The cat’s out of the bag. I made the announcement here in New
Zealand at Webstock, so I’ll confirm that, yes, the rumors are not
just rumors. After a bit of negotiation and a lot of internal
debate, I recently accepted an offer to join Google as Visual
Design Lead, a position that did not previously exist there. I’m
charged with helping the company establish a common visual
language across all their collaborative and communication
products. This includes products I’ve already had some hand in
like Blogger and Calendar. But it will also include other highly
used products like Gmail, Writely, Page Creator, and other
projects in the pipeline.
This is a great move by Google.