Pat Capulong

Product designer / Based in LA / MIT grad
Previously PD Lead at PayPal Honey, CDO at Reach Labs (YC S15)


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Class of 2015

Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (2A/6-2)


End-to-end Product Design
UI/UX Design
Visual Design
User Research & Testing
User & Task Flows
Storyboarding & Wireframing
Sketching & Illustration
Branding & Identity
Web Design & Development


Sketch, Affinity Designer
Framer, Keynote
InVision, Zeplin
Amazon Mechanical Turk
Adobe Creative Suite
HTML / CSS / JavaScript
Python, MATLAB
Java, C, Arduino


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Work Experience

PayPal HoneyLead Product Designer

Jun 2020 — Feb 2023 (2 yrs 9 mos)

Managed a team of 4 for Honey’s Shopping Tools vertical, leveling up the workflow and craft of brilliant but more junior designers—while also shipping product as an IC. After 6 months I took over design systems, modernizing our component libraries and building out our federated working model with ambassadors from design and engineering. In Q4 2022 I moved to the PayPal Rewards team to ship incentive products like Cash Back Challenges and Offers.

Honey Sr. Product Designer

Mar 2019 — Jun 2020 (1 yr 4 mos)

Hit the ground running leading the design for Honey’s new financial products vertical, shipping Honey Pay Lending and Gift Card Deals from 0 to 1. After launching these I shipped major features for every product in the Honey suite, including Extension, Droplist, Rewards, and Shopping.

Capulong Design Designer

May 2018 — Sep 2018 (4 mos)

Returned to Reach Labs for three weeks to design their brand and identity and delivered a timeless logomark and style guide. Also worked with ICON Foundation, a blockchain company, to design and build their startup accelerator website and application.

One Daijo  Lead Product Designer (Contract)

Dec 2017 — Mar 2018 (3 mos)

Rethinking product specifications and distilling complex financial processes into elegantly simple and useful flows. OneDaijo is working on providing affordable loans to traditionally underserved populations around the world, starting with countries in Southeast Asia like the Philippines. #designforgood

Tellus Industrial Design & Branding (Contract)

Oct 2017 — Jan 2018 (3 mos)

Designed a beautiful and easily manufacturable/assembled enclosure for a care assessment device, making cost-saving decisions along the way. I also designed the company logo and wordmark. Tellus is dedicated to improving care assessment for older adults and those in assisted living. #designforgood

Reach Labs Chief Design Officer

Jan 2015 — Jul 2017 (2 yrs 6 mos)

Sole designer with hands on all things design for a Y Combinator hardware startup inventing long-range wireless power. Worked with designers from Facebook, Ammunition, Whipsaw, and more to create beautiful hardware and digital products, branding, and web/mobile app designs.

Apple Product Design Intern

Jun 2013 — Aug 2013 (3 mos)

Worked on the 12" MacBook two years before its release. One of the coolest innovations from this product? Terraced battery cells. My co-intern and I helped increase the capacity of the cells by up to 6%.

Tangible Media Group Undergraduate Researcher

Sep 2012 — May 2013 (9 mos)

Worked with a brilliant team at the Tangible Media Group. Designed actuator components andthermal management systems for inFORM, a novel dynamic shape display that can physicallyrender 3D content.

NASA Optomechanical Engineering Intern

Jan 2013 — Feb 2013 (2 mos)

Designed a shearing interferometer that reduced the ICESat-2 telescope daily collimation timefrom two hours to 30 minutes.

Northrop Grumman F/A-18 Subsystems Engineering Intern

Jun 2011 — Aug 2011 (3 mos)

Supported development of F/A-18 Service Life Extension Packages, analyzing subsystemcomponent failure modes/recourse.

Northrop Grumman F/A-18 Support Equipment Design Intern

Jun 2010 — Aug 2010 (3 mos)

Supported 3D design and development of two Navy Support tools.