In October of 2016, I joined WhatsApp, a messaging client used by over a billion people around the world. For a long time I had admired the principles in which WhatsApp designs and builds its product, so I was extremely excited to begin contributing to it.
There are over 1 billion people who use Facebook Groups on a monthly basis to get things done, share with their families and friends, and connect to others around similar interests. It’s an exciting product to work on because I believe it helps facilitate some of the best conversations on Facebook by creating engaged and relevant audiences. Groups make sharing to a limited audience easy to understand.
Last year when I came to Facebook as a Product Designer I was given a choice of which team to join. I had some great options to choose from, so it was not an easy decision. I chose to join a team I viewed as the most challenging, the Privacy team. I felt excited by the idea of bringing design to something that isn’t necessarily shiny, but is a fundamental construct of the service.
Duo is a browser for responsive web developers that allows you to simultaneously build sites in two different sized frames.
Electric Pulp had the idea to build a web browser that would allow you to view and build sites simultaneously in both a mobile size and a desktop size. I thought it was a fantastic idea. Since I had been working on Blind Browser, I was familiar with some of the quirks of building a browser for OS X. I whipped up a prototype one afternoon and it was immediately clear that this was a useful tool that needed to be built for real.
I created my first WordPress theme. I call it Song.
Song is a WordPress theme for writers who want a simple theme that loads incredibly fast. I tried to only focus on two things; readability and loading speed. So much in fact, that I am calling it the ‘fastest WordPress theme ever.’ I actually somewhat believe that statement.