I’m excited to announce today that we’ve acquired Projector, a collaborative, multimedia design platform, whose talented team has joined Medium to innovate on the core Medium experience and build amazing tools for creators.
Projector launched in the summer of 2020 and is used for everything from presentations to social media stories to newsletter graphics. They’ve built a strong following with thousands of creators big and small.
With the Projector team come two experienced product and engineering leaders. Trevor O’Brien, co-founder and CEO of Projector, has previously led product teams at Coda, Twitter, and YouTube. He will join Medium as Chief Product Officer and have a seat on our board of directors. Luke Millar, co-founder and VP of Engineering at Projector, has led engineering teams at Twitter, Shift, and Microsoft. He will join Medium as VP of Engineering.
From my earliest conversations with the Projector team, I found their ethos very in line with Medium’s — empowering people to share ideas and stories through elegant tools. And our technologies are complementary. I truly look forward to integrating our teams and expertise to bring Medium to the next level.
Projector is an impressive, growing platform, but we do not plan to continue operating projector.com as a standalone service. It will continue to function through March of 2022, at which point we will be sunsetting the platform. Read more from Trevor on that here.
We’ll be integrating some Projector features into our toolset to uplevel the creator experience; more specifics to share on this soon.