Yahoo recently bagged the popular blogging site, Tumblr, in a rather sizable buyout raking in more than a billion dollars. The buyout has been criticized by many, although Yahoo has vowed to keep Tumblr as awesome as it has been. According to reports, Tumblr’s Creative Director has now decided to quit the company.
Jacob Bijani has been a part of Tumblr for the last five years and until recently, served as the Creative Director at the company. Now, less than two weeks after Yahoo acquired Tumblr, Bijani has decided to quit his position at the company.
However, he hasn’t cited any clear reasons as to why he is quitting at this time. Some may have thought that his resignation may be because of Yahoo’s acquisition, but Bijani hasn’t expressed any such sentiments.
According to him, “Today was my last day at Tumblr. I’m so proud of what we’ve all created together, and it’s been a privilege to contribute to something beloved by so many.”
As to what his plans are now, he wrote, “There’s still a lot more I want to accomplish, and I’m really excited about this next chapter. For now, I’m going to take some time off to digest the last few years. I have about a dozen different projects planned, so expect more from me soon!”
The sizable Tumblr buyout may have let Bijani the very resources that he requires to launch his own different projects. However, let’s hope that his departure is not one of the many in the wake of Tumblr’s acquisition.
Source: Jacob Bijani