As we continue to grow and evolve at Press Foundry, my to-do list at the agency gets longer by the day. It’s been nearly five and a half years since I started the company, and another four of freelance work prior to that. In that time we’ve brought on dedicated graphic designers, copywriters, junior and senior-level developers, and have even managed a summer internship program.
Our goals for 2018 are large—very large. We’re expanding our small business service line, Core, adding a new starter branding offering, continuing development of our WordPress plugin pack, Honeycomb, and building out our agency partner program. As all of these endeavours require time and focus, one large part of my day-to-day schedule tends to slow our innovation and internal creativity (and vice versa): project management.
I’ve been our project manager from day one, and have enjoyed interacting with clients on status updates and problem solving as we build solutions for their needs. It’s something I’m passionate about, and will always be a part of me. I have realized however that in order to expand our horizons and lead our growth, while simultaneously wanting to offer only the best for our clients, we now need a dedicated point of contact to handle strategy, support requests and status updates on the client-facing side of the agency.
This is why we’ve made the decision to expand our team and hire a full-time Project Manager. We wanted someone who would have the same fervor to help our clients and help be the driving force behind their success and happiness. As such, I’m excited to introduce Dan Bernal—our new Project Manager at Press Foundry.
Dan believes that the main ingredient to any success in life is passion. This passion is what disseminates itself into every area of his life, especially his professional one. It is what fueled him to learn English and French in addition to his native Spanish, it is the one that he carried from Colombia to become a first-generation grad in the U.S., it has always fired his zeal for dancing, it inspired an impromptu move to Boston and it is the one that makes him the perfect fit for the Project Manager position at Press Foundry, without a doubt.
From managing all the creative aspects of a networking event to making strong client connections and successful partnerships throughout his career, no matter what he’s got on his plate, Dan never misses a beat.
I want to note that even as we make this transition, and in the time beyond, I will always be available to speak directly with clients if and when needed, and will continue to be involved in an overall strategic and creative capacity for everything we work on. I am excited to be able to work with Dan and the rest of our talented team to make client experiences even better and to continue bringing to life each unique client story through beautiful, scalable and robust digital experiences.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions. Dan and I look forward to speaking with you all and establishing a transition schedule as we move forward.