Leaving Happy Cog

Happy Cog

After nearly five years of working with some of the smartest and most caring people I’ve ever met, I’ve decided to leave Happy Cog.

This was a tough decision for me to make; everyone at Happy Cog is like family to me. I’ve learned a tremendous amount during my time on board, much of it just by watching and listening to how great people work. Jeffrey is one of the most creative guys around, and I’m thankful that he took a chance on me years ago.

Make no mistake, Happy Cog is the best company I’ve ever worked for. I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to work on a variety of great projects over the years, but it’s time for me to move on and try some new things.

Moving Forward

Luckily, I’m leaving on the best possible terms. I’ll still be working on A List Apart, speaking at An Event Apart from time to time, and maybe working on the occasional Happy Cog project, but from here on out I’m back in the freelance world. I’ve got a few projects in the works, including some interesting writing prospects, and will be taking on a few new consulting gigs.

To all of my friends and coworkers from the New York and Philadelphia Happy Cog offices, best of luck, I’ll miss working and learning with you every day.


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