August 01, 2012

It’s a small (design) world, after all

Not long after I started this blog, a student design portfolio started making the rounds & generating lots of buzz. Dave Werner had skillfully combined illustration, music, and photography with video (still a novel feat as this was pre-YouTube) to do some solid storytelling. The site generated all kinds of responses (“Brilliant!” “It’s just Flashturbation!”), but I was very impressed.

Six and a half years passed & I never met Dave, but right before the Fourth of July he dropped me a line to say he was looking for a new gig (something more stable than perpetual startup-land). I was glad to hear of his interest, but offhand I didn’t know of any good fits. Two days later–and equally out of the blue–a team at Adobe reached out & told me about a really cool project they’re starting that needed design talent.

Long story short, Dave just accepted Adobe’s offer & will be starting shortly. Let’s hear it for serendipity! We can’t wait to get started working together.

Posted by John Nack at 11:11 AM on August 01, 2012


  • Bryan O'Neil Hughes — 2:50 PM on August 01, 2012

    welcome Dave, that’s really great news.

  • Alton Marsh — 6:35 AM on August 02, 2012

    Just looked at three of his project videos. Brilliant!

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