Facebook Adding Design Team In New York

Facebook said it will create a design team in its office in New York, expanding beyond its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., where its designers are generally based.

Sister blog Inside Facebook reported that the social network’s New York office currently houses some 150 employees, mostly in the fields of sales, advertising, and engineering, adding that Facebook currently has about 90 designers.

A Facebook spokesperson told Inside Facebook:

We want to create advertising tools that help businesses use our platform effectively, while ensuring that advertising is complimentary to the Facebook experience for users.

Readers: Do you think Facebook will be able to attract more top design talent by offering them the option to work out of New York?

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