I’ve been very fortunate in my career. In 1999 I got to intern at Macromedia on a product that introduced a lot of early designers to the web. At the height of the first bubble I had the opportunity to work for a company that was pushing the boundaries of digital music, pre-iTunes. Straight out-of-college I became a web designer for a recruitment advertising company, working with huge brands on their employment sites.
Then I joined Six Apart, a tiny company with huge ambition that was sitting squarely in a space I was immensely interested in. It was an incredible experience that I’ll always be grateful for. I learned a ton about building great web apps, got to design one of the first third-party native apps for the iPhone, and had the pleasure for several years of working alongside my wife.
Six Apart became SAY Media, where I was able to contribute to nearly a dozen applications and services, both internal and customer-facing. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some incredibly talented people, and I expect they will continue to do great things, both in publishing and advertising.
I’ve enjoyed these experiences immensely, but there’s a new opportunity that I really don’t want to miss. And with Tabitha returning to work full-time, this is my chance. So, starting next week, I’ll be spending more time at home looking after my daughter, working part-time as a consultant, and developing some other fun little projects.
I’m pretty excited, a little freaked out, but mostly just looking forward to discovering what’s next. I’ll keep you posted. :)