Rejoining the ranks of the self-employed
~ 02 October 2009 ~
Yesterday at noon I turned in my employee badge, laptop, and other employer-owned property. Goodbyes and K.I.T.’s were exchanged. A Snickers was indulged, just because. And with that, I concluded a chapter from the last three years of my life.
Today I begin full-time employment as founder, principal, whatever of Cameron Moll LLC. This is a decision that has been quietly (and carefully) considered since November 2008. I leave behind an incredible team of 40+ designers and many other colleagues whom I now call friends, but it’s time for me to move on.
My attention will now turn to activities that may include the management of Authentic Jobs Inc., additional installments of my letterpress posters, and other covert activities. And I’ll be reading through my own advice for freelancing from three years ago. I’m uneasy about the instability that comes with owning a business, but thrilled to see what it leads to.
I am open to design contract work, but please, serious inquiries only (big or small).
Lastly, and by no means a footnote to this announcement, today also marks the 11th year I’ve been married to Suzanne. The Utah mountains near Sundance and Park City are ablaze with Fall colors every year around our anniversary, and we’ll be out enjoying the scenery later this evening.
Oh, and by the way, my former team is hiring.
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A selection of fine reading, available for a limited time only:
- Malware Attack: Update
- My (revised) video setup: Canon EOS 7D
- My video setup: Canon HG10 with 35mm adapter
- Michael Bierut on clients
- Colosseo: Available March 2010
CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standard Solutions A solid round-up of indispensable CSS design techniques by Andy Budd, Simon Collison, and Cameron Moll.
Mobile Web Design A guide to publishing web content beyond the desktop. Tips, methodology, and resources. Now available.
Letterpress Posters The unassuming beauty of a freshly letterpressed print.
That Wicked Worn Look. Techniques for that worn, aged, distressed look.
Mister Retro Machine Wash Filters Turn the dial to “Instaworn” with these filters.
Blinksale Dive in and enjoy shamelessly easy invoicing from Firewheel Design.
Basecamp My preferred web app for internal and client project collaboration.
HOW Conference Austin, June 24–27. Pentagram, Adobe, P&G, et al.
Web Design World Seattle, July 20–22. Practical sessions on web design.
Stimulate Salt Lake City, September 2009. Entrepreneurship and design conference.