Airbnb Design

We’re a cross-disciplinary group of designers, researchers, writers, filmmakers, architects, photographers and more. This collection takes you behind the scenes of our work. Visit for more information about our design culture, inspiration, work and community events.


Creative strategist at Airbnb.

Tyler Howarth

🖖 design and pokemon 🖖 work @airbnb, previously at @medium, @pushdinc, @joinfunorg. dogs rule

Magen McAfee

Human woman. Feeling feeler. Story lover. Copywriting Lead at Plato Design. Formerly a brand writer and editorial producer at IDEO, Character, and Airbnb.

Latest Posts

Ciao! Bonjour! Hello! Kon’nichiwa!

Crafting global content that travels with you

Your Face Here

Creating illustration guidelines for a more inclusive visual identity

Working Type

How we introduced Airbnb Cereal to our UI

Examining Another Lens

Encouraging cross-discipline collaboration through Open Source.


Designing a service to support community collaboration

DesignOps at Airbnb

How we manage effective design at scale

Co-designing with Hosts at Airbnb

How collaboration shaped our new mobile experience.

The Uncertainty Principle

Poetry meets product development

Setting the Mood

How film title sequences informed our Apple TV on-boarding

From the Ground Up — Shining a light on how research guides product development at Airbnb.

In May of 2015 I came to Airbnb to lead Research. I arrived to find a talented group of researchers doing great work within a collaborative…


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