A little about me and how I got here


Diego is a Design and Product Leader.

Currently, Diego is working as a Product Design Manager on the Facebook Augmented and Virtual Reality team, where he leads a group of designers in their mission to help people build community and make meaningful connections across realities (VR, AR and 2D).

Diego and his team are working on designing and building new experiences that radically redefine the way people work, play, and connect with each other and the world around them.

Prior to being a design Manager in the ARVR team, Diego worked as a Product Designer on the Facebook Stories team. Stories is a fun way to share and view ephemeral content from friends using filters, stickers, music and augmented reality. More than 500 million people use Stories to stay in touch with their friends across the globe.

Before Facebook, Diego created award winning products at 3 successful startups in Silicon Valley: Pocket (acquired by Mozilla/Firefox), Chegg (IPO) and Meebo (acquired by Google).

Diego also worked at two design consulting groups in Boston: Essential Design, where he got a chance to work on human machine interaction in robots like the Roomba and at the User Experience Center at Bentley University, researching the intersection of human factors, perception and design.

Originally from Brazil, Diego loves to travel. He has visited 58 countries (and counting) already. Diego has a BS in Psychology from Gordon College, an MBA from Hult International Business School and an MS in Human Factors in Design from Bentley University.

Diego is an immigrant from Brazil, currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Kira, his daughter Mel and his dog Pelé.