I'd like to invite you all to apply to Bridge - a design education program that connects mid- to senior-level designers with top startups in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was a member this past Fall and loved every second.
Basically, you fill out a simple application including your resume, short bio, and a link to your portfolio (Dribbble works great). After that, fifteen startups in the Bay Area take a look at your application and consider hiring you as a full-time contractor for three months. During those three months, you join your fellow Bridge designers once a week at the Designer Fund office in San Francisco. It's really a one of a kind opportunity - you get a chance to work full time at some of the best startups, tap into the growing designer network in the Bay Area, and grow as a designer through workshops, lectures, and fireside chats.
If you're interested in networking with the design community in the Bay area and working for a startup like Flipboard, airbnb, Dropbox, Pinterest, Square, Asana, One Kings Lane, HealthTap, zendesk, Coursera, Khan Academy, Causes, Change.org, inkling, and Nextdoor, you really should apply for Bridge!
Ask me any questions below should you have any!