Director of Visual Design

DraftKings, Boston, MA

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As the Director of Visual Design, you will lead the visual design of new and existing feature development, and will have a material impact on what DraftKings is today and becomes tomorrow.  While leading and growing a talented team of designers and working hand in hand with the UX team of information architects and prototypes and researchers, the successful candidate will utilize their impressive experience to keep DraftKings at the forefront of modern usability design on all platforms.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Provide art direction to designers, writers, developers, and UX specialists
  • Contribute strategic ideas and innovative thinking to meet market changes, reach business objectives, address competitive threats, and/or support strategic plans
  • Manage the Visual UI Design team including organizational alignment, recruiting and professional training and development, performance reviews, setting objectives, etc.
  • Build strong, collaborative business partnerships with key departments within the organization
  • Working with the UX director to translate product needs into smart, measurable creative strategies that differentiates DraftKings and enhance the consumer experience
  •  Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and evolve responsive design web standards. Ensure design teams understand and follow these standards
  • Define and communicate company and brand identity standards for worldwide use
  • Present design solutions through presentations. Communicate and document design rationale and strategy
  • Benchmark other companies and keep abreast of industry trends, competitive landscape, target audiences, and marketplace changes
  • Leverage content management systems, project tracking applications, image libraries, and digital asset management systems
  • Collaborate with the UX Director, Project Managers, Product Team Leads, Research and Developers to refine workflows


  • Strong portfolio featuring a variety of design solutions across surfaces
  • A truly impressive background with experience leading Digital Design on all platforms (iOS/Android/Web) with explicit experience in Native App design
  • Ability to work cross platform
  • 3 years demonstrating strong, mobile experience
  • 8 years of professional work experience is required
  • 5 years management experience is required
  • Knowledge of sports, fantasy sports and other sport entertainment products
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Proven successful experience in customer focused conversion and engagement
  • Full understanding of analytics, and how it can be used to improve products
  • Proven leadership across disciplines at a digital B to C company
  • Ability to inspire a team of Visual and UI Designers and manage their career growth and trajectory
  • Ability to easily prioritize and organize large volumes of projects
  • Has extensive client management and engagement experience and is comfortable presenting their work to a large and senior audience
  • Strong, flexible, strategic thinker with vision
  • Experience attracting and hiring design talent
  • Collaborative work style and leadership, communication, and presentation skills

Keys to Success

  • Demonstrate accountability and integrity
  • Develop successful relationships within the team and with other departments
  • Embrace change
  • Demonstrate business savvy

About DraftKings

DraftKings, Inc. is the world’s leading skill-based Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform that allows fans in North America and the UK to compete in single-day, online fantasy sports contests across the largest variety of professional sports. DraftKings’ premier web-based and mobile technology brings a more engaging interactive experience and daily excitement to the pastime of fantasy sports. Founded in Boston in 2012. Headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices in New York City and London. More than 350 employees. DraftKings is the exclusive DFS partner of Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the National Hockey League and NASCAR (see more partnership details below).

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