Today, Ridotto wants to shine a special spotlight on one of our most passionate team members, which is reflected clear-to-see in the quality of his artwork. Özgür Baltutan has officially joined Ridotto as our full time in-house graphic designer, and the team could not be more thrilled.
He has been involved in the arts for as long as he can remember, getting his start professionally as part of the Turkish national opera in his early teens.
Almost a decade later, having explored his passion for music, Özgür turned his attention to the digital arts while he was studying economics at university. It didn’t take long for his passion to take central focus in his life, and so he decided to drop finance to pursue a multifaceted approach to the creative arts.
In the time since, beyond graphic design, he has worked with Turkish filmmakers to design props and sets for movies and commercials, and has also worked with architects and design firms to fine tune their 3D modeling.
Cryptocurrency, blockchain, gambling and Ridotto are all fresh experiences for Özgür and likewise, he is enjoying the rollercoaster; happy to soak up as much fun as Web3 has to offer. He, too, is excited to offer his multidisciplinary approach to Ridotto and create unique experiences for the community in fresh and memorable ways.
Asked about his work with Ridotto, Özgür said: “My goal in life has always been about leaving an impact, and through Ridotto, I believe that I will succeed much sooner than I ever could have hoped. I’m excited by what’s ahead, and to create an aesthetic to match to fun and thrill of decentralized gambling.”
Ridotto is the very first cross-chain gambling and lottery protocol based on complete transparency, anonymity, security, and fairness. Built on Cardano, our approach is to provide an open protocol driven by the community, where users can play, build, and even bankroll casino games, thus earning generous liquidity. Ridotto’s overarching goal is to elevate the user to the role of “house,” thereby offering a fully scalable alternative to centralized online gambling.
Beyond our vibrant flagship casino, we will unleash retail ingenuity by giving users the decentralized infrastructure to experiment and evolve the gambling ecosystem, much like the App Store did for mobile gaming.