Archive for May, 2011

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

Monday, May 23rd, 2011 | adventure, clearleft | No Comments

Four years ago, on a warm and sunny day in May, I started working at Clearleft.  I remember being somewhat daunted by this change in career and having to learn a whole new role, and I went and hid in the Library at lunchtime so I could sit quietly and gather my nerves.  Of course, I don’t do that sort of thing these days.

In the time in between I’ve seen the company double in size and have worked with some remarkably clever people and some fantastic clients.  I’ve also had the joy of organising our conferences: dConstruct, UX London and this year’s new addition Ampersand.  It has been a truly remarkable job and I have learnt an incredible amount and made some super friends.

As The Littlest Hobo would say (if dogs could indeed talk), “There’s a world that’s waiting to unfold” and I feel it’s time for me to grab my metaphorical hat and go unfold it. I shall be leaving Clearleft on the 17th June (Ampersand day – I thought I’d go out with a bang!) and will be jumping on a train to Old Street to join Natalie and Simon Willison at Lanyrd.  It’s a fantastic opportunity and the word “enthusiastic” doesn’t really cover how excited I am to be joining.

I shall be very sad to leave Clearleft and will wave fond farewells to all my chums.  Thanks guys, you’ve been Marvellous!


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