Tesla snags Apple’s VP of Product Design

Doug Field worked for Jony Ive and will now be VP of Vehicle Programs for Tesla.

  • satcomer

    To bad you could get the car say “Wall·E” or have the Mac ‘bong’ sound, when starting up the car.

  • Herding_sheep

    Is this one of the rare cases where a fairly high-profile member of Jony’s design team actually chose to leave? I remember reading that in the 15 years Jony’s design team have been working together, something like less than 5 have left, and 2 of them were because they passed away.

    Reading his comments about the new job, its clear though that he has a huge passion for automotives. His skills will be great at Tesla, pretty excited to see what they come up with.

  • DanielSw

    Doug’s job previous to Apple, Inc. was at Segway, Inc.

    Interesting coincidence that I happen to be an eight-year Segway PT owner, a 26-year Apple customer, and I thoroughly plan to be a Tesla Model X owner, hopefully soon after they’re introduced in 2015.