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Automattic Recruits Matt Thomas

Automattic continues to pillage the biggest WordPress supporters, and bring them into their company, with the new recruit: Matt Thomas.

I first “met” Matt Mullenweg (I use quotes because we’ve only talked online and over the phone, so far anyway) about a year ago, after doing a bit of freelance design work for TextDrive. My name came up when he was looking for someone to design the identity of his new venture, Automattic. From there I went on to design wordpress.org and several other projects of theirs before ending my freelance work earlier this year. Matt and I got to talking one Saturday evening a few weeks ago, and his passion for what’s planned at Automattic and learning about the way the company operates was enough for me to know it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.

Looks like the company has two great designers in Matt and Bryan. I can’t wait to see what this means for WordPress, bbPress, and other Automattic properties.