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Design Director



Software Engineering, Design
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024
About FightCamp
FightCamp is a connected at-home boxing gym. With FightCamp, you get access to world-class boxing and kickboxing trainers, studio-quality equipment, and performance-tracking technology — all from the comfort of your home. The key to a FightCamp workout lies in our Punch Tracking technology — we allow you to measure every strike, deliver real-time stats and fuel your competitive side.
The FightCamp iOS app holds over 1,000 workouts, drills and adds more than 12 new classes each week. Our customer base has grown to over 30,000 members throughout the US, with over 1.2 billion punches thrown, in just over two years.
We’ve quickly become one of the fastest-growing players in the connected fitness market. To date, we have raised over $90M in venture capital. We’re committed to shaping the future of at-home fitness and are well-positioned for sustainable growth.
FightCamp (formerly known as Hykso) was launched out of Y-Combinator in March 2016.
What We Value
- Collaborative team players with a growth mindset
- High attention to detail with a focus on quality and user experience
- Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills
- Proactive self-starters
About the Role of Design Director
As the Design Director at FightCamp, you will lead the design team in integrating gamification principles to boost user engagement, retention, and satisfaction across our iOS and Android apps. Utilizing your expertise, you will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to conceptualize and implement engaging gamification features that drive user actions and achieve desired outcomes. Along with your creative leadership, you will manage and mentor your team, fostering a culture of innovation and ensuring the successful delivery of gamification projects.

What You Will Do

  • Lead the design team in developing gamification strategies and mechanics that align with business objectives and user needs.
  • Collaborate with product managers, developers, and stakeholders to define gamification requirements, goals, and success metrics.
  • Design intuitive and engaging user interfaces, feedback systems, progress indicators, and reward structures to enhance user motivation and enjoyment.
  • Conduct user research, usability testing, and data analysis to iterate on gamification designs and optimize user experiences.
  • Stay informed of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in gamification and user experience design.
  • Manage the design team's workload, prioritize tasks, and allocate resources effectively to meet project deadlines.
  • Mentor and develop team members, providing guidance, feedback, and support to foster their growth and professional development.


  • Proven experience in designing gamified experiences for mobile apps, with a strong portfolio showcasing successful iOS and Android projects.
  • Strong expertise in UX/UI design.
  • Deep understanding of gamification principles, game mechanics, and player motivation theories.
  • Proficiency in design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Figma, or similar.
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills, with the ability to inspire and empower a team to achieve excellence.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to articulate design concepts and rationale to stakeholders at all levels.
  • Experience working in an agile development environment, with a focus on iterative design and rapid prototyping.
  • Passion for user experience design, gamification, and leveraging technology to create meaningful and impactful experiences.
Perks & Benefits
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Competitive compensation package with stock options at a high-growth startup
- Company-sponsored 401(k) plan for US-based employees
- Paid holidays and sick days
- Flexible PTO policy
- Fitness subsidies
- Child care allowance
Come Work With Us
Want your work to have a significant impact on other people’s lives and well-being? At FightCamp, your work will not only shape who you will become professionally but personally. We’re funded, generating revenues, and one of the most dedicated teams you’ll find. Our mentality is simple. Work smart, play hard. We are a results-driven team that values autonomy and individual responsibility over hierarchy.
We are looking for other A+ players to join our team. Shape the future of at-home fitness with us.
We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.