Melvin Hale may say he’s “a regular guy who beat the odds,” but with twenty years of design experience and a decade of design leadership under his belt, he’s so much more than regular.

We started off talking about Melvin’s current work at Facebook, and quickly went on to a look back at his time growing up in Vallejo, going to college in the South, and his journey as a designer through the ad agency world before ending up in Silicon Valley. Melvin also shared tips on how he builds creative teams, spoke on some of his career influences, and even talked about whether or not his kids want to follow in his footsteps. Give this week’s episode a listen and learn more about Melvin!

Revision Path is a Glitch Media Network podcast, and is produced by Deanna Testa and edited by Keisha “TK” Dutes. 

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We’re closing out the month out with a conversation with Facebook product designer Jacklyn Laryea. Jacklyn’s relatively new at Facebook, but her background includes work at PBS, The Atlantic, and AOL.

Although we started off talking about what Jacklyn does at Facebook, we ended up discussing a lot of different topics, including how Jacklyn’s Ghanaian roots influence her work, what she wants to see from the design community, and her advice for up and coming designers. But the interview’s not all serious — we end up having a few laughs too!


I am forever grateful to Facebook for inviting me out to their headquarters in Menlo Park for these interviews! Thanks to Kristy Tillman, Tory Hargro, Jon Lax, Caroline Rana, Cindy Doan, Michelle Morrison, and everyone who helped make this all possible!


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John Angelo is a product design lead for Facebook News. He uses his specialty with emotive psychology and interaction design to make sure users are not just easily using the service, but that they’re happy while doing it.

John started off telling me about his passion for news and about how growing up all over the world left an impression on him as a designer. We also talked about the ins and outs of interaction design, how he approaches new projects, and some of the highlights of his career. John’s had a really interesting career, and I’m looking forward to seeing what he’ll bring to Facebook!


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Revision Path is sponsored by Facebook Design. No one designs at scale quite like Facebook does, and that scale is only matched by their commitment to giving back to the design community.
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Revision Path is also sponsored by Hover. Visit hover.com/revisionpath and save 10% off your first purchase! Big thanks to Hover!
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Revision Path is brought to you by MailChimp. Huge thanks to them for their support of the show! Visit them today and say thanks!
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I first heard about Karla Cole through a past guest — Allan Cole (no relation). As one of Facebook’s newest product designers, Karla works on one the composer unit, one of Facebook’s most vital features that asks “what’s on your mind” when you want to make a Facebook post.

Karla and I touched on a lot of topics, including design curriculum, how she approaches new projects, some of her dream projects, and her journey as a designer from North Carolina to Virginia to NYC to Facebook. Karla has some big goals for the future, and the combination of her enthusiasm and talent make her a force to be reckoned with in the design industry!


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Revision Path is sponsored by Facebook Design. No one designs at scale quite like Facebook does, and that scale is only matched by their commitment to giving back to the design community.
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Revision Path is also sponsored by Hover. Visit hover.com/revisionpath and save 10% off your first purchase! Big thanks to Hover!
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Revision Path is brought to you by MailChimp. Huge thanks to them for their support of the show! Visit them today and say thanks!
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