There are times in life when one would move on, perhaps to bigger and better things. Scott Croyle, the man behind the stunning design of the HTC One range (this would include the HTC One M7 and the HTC One M8, of course), has announced that he will be leaving his cushy job at the Taiwanese company. Croyle has been at the helm of HTC’s industrial design and user experience teams ever since his One & Co. studio was picked up by HTC half a dozen years back, so what’s Croyle going to do? Word has it that he is going to spend his time and energy to focus on his own projects.
HTC has already confirmed Croyle’s plans to leave, although this particular move has been seen to be a long term transition, where he will continue to dabble with HTC product development in a consultancy role, at least in the next few months. As Croyle takes part in this transitional role, he will also look to delegate his entire set of responsibilities to the existing pool of talent over at HTC, where among the most important of the bunch would be to work on the sequel to the HTC One M8.
It goes without saying that Croyle’s second-in-command, Jonah Becker, would be the likeliest person to take over majority of his duties, before taking the next step in leading HTC’s San Francisco studio. Drew Bamford has seen a promotion to be in charge of all of HTC’s software and services – not bad at all, considering how he has been overseeing the Sense user experience prior.