SilverOrange looking for a designer

SilverOrange dude SilverOrange, the fine folks behind the Digg design and Mozilla dot org are looking for a new designer.

Personally I’d jump at the opportunity, but as you probably know, I have a source of prior employment.

What might be interesting to note is that my entire foray into Silicon Valley life came to fruition because of a post I read on Steven Garrity’s blog in August 2004 about Mozilla looking for volunteer designers. I replied, got pulled into their backend intranet doing design volunteer work, a few weeks later we pushed out Spread Firefox and the rest, as they say, is history.

So I’m just saying, this could be the opportunity that sets you off in whatever direction the fates have picked out for you.

P.S. And no, this doesn’t mean I’m starting a job board (heh). I’m just doin’ a favor for some friends.

Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: (YC W18), Uber, Google.

3 thoughts on “SilverOrange looking for a designer”

  1. Fate is beautiful. I got my first tech job cold calling internet consultants in the Yellow pages (this was 1997, everyone was an internet consultant), leaving messages on voice mail telling people that I knew how to design web pages. Incredibly, one of those people called me back and told me he’d pay me ten dollars an hour for web design – a king’s ransom for a college Sophomore. The job he was working on was a consulting gig at Nortel – that got me in the door and led to my first industry job. The rest, as they say, is history.

    Interestingly enough, the way I found you was by googling “Google resume”. When we were designing claimID we wanted to read about people’s experience with their online identity, and google resume was a term we used in our searches. We found you, Terrell commented on your blog, and you wrote us back. You’ve had a great, extremely positive impact on ClaimID so I think we can say the rest was history.

    This whole fate and internet and global connections thing…its crazy isn’t it.

  2. Totally. I call it accelerating serendipity.

    It’s a small world, to be sure, but the more you think about it, well, actually it’s only small for each of our perspectives, since the reality is that the enormity of our collective experience and connections is so beyond comprehension that we can’t even grasp how large the world really is.

    More and more I find out about new things and new pockets of people I’d never heard of or explored… my sphere of reality also pertains almost entirely to English-speaking peoples… to imagine the myriad of ideas that are floating out in other locales just blows me away!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: