Farewell, Simply Recipes.

Today is my last day at Simply Recipes.

For nearly a decade, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Elise Bauer on Simply Recipes. No seriously, I sent over my first mockup for the site 10 years ago, almost to the day.

I met Elise while collaborating on Learning Movable Type. She had been writing lots of helpful articles on the site, and I asked if I could help redesign it as a way of saying thanks. We enjoyed working together so much that she asked me to redesign her recipe blog, and I continued working with her for many years as a consultant.

Then in 2012, Elise brought me on full-time at Simply Recipes. It was great, and I learned a lot. I got to be involved in running all parts of a high-performance site, like designing interactions for millions of users, developing systems for massive scale, and analyzing all the data that comes along with a site of that scale. I also got to be a part of the food blogging community, which—I must say—is a pretty terrific group of people.

Most importantly, I don’t think I could have moved to upstate NY like I did last year if I were not working remotely. I’m incredibly grateful to Elise for giving me all of these opportunities.

So, what’s next?

For starters, Plasticmind Design lives again! With an emphasis on UI/UX design, brand/identity design and strategy, creative direction, and sentence fragments. Drop me a line if you’re interested in working together to make something worthwhile.

I’ve also got some other really exciting ideas in the works, but I’ll be sharing more about those in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!