Welcome, Doug Bowman

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

As Twitter grows, the challenge of staying simple and relevant requires vision and leadership. This is true in all aspects of our growing company—from engineering, to product, business operations, support, and the creative force that pulls it all together. Our new creative force is Doug Bowman, former Visual Design Lead at Google.

Doug joins Twitter as our Creative Director, the role formerly occupied by myself before our team started getting big enough that it made sense for me to align more with Evan, our CEO on the company-building aspects of Twitter. We both remain involved in product decisions and are huge fans of Doug.

Doug Bowman has a personal philosophy that design plays a primary role in the interpretation of a message. Twitter is the messaging system we didn’t know we needed until we had it so this philosophy is extremely fitting. Creativity is an infinitely renewable resource and Doug embodies that completely. Welcome, Doug!