Omaha developer Leatherman to join Boston design studio, stay in Omaha
After spending six years with one of Omaha's largest corporations, Union Pacific, Leatherman (left, with wife, Traci) announced he is making a move to work with Boston-based Filament Group. The six-person design studio is, according to our tipster, John Henry Müller of What Cheer, a "force pushing the web forward." In September, for example, Filament was responsible for the front-end development of the new BostonGlobe.com, a site later named the "World's Best Designed" by the Society for News.
The career move, however, doesn't come with a physical move. Leatherman said he is staying in Omaha, an option he weighed during his recent job search.
"Going through all of these job opportunities and interviews and different locations these past few months also made me realize how really great Omaha is," Leatherman said in an email interview. "I had an incredibly tempting opportunity to take a job for more money in San Francisco but turned it down. It just didn't feel right for a couple of reasons — the location being one of them. Omaha is a great place to live, work and follow your passion. My wife Traci and our two Great Danes and I are really happy here."
He told us how he landed the position: "I found out about the position through Twitter, of all places. Going through a hiring process with people that are already familiar with your work is much different than anything I'd really gone through before, and I'd been doing a lot of other interviews around that same time. After one phone interview and a small contracting project, I was hired. If that doesn't provide ample evidence that having a blog and participating in a development community is important, I'm not sure what does."
To read more about Leatherman's new gig, check out his blog: "CSS3 Job Transition".
Credits: Photo of Leatherman from zachleat.com