Julie Zhuo

Product design director @ Facebook. Self-professed tyro and lover of food, games, words. Follow me as @joulee or on www.juliezhuo.com


Junior Designers vs. Senior Designers


I like words a lot. But sometimes a few sketches communicate a point more simply and memorably.

The Process of a Junior Designer


All the Things that Don’t Matter

And the one thing that does

This is how the story goes.


The Imposter Syndrome

Mastering the art of pretending

I kicked ass at Mario games, made my first website in seventh grade, and got a 5 on my computer…


How to Be That Designer

The one that everyone *loves* to work with

It’s the new year, and of course you have ambitious goals. To accomplish them, you’re probably…

Publications edited by Julie Zhuo

A collection of essays by Julie Zhuo on design, building products, and observing life.

These half paragraphs/These teasers from Act II/Are all I have to collect/And put into jars, meticulously labeled


The Most Influential Things I Read This Year


Continuing the tradition begun last year, here are my most memorable reads in 2014. Each of these changed my thinking or behavior in some…


The 5 Most Common Mistakes in Design

There’s no learning without mistakes. And I’ve done the following too many times to count.


Things Learned in the First Month of Having a Baby


The first 10 days

  1. I always wondered how I’d occupy the time during parental leave, since it seems like you have…

Owning It

Or, how to tell whether or not you’re leading


By Julie Zhuo

Growing up, my understanding of leadership was that it was a specific role…


Design’s North Star

Telling the story of an inspiring future


Start-ups versus Big Companies

And how they compare in what’s awesome versus sucky


Start-ups versus

Big Companies

How they compare in what’s awesome and sucky…


Junior Designers vs. Senior Designers


I like words a lot. But sometimes a few sketches communicate a point more simply and memorably.

The Process of a Junior Designer