Ask DN: How did you get your job?

over 7 years ago from Jeff Everest, Freelance Mobile Designer

  • Sam SolomonSam Solomon, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

    I created it.

    Six months ago I was stuck in an advertising job that I wasn't happy with. I was working as an interactive producer, coordinating the construction of expensive websites. Working in advertising is running the hamster wheel. There's always more work to be done, and no reward for it. I wanted to get out and work on a product team.

    I interviewed at a couple of places in SF/Silicon Vally. I met a ton of awesome people in the process, but none of those options worked out—maybe it was for the best. I really wanted to move back to Atlanta, so I shot a note to a friend who has a really successful B2B startup in the city to see if they knew of anybody in looking for a designer.

    He sent me an email back that said "How do you feel about fantasy sports?"

    I started working with him in December and left that advertising job in March. We now have six full-time employees with five working part-time. Whether it works out or not, it's been one of the best decisions I've ever made.

    2 points