STATS’ mission is to power and transform fans’ passion for sports, and to improve team and athlete performance all over the world through data and data-driven experiences.  STATS-powered experiences touch over a billion fans of leading sports teams and leagues. 


As Director of Design, you will lead the overall product design direction and execution across STATS’ portfolio of products including user research, interaction design and visual design.  Because we are a data and analytics driven company, a passion for information visualization is a strong plus. You will build and lead a small but dynamic team and collaborate with a design-driven leadership team to continue to find innovative ways to deliver on our mission statement. 


Your portfolio reflects a keen ear for user needs, simplicity in design, and a pragmatic approach to execution. You are a strong conceptual thinker that can see the big picture yet sweat the small details. You have led user experience professionals in pushing the edges of forward-thinking design.


This position is full-time and based in STATS’ brand new offices in River North, one of the hottest neighborhoods in downtown Chicago, convenient to everything.


Your Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, and provide leadership to a team of Designers across diverse product releases, platforms, and devices that form the STATS portfolio.
  • Deliver a user experience vision, and a plan for iterative updates in achieving that vision.
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with other product leaders in effectively executing that vision.
  • Be a tireless advocate for the user and evangelize the importance of user feedback, and data-driven decision making in informing great design.
  • Communicate evolution of design ideas clearly, consistently, and effectively to a variety of audiences and skill sets



  • 7 years of experience as a user experience professional or human factors engineer
  • 2 years of experience leading and/or managing design teams
  • Design portfolio with examples of digital design, and information visualization
  • Ability to travel up to 20%  

Email lfruen@stats.com with interest!


STATS is an equal opportunity employer; our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.  We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of gender, race, disability or veteran status.

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