I’ve seen many people—those I knew well, and those I knew only from afar—venture out to start their own thing over the years. For many of them, the impetus for that move was discontent: the feeling that they were never going to get what they wanted out of a job unless they built it, wholesale, for themselves. Their backs up against the wall, there was no where to go but out.
Today marks my last day with Typekit. But I feel no discontent. I am not leaving because of what I can’t do—I am leaving because of what I can.
The people working on Typekit (and, now, other exciting projects within Adobe) are among the smartest, most generous people I have known. Under their tutelage, I have learned how to build a product, and—just as importantly—a company.
I can think of no better way to honor that learning than to put it to use.
I will remain an editorial advisor to Typekit, so you may still catch me poking around the blog. As for what’s next, I’ll share more when the time is right. Stay tuned.