Chief Design Officer for Wunderlist, Benedikt Lehnert, has announced that he is leaving the team behind the productivity app to join the Outlook team at Microsoft. Specifically, Lehnert will take on the roll of Director of Product Design for Outlook on iOS, Android and Mac.
In August, I'll be joining the Outlook team to work on the next generation email and calendar service. I'll be leading the product design teams for Outlook on iOS, Android and the Mac, and spend my time in New York, San Francisco and Redmond. The remarkable worldwide footprint and relevance of Outlook combined with a strong new focus on delivering excellent experiences across all platforms is going to be a big and exciting challenge. The team has done an amazing job so far, and I can't wait to share the things we are working on.
Just over a year ago, Microsoft acquired 6Wunderkinder — the company behind Wunderlist — for a price reported to land somewhere between $100 and $200 million.