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This article was published on January 16, 2015


Design partners behind Medium and Readability shut down firm to join Facebook

Design partners behind Medium and Readability shut down firm to join Facebook
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Teehan+Lax, a Toronto-based boutique design firm, has announced that it will be shutting down after 12 years to join Facebook’s design team in California.

The firm’s three partners – Jon Lax, Geoff Teehan and David Gillis – are best known for their work behind blogging platform Medium and mobile and Web reader app Readability.

“The challenges that we will have at Facebook are challenges that interest us. They are primarily about making things that over a billion people will use… all over the world,” the team posted on its homepage.

“Ultimately, the things we would get to do at Facebook, the people we would get to work with, the problems we get to solve were too compelling to say no to.”

We know what you’re thinking. You hate it when Facebook drastically changes its design layouts. It is unclear what Lax, Teehan and Gillis will do on Facebook’s design team, but given their past experiences, there’s nowhere to go but up from Facebook’s current UI.

You can read the full Teehan+Lax announcement here.

➤  “And Now, For Our Next Act” [Teehan+Lax]