The next thing

Today is my last day at INN. In a couple of weeks, I’ll be joining The Washington Post to lead its data/news apps team. It’s a bittersweet transition; I’m excited about the new role, and sad to say goodbye to such an amazing and supportive team.

At INN, we’ve tirelessly documented our processes and team values. We redesigned and launched the new inn.org. We helped dozens of clients and nonprofit news organizations launch new websites. We released updates for Largo. We created a newsletter, hosted a monthly book club, and gathered for weekly office hours.

There has also been a lot of pie, good meals, ridiculous music, and countless gifs. And I got to work with some of my favorite people — the kind of colleagues that make hard work bearable and fun work feel like no work at all.

Interested in working with these wonderful people? We’re hiring a lead designer.

I can’t wait to see how INN grows in the future, and I’ll continue to follow along as our members publish some of the best in-depth and investigative journalism out there.

Midsummer updates

The last few months have been busy ones.

  • We launched the new INN brand and the redesigned inn.org.
  • I published the first in a series of interviews for Source about remote work.
  • SRCCON happened — in Minneapolis! I learned a lot and went to bed at a reasonable time every night.
  • I’m helping a lovely client edit her book. My role at INN is heavy on visual design, so it’s good to have an outlet for all the word stuff. (Hire me for turns of phrase like “word stuff.”)
  • To the complete shock of everyone I went to school with, I competed in an Olympic weightlifting meet. And then I went and joined an oly lifting team. I have a post rattling around in my head about embodiment and strength and daring to take up space as a woman.

My plan to minimize travel in 2015 has turned out exceeding well. The only flight on the horizon is to visit my (almost) three-year-old niece. I have big plans to do a lot of porch sitting and julep drinking in August.