Original Foursquare Designer Leaves Company

Mari Sheibley, the first designer to work with Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai on a project that would become Foursquare, said today that she is leaving the company “to tackle new problems and help other entrepreneurs bring their vision to life.”

Sheibley’s first work, in 2008, looked like this:

Sheibley led the company’s June redesign that first began to de-emphasize check-ins and promote search.

“Almost four years later I’ve watched Foursquare grow from two guys working out of Think Coffee to a company employing over 150 people across three offices on two continents. In that time I’ve drawn hundreds of badges and icons, designed UI for web, Android and, most notably, iOS. I’ve watched the product evolve from a simple check-in service to a robust recommendation engine… It’s been a wild ride, but like all good things, it must come to an end,” Sheibley wrote.

Sheibley’s departure was first reported on About Foursquare.

SocialTimes has contacted Foursquare for more information and we will update this post if we hear back.

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