The holidays are a great time to reflect on the year and to share some jolly good time together as a team. Let’s review what we’ve learned while celebrating the season at hand.Web design is a strange, wonderful business. You can have an excellent team who works well together, makes great websites, and shares a ton of laughs – but that team has never seen each other in the same room. This past Friday in San Francisco, the Razorfrog team delighted in changing that. We met up, in that old-fashioned analog style, to take a staff picture, drink some winter beer and see how tall we are all in relation to one another.
Scott’s the shortest. It surprised us all.
In San Francisco’s NextSpace, where Scott and Max work side-by-side (and Kristan comes by once in a while), we commandeered a small conference room and mugged for the camera, purely to give our customers some faces to put with our e-mail signatures. Now you know that Kristan is a girl (although I bet you had your suspicions). Three-quarters of us wear glasses. We’re also in pretty good shape, dispelling once and for all that old myth that folks that like computers aren’t all that physically fit.
Over at Thirsty Bear in San Francisco’s downtown, we chatted over goat cheese and fig bites, kale salads, and beer tasting flights. The chat was fun and energetic, and we became closer as a team, which is sort of sappy, but it’s nice for all you clients (and potential clients) out there. We’re not just hypertext editors and URL wranglers and photo jockeys – we’re actually, you know, people. And we really like each other.
Also, it should be noted, I (Christopher, your humble copywriter) ate one of the best hamburgers of his young life, as half our team looked on and wondered if vegetarianism/pescatarianism is all that it’s cracked up to be. Although maybe I’m editorializing.
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Joyous Solstice to everyone out there. May your families connect the way the Razorfrog family did. Let’s make 2014 a really good one. Solve this whole world peace thing. It’s about time, isn’t it?