As the owner of my own business, I'm always on the lookout for good projects. I've had to fight for some and some have landed in my lap. I've been very fortunate as a freelancer to have consistent work. I wasn't looking a few weeks ago when an opportunity arrived via Twitter DM. In the midst of plenty of interesting work, I hesitated. Then, I Googled. And I found this:
Then, I interviewed and met with four brilliant men, who talked about their "little startup" with contagious fervor. And told me about their families. And listened when I talked about mine. While we all ate cheeseburgers.
AND THEN, I read this blog post they wrote about innovative problem solving. You should read it. It's really cool and not what you think.
I was pretty much in at 'Googled,' but I can't tell you what that blog post meant to me. To see their team, in the office, work together that way to solve a problem made my whole self happy. It's a sign that everything isn't broken, and I simply live for those. I was impressed. They offered the job to me the very next day, and I happily accepted.
I am excited to start this new adventure next week. My brain is already cooking with ideas. I'll still be posting here on my blog, actively engaging on our beloved Twitter, doing some public speaking, and producing ARTCRANK. I won't be taking on any new clients for the duration of my time at Canopy, however.
When I told my boys about the Sensus, the first thing that came out of their mouths was: "COOOOOL. WHEN CAN I HAVE ONE!?".
I have a feeling that won't be the last time I hear that.
To find out more: http://canopyco.com/