obligatory end of year post

it’s the last day of the year and I think I should be reflecting on things from this past year. It was a year of constants and change at the job – lots of expansion of the Platform role and the team. I hired 13 awesome people to the team. The end of the year saw another reorg and the team I built split up across the company. For me personally, it means a change in roles and focus towards the Yahoo! Developer Network – a role I am extremely excited about.

On the personal side – this year has been one of kicking photographic ass. I had goals and was focused. I did a lot of shooting this year – working on various projects – some of which are still in progress.

I set my sites on joining the Bay Area Photographers Collective – and through a series of portfolio reviews and meetings – am now a member of this group.

I was diligent in submitting my work to several juried shows and had work in eight shows, one of which I was honored to receive prize money from. I also have my first solo exhibition which will come down this week.

I launched Without Lenses – an online quarterly journal for lensless photography. Trading in my experience from Boxes and Arrows and my love of photography and my insane need to create things – I launched this on pinhole day 2007.

It’s been a good year and I have met a ton of of amazing people through the f295 forums, through Without Lenses, through flickr and through my work as a design director.

I am proud of what I have accomplished this year both professionally and personally and am making goals and plans for 2008 to be even more interesting and hopefully as successful.

current: partner, tangible user experience :: a full-service user experience design consulting firm. former Yahoo! founder of the public and internal Yahoo! pattern library. dse. design director of ued teams responsible for designing solutions across key yahoo! platforms: social media, personalization, membership and vertical search.