Erick Hitter announced today on his blog that he’s joining Automattic as a Design Engineer. He completed his trial phase, as is typical of Automattic hires, and will be joining “Team Custom” in two weeks to work on providing features that let WordPress.com users customize their blogs.
Hitter said that he is excited about joining Automattic:
Needless to say, I’m overjoyed at the opportunity I’ve been presented with. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Oomph, and they’re a company equipped to continue doing great work, but I’m ready for a new challenge. I’ll use the next two weeks to wrap up my involvement in our current projects before starting at Automattic.
Automattic employs well over 100 people at this point, and Hitter will join three others there who carry the title Design Engineer. He is leaving Oomph, a web development agency in Providence Rhode Island.
Editor’s note: I pay much more attention to the graphics I produce for a post when writing about a designer.