At this point in my career, I’ve written more of these letters than I care to admit. But, transparently, they’ve been a reworking of my resume in one form or another, and a fairly generic take on checking the cover letter box.
But this morning as I drank my coffee down here in San Diego, I saw your post about a Head of Design and my heart quite literally skipped a beat.
There’s a very small handful of companies I’ve watched closely over the past two decades working at the front of emerging tech. And they’re not the ones you might expect (FAANG/MAMAA). They’re companies driven by a need to solve real user problems, and seem dedicated to “getting it right”.
I find myself rooting for companies like Zapier and founder Wade Foster, pumping a fist in the air when I see them spectacularly embrace OpenAI in the public eye, since I’ve watched them “get” remote working “right” before anyone else.
Notion is one of those very few companies.
Notion has taken something most people see as a necessary evil and turned it into a product that brings delight. And that’s not to say you’re done—there’s (a lot) of room to grow.
These letters are supposed to be about the author, but I felt compelled to write you something personal this morning. I’m not looking for a generic role, and you’re not looking for a generic Head of Design.
Let’s build something amazing together.
My resume is here, and I’m confident you’ll see my capabilities align with your needs. More importantly, I hope you see the passion I have to make meaningful products for people, at scale. I hope this letter is filed away, to be dusted off and auctioned one day as an artifact of the inspirational work we’re about to create together.