Ji Lee, the Creative Director for Google Creative Lab confirmed this morning on Twitter he is indeed moving on to be Facebook’s very first creative director. What’s interesting about this move is that it confirms both the talent leakage of Google but also Facebook’s long term build out of the strategic departments.
Interestingly enough Lee tweeted back to Matt Monahan, of Epic Social, who was quoted earlier this week for online influence with INC Magazine. See Why Social Influence Matters to Business by Lou Dubois.
Lee, who is a graphic designer as well as teacher, will be in charge of creative direction for Facebook and other projects that may be in the pipeline. How much freedom and resources Lee will have will indicate how serious Facebook is about out innovating the search giant that was once where all talent wished to arrive. Times are changin’!