Love Google—but think the site could use a little "love" when it comes to visual design?
Apparently Google might agree. They recently hired well known designer Doug Bowman to help bring this practice to Google as their only Visual Design Lead. That's right. He's the first.
"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."