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At Facebook, our employees are encouraged to bring their whole self to work. This allows individuals with unique skill sets to truly thrive in a diverse environment.
As a Design Program Manager (DPM), my responsibility is to empower the design team to thrive. I achieve this by:
Keeping product teams working smoothly by organizing design operations
Proactively identifying problems and removing obstacles to progress
Synthesizing information and communicating it to the right audience
Growing team culture and enabling teams to focus their time on designing
Each DPM has different strengths and interests. I think what makes me unique in this role is my passion for creativity. It’s why I love collaborating with my design team every day, and it’s been especially helpful in addressing the fourth area above: growing team culture so the members of the design team can produce their best work.
My passion for creativity stems from the work I do outside of my day job. Over the past four years, I’ve developed a huge interest in typography, and I practice hand-lettering on a daily basis.