Nicholas Felton, a Facebook product designer who helped to create the Timeline, has announced that he is “moving on” from the company.
Felton, who began working on the new Facebook Timeline project in April of 2011, says that he’s proud of the projects he worked on and confident in the future products.
Fittingly, you can find his entire message posted on his Timeline:
On April 19, 2011 I walked into the Palo Alto Facebook office and began contributing to the timeline project. Two years, many late nights and a few launch celebrations later I will be moving on.
The opportunity to help mold a service of such importance to so many people has been a high point in my professional career. I’m extremely proud of the projects I worked on, grateful to the teams that built them and confident in the products to come. – feeling nostalgic at Facebook HQ.
Felton originally studied graphic design at the Rhode Island School of Design and credits himself as the founder of Daytum.com. He says in a comment on that post that he will be returning to New York city, but no further info on his plans.
After announcing Timeline at their f8 conference in the Fall of 2011, Facebook began rolling it out, very slowly, in December of the same year. Like many new Facebook products, Timeline was initially met with a lot of negative feedback – both from people concerned about privacy and some who simply didn’t like the design. Over the past year or so, Facebook has made small tweaks to Timeline and users have begun to accept it. Last month, Facebook announced a major refresh of Timeline, bringing a one-column look that puts more focus on interests. That update is still slowly rolling out to all users.