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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  • Why Shoebox?

    For a while now I’ve been chipping away at a photo hosting and photo sharing product that I’ve dubbed Shoebox.

    It started as an experiment, and it’s become an ongoing, iterative journey in to what a lightweight photo sharing service can be. But why even start? Do we really need another place to store our photos? Why Shoebox?

  • 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]?”

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