Maykel Loomans — Designer, Digital Product Builder & Photographer

Hi, I'm Maykel

I am a digital product builder who focuses on the intersection of design, engineering and business strategy.

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 on the Instagram team.

When not building things, I like to spend time helping others with their careers and their teams, and advising their businesses.

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Here is a brief history of what I have been up to professionally in the last decade and a half.

  • Now: On Hiatus

    Taking a break to do some consulting, advising, investing, and playing with some new ideas. If you’d like to chat, please reach out!

  • 2018 – 2019: Glossier

    As Head of Digital Product and Design at Glossier, I helped transform the digital product management and design team, by hiring some amazing people to the product and design team, focusing the team on driving measurable results, and creating a brand new design system.

  • 2014 – 2018: Facebook

    At Facebook I worked at the intersection of design and product strategy, leading a re-design of the search engine, supporting multiple efforts on the local team (including a prototype of hyperlocal with bluetooth beacons), and leading the product experimentation team.

  • 2011 – 2014: Instagram

    As one of the earliest members of the Instagram team, I worked as a designer (and sometimes engineer) — most notably on: redesigning (including our move to React), and re-designing for iOS7.

  • 2006 – 2011: Airglow Studios

    As design co-founder, I led all of the design and creative efforts, as well as general company strategy — shifting us through our transformation from a web studio to focus on apps and games across web and mobile.


You can find me on the following networks, or drop me a line at

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