“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” I’ve heard and seeing this African proverb getting quoted a lot in the WordPress community lately. It’s not a surprise—WordPress is growing by leaps and bounds. That means opportunities to working for big companies doing big things have never been better.
After every WordCamp or WordPress-related conference there are always at least a few “Yay! I got hired by Awesome Company!” tweets and blog posts. Brian Richards joined Crowd Favorite. Suzette Franck is now on the WebDev Studios team. Rob Neu teamed up with WPSitecare. Joining a team is definitely one of the hot trends in WordPress now.
Earlier in the week Chris Lema wrote about Five places you should try to work (in the WordPress world). He shared his thoughts about the benefits working for iThemes, Bourn Creative, Easy Digital Downloads, Reaktiv Studios and WPEngine. I agree—they’re awesome companies who are influencing the future of WordPress. All of them seem like amazing places to work—especially if you’re a developer.
I’m not a dev, though, I’m a designer. So Chris got me thinking about the best places to work from a designer’s perspective. What five companies would *I* consider “design dream jobs”? If I were going to make the leap to a team, where would I most like to land? Who would I want to “go far” with?