After some of the best, most influential months of my life, it’s time for me to find new adventures…
It’s a sad day for me. As I write this, I have most of my office packed up and am about to exit OnWired for the last time as part of the team. I have new monsters to slay.
It wasn’t long ago that I moved to Raleigh from up north. I’d only been in the area a few weeks before I had OnWired and another local agency in my radar. After meeting with the team here, I knew where I belonged. Everybody was cool, trendy and young. I saw working alongside like-minded people fresh out of design school as a huge perk. I have no regrets.
There’s been some great projects I’ve got to head since coming on board. I really enjoyed working along my good friend Brett Buddin onNewsBeat, in particular. Your Web Job and Please Critique Memeant a great deal to me on a personal level, and both of those ventures have gone on to have a great deal of success. Webmaster Jam Session in Atlanta was a good time (stealing the Mail Chimpnot so much), as was all the birthday cake and free food.
OnWired is going to go on and do some great things in the future. There’s a solid team in place here. Tony and Jon have the right chemistry as business partners, and I’ll be forever grateful to them for taking a chance on me when I was fresh off the slab.
To my co-workers Brett, Megan, Pat, Troy, Jen, Julie, Corey and Joe: the camaraderie will be sorely missed. I learned something from you guys every day. Truth be told, there’s nobody I’d rather have been in the trenches with throughout my tenure. I wish you all nothing but the best.
To all you readers, followers, O-Dub groupies out there: thank you for keeping tabs on my passage, and thank you especially for believing in what we’ve done as a group. I’ve made some career-lasting allies in you, whether via e-mail or Twitter or meeting at conferences, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!
I don’t want to make this sound like it’s my OnWired funeral. I’m still going to help out at Please Critique Me (I may actually have some time now), as well as contribute to some unannounced internal ventures I committed to doing. I’ll be around.
In the meantime, you can find me out on the trail, still getting my hands dirty in the community. I’ve been blessed with a lot of great opportunities since I started here. I appreciate it all — truly — and I’ll be forever in this agency’s debt for spring-boarding my career.
Thanks for the memories, OnWired. Keep up the good fight.
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