Nate Butler

Nate Butler

Designer in Toronto, Canada, He/Him

Make some cool shit!



Exploring the new Automator plugin for Figma. Thought a minimal generative series using pixels and mapping equations would be a fun way to try it out.


Shipped our first site for Zed! We are currently in deep development, but wanted a way for people to learn more about what we are building, and have a way to know when new info drops. Check it out!

Productivity Tools & Internal Design System at Facebook

Worked on numerous internal productivity tools and contributed to our Internal design system, with a focus on navigation and layouts.


Lead design on Facebook Avatars from it's inception in early 2017 until 2019. Helped build the Avatars team from the ground up from a team of 2 to what is over 20 today.

Lists at Faceook

Social, prompt based lists. Share your favorite games, TV shows, hangover food or travel destination, then get your friends to do the same!

Super Awesome Text Posts at Facebook

Putting some color into your news feed 🎨

Side Projects


An open source design doc site focused on helping early career designers and new grads on their journey into the design industry.


I designed a series of abstract 3D backgrounds that were used in the FB iOS 11 GUI, and distributed separately as a wallpaper pack.

Work Experience

2021 — Now

We're building the first collaboration-first code editor – Ex-atom founders and a whole score of talented folks are getting together to build you the best code editor you could imagine.

2016 — 2021
Product Designer at Facebook
Menlo Park, California

Worked on teams like News Feed, Productivity Tools & Facebook Stories.

2015 — 2015
Product Design Intern at Facebook
Menlo Park, California

Designed & shipped the Facebook Page Plugin to help website owners and developers connect their websites and apps to their Facebook content.

2013 — 2014
San Francisco, California

Worked on product for fashion in a pre- Instagram world. Designed upload flows, homepages, profiles, navigation. Front end web design & development.

2014 — 2014
Toronto, Ontario

Designed a more friendly way for people to create the layouts they want on their creative portfolios by using prebuilt mix-and-match blocks.

2011 — 2013
Toronto, Ontario

Designed and managed home pages, navigation, information archetecture and individual pages for the new sites of the York University Design & Fine Arts Programs.

2010 — 2011