Apple hires designer Andrew Kim away from Tesla

Andrew Kim, the designer who first rose to prominence with a fan-made reimagining of Microsoft’s design language, has left his role as a senior designer at Tesla to join Apple. His LinkedIn profile says that he joined the company in December of this year, while his Instagram confirms that his first day working at Apple Park was last Tuesday. Along with the recent news of Tesla’s chief vehicle engineer returning to Apple, Kim’s move will certainly stoke speculation that Apple is once again working on an actual car.

After posting his Slate design language concept online back in 2012, Kim was quickly snapped up by Microsoft, where he worked on the design of the Windows 10 UI and products like HoloLens and the Xbox One S. After three and a…

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