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


The Future of Design in Technology

10 predictions for the next 10 years


By Julie Zhuo


How to Impress an Interviewer

The two traits that speak most to future potential


By Julie Zhuo


What Designers can Learn from Product Managers


Answer: how to pull off business formal. Part 1: the power of the blue-gray color palette…

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 Idea Person

Many people in a creative field, myself included, have succumbed to the fantasy of the Idea Person.


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…


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…