hot_studio_facebookFacebook is acquiring the team behind Hot Studio, a design agency, or to use the team’s own words, ‘experience design company’, based in San Francisco and New York.

According to a post from Facebook Design, the Hot Studio team’s goal within the social networking giant will be to ‘build amazing tools that help the brands and businesses that use Facebook.’

Maria Giudice (CEO and Founder) and Rajan Dev (President): At Hot Studio, we’ve built a team that amazes us every day with their talent, ambition, and ideas. In joining Facebook, we’ll have the opportunity to unleash that talent at a scale that impacts the way businesses and over a billion people around the world communicate.

Hot Studio has a sixteen-year history working with some of the world’s biggest  brands. Facebook had been working with Hot Studio on a few projects several months ago.

The transition will be careful and deliberate, occurring over the next few months, says Facebook; with many, but not all Hot Studio employees, integrated into the company’s product design, communication design, research, engineering, and content strategy teams.