Dave Martin took the time to introduce himself as the newest designer on the Akismet team.
Martin recently moved back to the U.S. after working as the UI designer for Campaign Monitor in Sydney, Australia. He was there for two years.
Martin wrote this about the search that led to his finding the job listing at Automattic:
When I started looking at companies in the U.S., I was worried that I’d never find another company like Campaign Monitor. Basically, I wanted to work for a cool company that was passionate about their work. I wanted to work with smart people. I also wanted to work from home if at all possible (I’m a sucker for 3:00PM naps).
His application consisted of three introductory lines and eight examples of his work. After two Skype interviews and a test project to redesign the Akismet marketing site, Automattic made Martin an offer.
Martin says his focus is to simplify the sign up process on the Akismet marketing site and to improve the overall user experience of the Akismet plugin.