Facebook has tapped into Apple’s pool of talent to snare former UI Design Manager Chris Weeldreyer, they’ve hired him to be their new Product Design manager. Weeldreyer joined Facebook on June 18, a mere four months after he exited Apple’s friendly confines.
Weeldreyer was in charge of designing iWeb and Numbers software at Apple, and is also named in a number of patent applications registered to the company.
The new Facebook employee noted the change on both his LinkedIn and Facebook profiles, joining the company just days after it emerged that its CTO Brett Taylor was to leave the company, to work on unknown startup projects.
Facebook had been publicizing its need for a new Product Design Manager on its careers website, saying a successful candidate will lead a team of designers and report to the Design Director.
Weeldreyer’s LinkedIn profile lists skills in industrial design, interaction design, and user interface design. This is a good fit for the company’s focus on developing new products for its social network.
Apple recently announced Facebook integration with its upcoming iOS 6, so the bond between the companies is stronger than ever.