HTC’s lead designer Scott Croyle will be leaving the company, according to a report published by The Verge on Friday. Croyle will remain with the firm during a long transitional period but will eventually depart to focus on his “own efforts.”
“HTC remains at the forefront of smartphone innovation,” HTC told TechnoBuffalo in a statement. “Scott Croyle will be focusing on special projects and dedicated on next generation developments,” while he transitions out of the firm, HTC explained. Another HTC designer, Jonah Becker, will reportedly take over Croyle’s spot and will lead HTC’s initiatives out of its design studio in San Francisco. Meanwhile, HTC is promoting Drew Bamford, who is responsible for Sense, to run all of HTC’s software initiatives, The Verge said.
We recently met with Scott Croyle just before the launch of the HTC One (M8). He and his team of more than 100 people designed that phone, as well as many of HTC’s other big hits, including the One (M7). He’s an amazingly talented guy who has worked directly with HTC for about six years now, and we wish him the best on his future endeavors. We have no doubt HTC’s design team is still loaded with top notch talent.