We recently shared a behind the scenes look at where the Dribbble team gets their work done. You saw workspaces in Walnut Creek, California where our CEO Zack Onisko lives; Rome, Georgia where our Director of Engineering Jeffrey Chup resides, and in Victoria, British Colombia where our Head of People Ops, Chloe Oddleifson keeps us in line.
We’re sharing a few more remote workspaces from Team Dribbble today. If you’re curious on how we’ve make remote work a success so far, check out how we handle team building and how we’ve scaled our distributed team.
Adam Darowski, Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
SENIOR PRODUCT DESIGNER
“Before joining Dribbble, I spent 13 of my 15 professional years commuting four hours per day to work in the Boston area (often to simply spend my day wearing headphones and writing front-end code). Once my first child was born 13 years ago, I starting working from home as much as I could… first one day per week, then two. Once I moved with my wife and three kids to New Hampshire I found myself dreading any commute time. Luckily, joining Dribbble helped me completely eliminate those wasted hours from my life.
I’ve always loved my jobs, but commuting meant I missed out on so much at home for no good reason. Now my kids are all older, so there are a ton of school events and after-school activities I’m always running back and forth to. The freedom to choose my own schedule means I can do things like coach my son’s travel soccer team (and volunteer on the board). If I have to hop off an hour early for practice a couple of times per week, it’s no big deal. I can just catch up later.
What makes the distributed nature of Dribbble work so well is the fact that everyone is remote. I’ve worked for other companies where remote work was allowed but only a small number of employees did so. It’s tough being the person on a video screen when a room full of people are meeting. It’s just not the same. But when everyone is logging in via Zoom and everyone’s face takes up the same number of pixels, it really makes you feel like everyone is included and nobody is forgotten.
In terms of my workspace, I’m a nomad in my own house. I have a desk (which is really just our old kitchen table) in the basement, but I’ll also work from the treadmill (yes, I can type at 3 mph), by the wood stove, or on the screened-in porch. It’s easy for me to move around because I use no external devices (monitors, mice, keyboards, whatever) and work 100% on my MacBook at all times.”
Jessica Barry, Victoria, British Colombia, Canada
“Working remotely allows me to choose where I want to work from day-to-day. Sometimes I will work from home, but like in this picture I am working from a restaurant so that I can watch the World Cup.”
Samantha Pede, Lander, Wyoming, USA
SENIOR PRODUCT DESIGNER
“I love working remotely, but a huge part of what helps me be successful in a remote setup is having a great workspace. One of my biggest concerns, when I switched to full-time remote work, was that I wouldn’t have enough space to brainstorm ideas. I was spoiled at the agencies I worked out full whiteboard walls and I loved using the whiteboard walls as part of my daily workflow. So when I switched to full-time remote work, I made it a priority to install a giant whiteboard in my office.
Want to see more photos and hear from more members of Team Dribbble on where we work? Follow along on the blog in the coming weeks for more in this series.