Our Shared Story
In 2013, Liz accepted a job in New York City and began to plan her move from San Francisco. Afraid of her impending introduction to what she perceived as the abrasive and unrelenting New York world, she frantically asked everyone she knew to set her up on NYC friend dates. Two months later, she met Mollie at a small cafe in the city, where they talked laughed, and knew they were going to be fast friends.
In addition to a shared geography and sense of humor, we discovered that we both love taking on creative side projects. At the time, Mollie was writing articles about workplace culture and organizational design, and Liz was creating a weekly comic and illustrating a campaign for Ernst & Young. Our writing and illustration skills were obviously complementary, so working together felt like a very natural progression of our friendship.
The topics we write about stem from our similar personalities and interests: we are both introverted, creative people who have studied and worked in the traditional business world. We’ve both experienced ups and downs as we navigated our career paths and have relied on deep introspection to help us choose the right roles and projects.