Six years ago, I decided to spend some time designing an app called EventBoard with Zach Holmquist. As it turns out, that single decision has had a huge impact on my career. EventBoard is now a full-fledged enterprise SaaS company, boasting some of the best customers imaginable, and it’s maintaining a strong growth trajectory. Being a part of that growth has been a great opportunity for me. I’ve seen several rounds of the venture capital funding process, I’ve helped grow a customer base, and I’ve seen a company grow from a broom closet to dozens of people working together.
Now, years later, it’s time for another decision; I’ve decided to step out from EventBoard and move to a new challenge. [Audible gasp] I know, it’s probably a bit of a surprise to anyone who knows my history at EventBoard. It wasn’t an easy decision to leave a company that I’ve been a part of from day one. I’ve met and worked with some of the brightest and most talented people who I now consider my friends. But when you’re a creative, you find a point when you know it’s time to push yourself out of your comfort zone. I’ve faced some tough challenges at EventBoard that have lead to a lot of growth. Now it’s time to find new challenges, meet a new team, and start a new chapter.
So Where Am I Going?
I am happy to be starting with the team at SitePen. They are a talented group that specializes in web development and consultation, especially within the enterprise space. I’ll be diving into a lot of their UX work and also their overall brand design. Where are they located? Well, everywhere and nowhere. SitePen consists of a completely remote team, which means I get to experience the shortest commute of my life. Roll out of bed, start designing, pants optional.
I’m ready to get started. I know this will be another decision that serves as a catalyst for more growth and opportunity, and frankly, I can’t wait. I will always be thankful for my time at EventBoard, and I wish the team all the luck as they continue to grow. There are some great things in the works over there. For now, though, it’s time for me to watch from the outside while I make this move… down the hall to my home office.
I'm Scott, and I love writing things like this. But I spend most of my time working as a designer.
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