We often hear stories about Apple luring talented individuals away from rival companies over to its Cupertino campus. But sometimes it works the other way around. Facebook has installed a new Product Design Manager, Chris Weeldreyer, who previously worked as an Apple user interface design engineer.
Weeldreyer had actually ceased working for Apple around four months ago, so Facebook didn’t actually lure him away from his role there. While he was with Apple, Weeldreyer reportedly designed the company’s now defunct iWeb application, as well as its Numbers program. He is also named in a number of patents registered by Apple, according to The Next Web.
Facebook has reportedly been seeking a Product Design Engineer on its website, where it said that the successful candidate would lead a team of designers, and would report to the Design Director.
According to his LinkedIn profile, which now reflects his new role, Weeldreyer possesses skills in industrial design, interaction design, and user interface design. I am sincerely hoping his first role is to overhaul Facebook’s iOS app, which is in desperate need of some attention.