Nicholas Felton, A Timeline Designer, Leaves Facebook

By Justin Lafferty 

Facebook Product Designer Nicholas Felton, one of the main inspirations behind Timeline, is leaving the company. Felton, who has been with the social network since 2011, confirmed the news in a post on his Facebook profile.

Felton posted this message in a check-in from Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., saying he felt nostalgic:

On April 19, 2011, I walked into the Palo Alto Facebook office and began contributing to the timeline project. Two years, many late nights, and a few launch celebrations later, I will be moving on.

The opportunity to help mold a service of such importance to so many people has been a high point in my professional career. I’m extremely proud of the projects I worked on, grateful to the teams that built them, and confident in the products to come.

Although Felton didn’t launch Timeline, his fingerprints are all over the product. He has been one of Timeline’s most influential minds, inspiring components of it.

Felton come to Facebook in 2011 after his company, Daytum, was acquired by the social network. Felton did not post where he’s going after Facebook.