Melissa Mandelbaum

Melissa is Product Designer at Percolate. You can connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Building a Bicoastal Design Team: Lessons Learned in 2015

It’s the beginning of 2016. Like many people, I’m thinking about lessons learned in 2015 and setting goals for 2016.


DesignTalk Videos – Building from Scratch

A couple of weeks back we held our first DesignTalk event in San Francisco. 


Percolate DesignTalk Presents: Building from Scratch

In 2014, Percolate Design set-up the event series DesignTalk. A casual evening of presentations and drinks that delivers actionable insights for all.


What Product Designers Need

Since graduating college in 2009, I’ve worked at 5 startups. I’ve learned a lot about building product design teams.


Applying Architecture to Product Design: Lesson 3 — Sketching Tools

As a Product Designer at Percolate with a background in architecture, I’ve seen many parallels between the two fields.


Applying Architecture to Product Design: Lesson 2 — Program

Welcome to the 2nd post in my mini series about applying architecture principles to product design.


Applying Architecture to Product Design: Lesson 1 – Circulation

Have you ever noticed that the tabs in a mobile app are kind of like stairs to different floors of the software?