It’s time to get back to work.
Starting September 4th I will be joining the talented folks at Behance as an Associate Editor and Producer of 99u1. The company, with only a small team of 50 employees, creates best-in-class offerings like the Action Method, the 99u conference, the Behance network and other products. Behance’s investors include Jeff Bezos and the company has become the nexus of the creative universe with its ethos of action over ideas.
I walked away from the 99u conference in May with a tremendous amount of respect for the company and I’m elated to pitch in to help continue its growth while learning from an amazing team.
On the surface, this appears to be a departure from journalism, but I firmly believe that companies like Behance are the future of journalism and online content: strong editorial, events and products that provide tremendous value to a community. Building on my time with Technically Philly and Philly Tech Week, I look forward to further exploring the interplay between communities, products and content.
Moving to NYC
Choosing to join Behance was easy. Choosing to leave Philly required several sleepless nights.
I’ve spent my entire life in the Philadelphia area. New York is only a subtle change, but still something new. This isn’t about Phiadelphia taxes, job market or any other myth about Philadelphia that people often give on their way out the door. If I could, I’d teleport to New York everyday for work. I’m leaving the best city on earth to take advantage of a dream opportunity while getting out of my comfort zone. It’s about joining a company I’ve respected and have attempted to emulate for years.
As I said when I left Technically Philly, I’m forever indebted to everyone who has supported the company over the past three years.
If you excuse me, I have to find a place to live by September 1st.
- formerly “The 99 percent,” changed after the brand was “occupied” [↩]