03 December 2016

Google 'pirate' Makoski joins Capital One

03 July 2014  |  6567 views  |  0 Dan Makoski, Capital One

Google design whiz Dan Makoski is quitting the search giant's free-thinking Project Ara 'pirate' mobile development division to join Capital One as VP of design, with an initial focus on m-commerce and payments.

Makoski is the brains behind Google's modular Project Ara smartphone project - a phone with interchangeable elements that users pick and choose forn themselves - and an earlier force in the creation of Microsoft's original Surface touchscreen tabletop.

"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," he says in a blog post announcing his departure. "But what you might not understand is that there are few spaces as ripe for technology and human-inspired re-imagination as how people relate to their money."

Makoski is cagey about what projects he'll be working on at Capital One, which has been steadily adapting its working practices to accommodate new thinking in digital design and iteration.

"I'll be working out of the San Francisco studio, building a money team, focused on bold, breakthrough transformations that will help people connect with their finances in meaningful and delightful ways," he teases. "That's about all I can say at the moment...let the work speak for itself over the upcoming months."

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)

Finextra news in your inbox

For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news flashes and weekly jobs board: sign up now

Related stories

BBVA boosts digital transformation effort with two US hires

BBVA boosts digital transformation effort with two US hires

14 May 2014  |  8018 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 3 linkedin
Visa and MasterCard to cut ties binding banks and telcos via Host Card Emulation

Visa and MasterCard to cut ties binding banks and telcos via Host Card Emulation

19 February 2014  |  18655 views  |  12 comments | 45 tweets | 52 linkedin
Paying with the bulls: Capital One simplifies m-banking log-in

Paying with the bulls: Capital One simplifies m-banking log-in

08 November 2013  |  8152 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 6 linkedin
Capital One closes commemorative bitcoin coin maker's account

Capital One closes commemorative bitcoin coin maker's account

14 October 2013  |  10566 views  |  1 comments | 3 tweets | 2 linkedin
Capital One opens up APIs

Capital One opens up APIs

03 October 2012  |  8247 views  |  0 comments
Isis signs Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard to mobile wallet

Isis signs Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard to mobile wallet

27 February 2012  |  17063 views  |  0 comments
HSBC sells US card business to Capital One

HSBC sells US card business to Capital One

10 August 2011  |  7584 views  |  0 comments
Capital One agrees $9 billion deal for ING Direct USA

Capital One agrees $9 billion deal for ING Direct USA

17 June 2011  |  6932 views  |  1 comments

Related company news

 

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)
Visit capgemini.comVisit contisgroup.comVisit VocaLink.com

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
Royal Mint to issue digital goldRoyal Mint to issue digital gold
6173 views comments | 22 tweets | 21 linkedin
ING pulls plug on P2P payments app TwypING pulls plug on P2P payments app Twyp
5497 views comments | 16 tweets | 15 linkedin
R3 and Calypso to develop blockchain trade confirmation systemR3 and Calypso to develop blockchain trade...
5419 views comments | 13 tweets | 12 linkedin
UK challenger bank Masthaven opens for businessUK challenger bank Masthaven opens for bus...
5382 views comments | 15 tweets | 13 linkedin
EBA told that tougher authentication will have a "chilling" effect on single marketEBA told that tougher authentication will...
5378 views comments | 18 tweets | 20 linkedin

Featured job

Find your next job