One year at Webflow
A year ago today I started my journey as a team member at Webflow. Before I joined, I took a small sabbatical to really spend time finding something I wanted to do meaningful for a very long time. I recently left One Medical, a place where I stayed for four years—the longest place I’ve worked aside from my own company. One Medical taught me that as a leader it takes long-term commitment to build something great, and I was looking for something that would be that. My gut was telling me to start a company again. I have many interest in industries (health tech, fashion tech, consumer apps, travel, SaaS, etc.) but the one that is unrivaled is design and developer tools. Many years ago I interviewed with the Xcode team at Apple and always felt I missed my opportunity on tools that enable people to create and build. My noodling and doodling led me to think about taking a crack at a startup to enable people to build apps without code. During my break, I met with my good friend Alissa who mentioned Webflow to me, and the rest was history.
Some news to share; after a small (but refreshing) break I’m joining the Design team at @webflow today.— David Hoang (@davidhoang) October 16, 2019
I am thrilled to work with these wonderful humans in their mission in bringing building and creation on the web to everyone in the world. pic.twitter.com/nmMHvzSCrL
Domm Holland, CEO at Fast tweeted about what you can learn from scaling a startup. After experiencing that at One Medical and having so many fond memories, I simply couldn’t resist doing it again. I’m so grateful to join Bryant, Sergie, and Vlad to work with them in the journey they took several years before as co-founders to make Webflow become real.
In many ways, it’s the perfect product and space. For years I’ve obsessed over the infusion of design and engineering. I also love building tools for people to create, build, and dream big.
Most importantly, the people. From the first hour I started I felt so welcome by this remote team and it’s a pleasure to serve them on a daily basis.
2020 has not been the year anyone expected. Despite all the challenges we are facing in the world, my purpose at work is something that remained constantly optimistic. There is so much more we need to do, and I feel like my journey is only beginning—feel grateful to simply be a part of it.