I've joined Automattic

Exciting news today! I’ve joined Automattic, the company that makes WordPress.com. I’ll be a full-time design wrangler.

I’ve done some consulting for Automattic in the previous months (most recently with regards to Stats), but the offer to join the company full-time came out of the blue. I wasn’t actually looking for fulltime employment, but the possibility of working with these supremely talented people on improving my favourite platform, while staying in Denmark which is near my favourite country (Sweden), was a combination offer that was simply too good to pass up.

I don’t have any more specifics at the moment, but feel free to question me up in the comments and I’ll try and answer if I can.

20 thoughts on “I've joined Automattic”

  1. Ethan says:

    Wow, Joen—congratulations! That’s fantastic news, both for you and for Automattic.

  2. Anton says:

    Whoa – indeed congratulations!

  3. Joen says:

    Thanks so much, this is very appreciated. So exciting.

  4. Johan says:

    Congrats Joen! I wish for strict validation and semantic, unobtrusive markup generation. (http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/201009/a_good_cms_gives_you_total_markup_freedom/)

    1. Joen says:


      I will keep that in mind, count on it. And thanks.

  5. Ryan Markel says:

    Welcome to the team, sir! Good to have you along.

    1. Joen says:

      Ryan Markel,

      Looking forward to working with you!

  6. Great to have you as part of the team Joen! I love the work you did on the stats redesign.

  7. Joshua says:

    Hey, congrats Joen! Always great to have talented people improving one of my favorite products.

  8. Nicole says:

    Congratulations, Joen! I know you’ll continue to do great things there.

  9. Levi says:

    Congratulations on the job, Joen! You’ll make a fine addition to the already amazing team at Automattic!

  10. James says:

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your design influence over there! 🙂

  11. Joen says:

    Thanks again guys. It’s really too much. l

  12. Ulf says:

    I semi-leave the web for a few days and this happens?

    Congrats! Well deserved, good man.

    1. Joen says:


      That was the awesome work related news I teased on Twitter a while back 🙂

  13. Joen, It’s really very nice to hear this news. I am sure u’ll bring value to an already amazing product.

  14. How cool is that! Congrats!

  15. Hadi Farnoud says:

    Congrats! I saw it on LinkdIn today 🙂
    best of luck

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