It’s funny how a joke can change your fate.
As you no doubt saw, last week we started the hunt for a great intern. In the course of my regular banter with our freelance developer, Riyad, he joked that he should apply. One thing led to another and he’s now our newest team member!
Things you need to know about Riyad:
– He’s crazy talented
Having worked for institutions like Media24 in front-end development, Riyad’s certainly got the corporate chops but check out his portfolio on his own website and you’ll see how slick his work is.
– He’s absolutely lovely
Seriously. Every interaction is a pleasure.
– He’s into running and his family and friends and he adores his wife.
– He secretly loves it when we call him RiRi
Exhibit A: last year’s birthday card including some hot photoshop:
– He’s broadening our offering. Not only is Riyad a whizz on Wmailers, html,
So our road shifted direction and we made a different choice but it was clear during my highly entertaining eye conversations with Sarah during that initial phone call with Riyad that this just felt right. We both trust him, we know his work, we know he’s going to be a great asset to Pomegranite.
He starts on Tuesday and we can’t wait to welcome that cheeky face. Stay tuned for his first blog post next week!