Today marks a year since I officially started at Automattic.
This year has been one of the busiest, craziest, and most rewarding years of my career. In the past year, I’ve traveled to Chicago, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Las Vegas, Rome, Austin, Seattle, and New Orleans. Joining Automattic felt like being welcomed into a big family. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the most talented, dedicated, and welcoming people I’ve ever met. My colleagues constantly inspire me, and push me to become the best designer I can be. I am incredibly thankful for their encouragement.
At Automattic, I can make a difference in the web, in the world — and since we’re fully distributed, I can do it from wherever I happen to be, whether it’s my coworking space in Cambridge, or the other side of the country, or even the other side of the world. I have total freedom and flexibility.
It’s humbling to know that the products I create touch thousands of lives every day. I am empowered to create great work and be the change I want to see. If I spot something that needs work, I can jump in and fix it myself. We’re trusted to make smart decisions and think for ourselves.
I can’t believe an entire year has gone by. Some days it feels like I only just joined our merry little band, and other days it feels like I’ve always been here. Here’s to many more years ahead of me.
(Of course, no one-year post would be complete without mentioning that we’re hiring.)