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I'm Garron, a Product Design Lead at Meta Social Impact.

I apply beautifully crafted design to hard, real-world problems in order to create social impact and make the world a better place.

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In 2020 I designed and launched the COVID-19 Information Center on Facebook in partnership with the World Health Organization, CDC, and other local health ministries to ensure people had access to authoritative and timely information.

I also launched Facebook Community Help to support communities hit hardest by COVID-19.

I launched Pet Adoption on Marketplace in partnership with Petfinder to save some of the 1.5M shelter animals that are euthanized per year in the United States. This was a hackathon project that I pitched and designed.

Led design for Facebook Crisis Response for 3 years, including a complete redesign across mobile and desktop.

Redesigned AMBER Alerts on Facebook. Went on to pitch AMBER Alerts on Instagram.

Led brand and product design for Meal Forward, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit combating food insecurity.

Helped 200M Americans complete the 2020 Census.


And this work has been featured in...

Product Design Interview E-Book

I published an e-book to share expert tips on how to prepare for product design interviews

I've been in big tech for almost my entire career and have interviewed and been interviewed hundreds of times. This has given me unique visibility and insight into exactly how to ace a product design interview. This comprehensive e-book distills all of those insights to help you ace your UX interview. It outlines the different interview formats, how to approach them, and what questions to prepare for.

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I write a lot about product design, career growth and social impact.

The four phases of a design career

I was recently invited to speak to a couple hundred students at a UC San Diego Cognitive Science Department event...Continue Reading

The definitive guide to acing every design interview format

I’ve been in big tech for almost my entire career and have interviewed and been interviewed hundreds of times. T...Continue Reading

5 steps to creating a strong design-led startup

I’ve worked for big companies and startups alike. So I have seen companies with robust design processe...Continue Reading

Are there too many designers in the world?

My wife and I recently had our first child. The nice thing about having a kid is there is a built-in 10 mont...Continue Reading

From need to impact: Designing products for social good

If you’re one of the over 2.5 billion people who uses Facebook each month, you likely know it as a place to find new...Continue Reading

Ever wonder how recruiters look at your design portfolio?

I just finished reviewing the 100th design portfolio since early April. It all started when the COVID-19 pandemic ...Continue Reading

How turning 30 changed my design career

Exactly a year ago, to the day, I turned 30. In the months leading up to that pivotal birthday I felt…unsettled. I k...Continue Reading

This is the skill most "good" designers are missing

Eight years in the industry, working at two major consumer tech companies has taught me one thing...Continue Reading

How design & content strategy work together

I recently spoke on a panel about how design and content strategy work together at Facebook...Continue Reading

How I got to Facebook’s design team

From zero real world experience to designing for billions at one of the world’s renowned hi...Continue Reading

Meditation and Design at Facebook

How does a routine meditation practice benefit us as designers? What is it about Facebook...Continue Reading

Principles of Emotional Design

To preface, at Intuit we make financial products for consumers and small businesses. Some that...Continue Reading