Veteran Apple designer leaves for GoPro to be VP of Design

Veteran Apple designer leaves for GoPro to be VP of Design

Longtime Apple industrial designer Danny Coster is becoming a member of GoPro. Coster had labored at Apple because the early Nineteen Nineties, and helped Apple re-set up itself after Steve Jobs returned. Now he has to try this to GoPro. GoPro’s inventory popped on the information and is buying and selling up on the day.

The information comes from The Info and an inner e-mail despatched from GoPro’s founder and CEO, Nick Woodman and a supply on the firm tells TechCrunch he’s (in fact) pumped.

“Sarcastically, Danny and I first met in December, 2001, on the seashore in Sayulita, Mexico on the very begin of the 5 month browsing journey the place I developed and examined the primary GoPro prototype,” stated Woodman in a launched assertion. “His design pedigree speaks for itself, however I’ll say that we really feel energized to have him be a part of GoPro.”

This comes a day earlier than GoPro is about to kick off its first developer’s convention.

GoPro has had rocky yr and information of Danny Coster becoming a member of the corporate prompted its inventory to leap to its highest degree because the center of January. As of this submit’s writing, the inventory worth is up sixteen% on the day.

Coster will report back to Nick Woodman and official be a part of the workforce on the finish of April.

GoPro Appoints Danny Coster Vice President of Design

Coster brings greater than 20 years of storied design expertise to GoPro

SAN MATEO, Calif., April thirteen, 2016 — GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) right now introduced that Daniel (Danny) Coster has been named Vice President of Design, efficient the top of April. He’ll report back to GoPro CEO and founder Nick Woodman.

Mr. Coster will affect all features of design at GoPro in his new position, together with hardware and software program and providers, lending his strategic imaginative and prescient and experience to maximizing the GoPro consumer’s expertise from finish to finish.

“Sarcastically, Danny and I first met in December, 2001, on the seashore in Sayulita, Mexico on the very begin of the 5 month browsing journey the place I developed and examined the primary GoPro prototype,” stated Woodman. “His design pedigree speaks for itself, however I’ll say that we really feel energized to have him be a part of GoPro.”

A core member of Apple’s elite industrial design group for greater than 20 years, Mr. Coster is credited for his contributions to a variety of now iconic shopper electronics starting from the iPhone four to the iPad wi-fi keyboard. He holds greater than 500 design patents and a number of other utility patents, and has been acknowledged by a number of worldwide design organizations for his work.

“I’m honored to hitch the GoPro group,” stated Coster. “This extraordinary firm is near the hearts of so many individuals all over the world. Its model and merchandise encourage us to seize and share our lives’ most necessary moments. I’m excited to form the longer term with the unimaginable group at GoPro.”