Laura Javier

I'm a product designer at Facebook.

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Facebook

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 since 2011.

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Student work

Before I designed stuff for screens, I designed stuff for paper. My favorite pieces are two books I created for my senior theses.

Advisors: Botnick & Corcoran

Washington University in St. Louis

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.

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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."

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