Out with the old, in with the Snooth

Hold on to your shoes people. Or at least tie your shoelaces very tight. Because what I’m about to tell you is going to knock your socks clean off and I don’t want your shoes flying all over the place and hitting some person in the face.

Tomorrow I’ll be leaving my post as group creative director at DCF Advertising as I transition my career trajectory from advertising into interactive and information design. So starting next Monday I’ll be settling in as the full-time web designer at my favorite website ever, Snooth.com.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t first say that the folks at DCF Advertising have been great to me for the past four and a half years. And when I told them I’d be moving on they were incredibly understanding and supportive. I’m going to miss working there. But enough with the tiny violins. Let’s talk about wine.

I’m so psyched to be working at Snooth it should be illegal. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Snooth, it’s the world’s largest online wine database wrapped in a slick interface (designed by my buddy Clint) and backed by a home-grown, extremely powerful social network and community. I could call it “Facebook for wine” but that would be a gross understatement. It’s a place where you can review wines (even if you’re a wine idiot like me), see what your friends are drinking and reviewing, and find wines close to your home. But here’s the kicker – Snooth’s magical algorithm will recommend wines for you based on what you like and dislike – automatically. So it’s a great site for people who know everything about wine and for people who know nothing about wine. Stop what you’re doing right now and create a free account and add me as a friend – my screen name is solomania9. Do it. DO IT!!!

So the bottom line is that working at Snooth will allow me to stay on the cutting edge of today’s web technology, while utilizing my passion for creating engaging and memorable experiences on the web and beyond. That’s a roundabout way of saying it’s going to be pretty fucking sweet. I’ll keep everyone posted.

Now please carry on and start picking up all the smithereens that used to be your shoes.

Comments (10)

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    congrats. your new green & maroon business cards will clash with the old orange ones…

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    get me a job homie! i dont need the money, i just need the work! im a struggling college student working towards a degree that i can do nothing with! grunt work welcome! need a personal assistant? lloooooooooyd!!!!

    oh and congrats! get paper, throw it around!

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    What, no picture of the Snooth business card?

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    Congrats on the new gig!

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    Damnit! My Puma’s are ruined.
    Congrats on the new job.

    Google search for “fun things to do on your last day of work” and you will find plenty of ideas on how to leave your mark. I especially like opening a can of tuna fish and duct taping it to the bottom of a couch/chair. lol

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    Congratulations, Mike. As a roaring alcoholic, I condone this move 100% (200 Proof).

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    Congrats! I’ll be getting on this wine facebook business, as you know that I am quite passionate about drinking wine. Sounds f’ing awesome!

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    Yeah, congrats man – I just got a job as well! :D Exciting stuff! :)

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    Mike Solomon all grown up. Congrats on finally moving on. One love.

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    Grats man! Good luck with the new site, it looks great!

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