Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) hires designer from Google: Dan Makoski

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) has poached Dan Makoski from Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects Team. Makoski was the head of design for the Project Ara modular smartphone project. He will be the VP of design at Capital One.

?I don?t blame you if you?re like a few of my colleagues who think I?m a bit insane to leave one of the world?s most admired tech companies for a bank,? said Makoski in a blog post. However, he said that there are a few spaces that are ripe for “reimagination as how people relate to their money.”

Makoski will be working out of Capital One’s San Francisco studio.