Me and Twenty Fourteen designer Takashi Irie


I’m lucky enough to get to see Takashi Irie several times a year but on a recent trip to London he and I took our photo together with the intention of helping me complete my weird collection of photos with default WordPress theme designers. Takashi is the designer of the super-cool Twenty Fourteen.

You may notice that Takashi and I are both wearing button-down oxfords and navy sweaters. This was not planned but we enjoyed having our photos taken like two boys who had mom and dad dress them up to match. 🙂

I’ve worked together with Takashi since 2011 and it’s always awesome to see what he dreams up. He’s designed several favourite themes of mine. His default theme contribution to WordPress is available now on and will ship with WordPress 3.8 on December 12, 2013.

Special thanks to Kathryn Presner for putting up with multiple retakes from two ridiculously demanding subjects!


  1. Isaac Keyet says:

    Now those are two classy-looking theme designers. 😉

  2. hanni says:

    I enjoy the fact that you were apparently dressed almost identically too.

    1. Ian Stewart says:

      If only Takashi would realize the superiority of the cardigan over the v-neck sweater we would be dressing totally alike.

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