current agreement between Pickle and Fennec, and approve a compensation package for Fennec that is commensurate with his expected contributions to the protocol going forward and is market-based and appropriate for our industry in general and protocol more specifically.
Fennec is now a well-regarded NFT artist, highly productive, and also dabbles effectively in other areas of graphic artistry and even UI design. I admit unremorsefully to relying on Fennec’s NFTs to close collaboration partnerships – a very effective hook. This is only expected to increase in frequency as Pickle expands its marketing and business developments efforts going forward.
Finally, it is important for our core team to have predictability in its talent resources. Fennec would not lack for opportunities if either party were to discontinue the existing engagement. However, it is the team’s opinion that letting this happen would be to our protocol’s detriment.
- Proceed to Proposal
- Do Nothing