Laura Javier

Product Designer

I design Facebook from its headquarters in Menlo Park, CA.

Before joining Facebook, I studied communication design and art history at Washington University in St. Louis and graduated summa cum laude.


2011 - Present

I’ve had the privilege of working with a bunch of talented people on projects spanning photos, video, privacy, profile, composer, pages, platform, news feed, and more.

We’re always looking for great people to join our team. Check out our open positions.

Student Work

Spring 2011

Before I designed stuff people use on screens, I designed stuff people read on paper.

My favorite pieces are two books I created as part of my senior thesis work at WashU under the excellent Heather Corcoran and Ken Botnick.

Elements of Happiness

The Harvard Study of Adult Development is the longest prospective study of mental and physical well-being ever conducted. For 72 years, researchers at Harvard have been following 824 individuals through war, career, marriage and divorce, parenthood and grandparenthood, and old age.

How can a life be visualized? Can a happy life be captured in numbers and diagrams? In this book (which adapts the text of Vaillant's Aging Well) I've taken ten representative case studies and visualized their salient character traits, personal timeline, social supports, and physical health to draw conclusions about "the happy life."

Art History is Actually Hilarious

Written and designed by yours truly from the ground up: a satirical guide to 25,000 years of art history for everyone who fell asleep during slide lectures and missed the comedy.

Completely unabridged, semi-critically acclaimed, and perhaps a little facetious. Laser printed on Mohawk 80lb glossy cover, Japanese side-sewn with a soft cover.