Liebchen is German for “Sweetheart.”

I’m a professional designer and developer. Currently, I’m a product designer at 😎 Meta Reality Labs where I’m working on bringing the excitement of VR to 2D on our 📱 mobile app. Before that, I made beautiful and useful digital experiences for people at Persista. Before that, I designed and developed products at 🏛 OpenGov to advance civic financial reporting and at 💰FDN to improve hedge fund due diligence.

I live in SF, I have three cats, and I love making things. I’ve studied architecture at 🎨 RISD. You can find me on 🐣 Twitter and 💻 Github.

Experience

Senior Product Designer at Meta Reality Labs

Jan 2020 - present Bringing the excitement of VR to 2D with the Quest mobile app. Previously, social experiences for VR, including launching Messenger for the Quest VR headset.

Product Designer at Meta/Facebook

Sep 2016 - Jan 2020 Designed and built HR and data products for tens of thousands of Facebook employees worldwide.

Product Designer at Persista

Feb 2016 - Jun 2016 Early-stage startup. Collaborated with the founder and team to design and build products to help you find what you need in your email, chats, and documents.

Lead Designer at OpenGov

Jan 2014 - Nov 2015 Designed and built products that change the way governments understand, explore, and plan their public finances.

Lead Designer at Financial Diligence Networks

Nov 2012 - Dec 2013 Created unique user experiences within a networking and information exchange platform for hedge funds and their investors.

Rhode Island School of Design

Masters of Architecture 2009

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Bachelor of Fine Arts 2004

FAQs

Have you got a resume?

Yep, who doesn’t? Since I’m not looking for a new job right now, you’ll have to find me on LinkedIn if you want to see where I worked in 2005.

If you’re a designer, why didn’t you bother to design this website?

I’ve gone that route with every portfolio/blog I’ve ever had. While it’s great to express yourself with the design of your portfolio itself, I find that 80% of the effort goes into the site design, development, and devops, with only 20% going toward content. That’s exhausting. The stack for this site is a straight-forward Jekyll setup, with little design and development work. Deployment is via a simple push to Github Pages.

Does Liebchen really mean “Sweetheart?”

Yup, though I think it literally means “love child.” I don’t speak German, and I was adopted so… I try to live up to my name, but I’m not always successful.

What is your favorite gif?

Of all time? Probably has to be cat in the shark costume on a Roomba chasing a duck: