I just lost my job. Aww.. And yay!

“You’re one of the reasons this company still exists today. But now, we’re gonna have to let you go.”

My name is Miet Claes. For a little less than two years, I went full-blown-karate for a startup called Darwin Analytics. Anthony, a guy I barely knew, had stars in his eyes when he talked about his plans. I had no experience, and no idea where to start. But I decided I was going to help build his space ship.

When my colleagues came on board, I felt like we could reach the moon. Two weeks ago, we launched Myrise.

In startup world, you have to “move fast and break things”. Last Monday my boss told me, he had to let me go. There was no room left for a full-time designer.

Darwin and I broke up, but we’re still friends. I’m certain they are set for a bright future. Because Anthony, Sjimi and Thomas are incredible. Gentlemen, it has been a privilege.

The future – pew pew pew

Saying goodbye to a wonderful job is rough. At the same time it's also a new beginning.

I don’t know what’s next for me, but that’s okay. This post is my first step. I’m looking to meet interesting people, like you maybe. Perhaps you need help with design, or you want to exchange ideas about:

If you're still reading, there's a great chance we might get along. Feel free to e-mail me, and we'll have a chat.

Here’s a tiny preview of what I did at Darwin Analytics: the app design, identity and website of Myrise. More to come later!

If you're ready to talk, send me a tweet. If you want to dig even deeper, you can visit my extremely old portfolio. Warning: huge spiders live there.