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Uber’s New Head Of Product Design Is Flipboard’s Marcos Weskamp

It’s been a tumultuous month at Uber. The company unveiled its controversial new branding earlier this February, just as the company’s head of design, Andrew Crow, quietly stepped down. Meanwhile, sources say that Uber has hired Marcos Weskamp who was named to Fast Company‘s Most Creative People in 2011. Weskamp’s LinkedIn profile confirms that he joined the company as Head of Product Design in January.

Weskamp hails from Flipboard, where he led design and was basically in re-imagining the RSS feed as a more beautiful, animated experience. Before that, he worked at Adobe and launched the influential news aggregator Newsmap.

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By the nature of slightly different titles (Weskamp is Head of Product Design while Crow was simply Head of Design) it’s unclear whether Weskamp is outright replacing Crow, or if he’s come to the company in a slightly different capacity. Shalin Amin, who spearheaded the rebranding with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, is still listed as Director of Design, Product, and Brand Experience on LinkedIn.

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