I had the privilege of designing this year’s WordPress default theme, Twenty Twenty-One, which was released yesterday alongside WordPress 5.6. I started working on the initial concepts for the theme back in July, so seeing it finally launched is fantastic.
Thanks to my amazing team of co-contributors: my co-lead Carolina Nymark, who spearheaded development of the theme, our theme wrangler Jessica Lyschik, and our supporting team including Beth Soderberg, Ellen Bauer, and Jonathan Desrosiers (go Sox!). Special thanks to Ari Stathopoulos, Kjell Reigstad, Allan Cole, Jeff Ong, Justin Ahinon, Rolf Siebers, Simon Resok, Guido Offermans, Kishan Jasani, Kelly Choyce-Dwan, and dozens of others for their numerous contributions to the theme, to Sarah Ricker and Enrique Sanchez for their guidance and help in making this theme WCAG 2.1 AAA-compatible, and to Josepha Haden and Chloé Bringmann, who always rallied up support when we needed it.
Keep an eye on this space for a full breakdown of the design process sometime soon.