Hi, I'm Maykel

I am a digital product builder who likes to create things by mashing together design, engineering, and business strategy.

Currently, I am a designer at Brex, where I focus on “Special Projects” (big bets that we believe will have an meaningfully positive effect on our customers, starting with our mobile product.)

Previously, I led the digital product and design team at Glossier, worked on a myriad of efforts and product teams at Facebook, and was one of the first designers at Instagram.

As a personal project, I am building Shoebox, exploring a simple way of photo hosting and sharing. When I am not behind a computer, I like to enjoy the California sun, and spend time advising others on their careers, their teams, and their businesses.

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Notebook

  • Joining Brex

    I have recently joined the design team at Brex, where I’ll be working on “Special Projects” (aka. big bets that we believe will have a super positive effect on our customers, starting with our mobile product.)

  • Speeding Up Design Discussions

    Have you ever found yourself in a discussion around design decisions, engineering decisions, or product direction? Have you seen these discussions go in circles or seemingly not get resolved?

    In most cases, a straightforward question can save you a lot of time: “Out of ten, how much do you care about this topic [your reasoning]?”

  • Reflecting on a Year Off

    Today [October 19th, 2020] marks one year of taking time off. I deeply realize I have been very fortunate to have this incredible privilege, but I must say that I genuinely didn't feel its importance until about 3-4 months ago.

    This note is an edited version of a thread I wrote on Twitter which reflected on the good and the bad of a year off, as well as lessons learned.

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Contact

You can find me on the following networks, or drop me a line at hello@maykelloomans.com.