It began in the cradle of so many great ideas: a coffee shop. Four friends with a passion for photography, a shared background in technology, and complementary skills, had a goal. They wanted to create an all-in-one web solution for photographers—both amateur and professional—to organize, display and sell their images with uncompromising quality.
To achieve this goal, they surrounded themselves with talented people from a variety of professional backgrounds who had worked for the top database, computer OS, marketing, graphics and imaging companies around the world. Importantly, they all shared an interest in photography, with many even being professional photographers themselves.
Our unique and talented team hails from all across the globe and meets at the Zenfolio headquarters in Menlo Park, California.
Get to know the people that provide "warp speed responses" and "awesome customer support" to each of our 100,000 users.
I am playing many different roles, but one of the unique ones is developing the vision for Zenfolio and helping the team get us there.
Yes, but more cooked or fried than raw…
Chocolate with no hesitation. I just LOVE chocolate and will pick chocolate over anything else without pausing.
When I was 8, my father bought himself a video camera, and I became the photographer-in-chief in the family! I have definitely shot more rolls of film with my Canon than the tallest giraffe’s neck.
I’m the guy who crunches numbers and creates budgets and financial forecasts.
I have definitely shot more film than the length of any giraffe’s neck.
Ninjas, because the pirates were an undisciplined and slightly hungover bunch.
I was lucky enough to start the marketing department here. Now, I’m even luckier to have a team of incredibly creative and talented individuals working beside me.
Definitely ninjas. While I fully support battle training with a bottle of rum in hand, I just don’t think it’s nearly as efficient.
Departmental advocate for kindness, success, and all things Zen.
The number of rolls of film I have shot.
No smile – I try to look as mean as possible.
Chief Foosball Engineer.
Absolutely yes, the more onions the better.
Smile! I was ecstatic to receive my driver’s license at 16 and still love all things car related.
I bridge the gap between ideas and implementation, designing web and mobile products to help our photographers efficiently run their businesses and wow their clients.
Definitely the number of rolls of film.
Zenfolio is part of the Art.com Inc. family of brands. Together, we’re making art accessible to all by transforming the way the world discovers, personalizes, shares and purchases art. Though our team at Zenfolio has many years of experience developing web and desktop software, it’s our shared commitment to photography and delivering the premier photo website service that binds us together. That, and our daily ritual of having coffee together, just like we did in the beginning.
Pretty much disturbing everyone. All day long.
Yes, but don’t kiss me after you ate a raw one.
Swirl, of course!
Angelina Jolie. I wonder how she can do all that stuff in a one single day.
I exterminate pests.
Ninjas - They are in a better physical shape, and their weapons are way cooler.
I squish software bugs and describe software features to computers.
Vanilla with rainbow sprinkles
Somebody with a comfortable pair of shoes my size (10 and a half).
I make sure the IT infrastructure is in check using heuristically programmed algorithmic computers, a mini screwdriver, and a space suit.
Ninjas. Stealth rules!
Smile. Stealth rules.
I’m staring at three screens, drinking Zico and bothering developers.
Smile, of course.
Code to bring memories to life.
Yes, “animal style” please.
Giraffe's neck. Film was history when I got into photography.
Doesn't matter; when pulled over neither would help.
Documentation reviewer and executor.
I would to break it to my brother that he isn’t the only one.
A normal or miniature giraffe? If my math is right I have them both beat.
Bug stomping extraordinaire.
Absolutely yes, because they’re delicious!
Nikola Tesla to absorb some of his awesome.
Ninjas. Because parrots make for poor shields against throwing stars and intoxication tends to inhibit fighting skills…or does it?
Bridge new innovative ideas and cutting-edge technology with opportunities in growing infrastructure.
Yes, cooked and raw.
As the newest addition to the development team, I test the readability of the code, besides my own ability to read.
Sure, I’ll try growing them next year.
Swirl. More colors, easier to test my lenses.
The producer. This would surely be a huge box office hit. Just imagine all the explosions and martial arts involved.
I turn coffee and chocolate into code.
Yes! Grilled onions please!
Doesn’t matter. Most people look terrible in their DMV photo.
Ninjas! They move faster.
I translate ideas into pretty things.
YES! I’ve always thought the smell of sautéed onions should be a candle scent.
Swirl, best of both worlds!
No debate, ninjas.
I’m the lone Canadian.
Yes, but cooked only.
The real answer is smize.
I spin dreams into mouse clicks.
Love-a-love-a-love-a da onions
we’d be back to wearing matching outfits again.
The number of rolls I’ve shot could choke several giraffes. Actually, a lot of those rolls did feature giraffes, giraffes choking on photo film. That was the ‘80s, back when Gary Larson really set the tone for the representation of wildlife.
Create a visual relationship between marketing, branding, and creative flair.
There’s always a place for onions.
I eat plenty of chocolate… so vanilla!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Handle all email copy/coding/testing/execution aligning with marketing automation in WhatCounts to set up campaigns and logic management.
Swirl. I love both flavors mixed together.
I would choose Floyd Mayweather’s shoes and gloves to train in boxing techniques as it’s one of my favorite sports to train in.
Yes, of course. Fried in a traditional tasty hot dog or cooked with tomatoes around a farm chicken in my oven.
If you consider my 350,000 picture archive and divide it by 12 or 24 to make rolls… I think I beat the giraffe’s neck. :-)
Smiling is part of my positive nature. But I’m not sure smiling is authorized in any country on official documents. For example, for French passports, it is strictly forbidden. What a shame!
I am Ms. Passion for Fashion/ Karaoke Queen. I enjoy bringing a little air of flair to our customer service posse.
Only sautéed or caramelized.
Someone who wears Christian Louboutins in a size 8.5! That would be a dream! ?
I build and maintain strong relationships with our clients, develop and grow new opportunities, help with marketing strategy, and work across a range of internal projects with our teams.
Yes! Sautéed or grilled
Chocolate! Chocolate ! Chocolate!
Most definitely the rolls of film! I would save the box tops and turn them in to Kodak. They probably discontinued their reward program because of me.
I train the Zenmaster Ninjas.
Someone with comfy shoes.
Ninjas, because I trained them and we are prepared to deal with Pirates. But Trevor’s Zombies would give us a run for our Ninja money.
I have a department?
Yes, grilled and caramelized to perfection!
A really comfortable pair that I looked damn good in. I’m talking ten thousand dollar shoes here!
Ninjas! Them are sneaky by land, air, and sea.
I’m helping to bring a new product to market, so I’m doing a bit of everything that’s involved with it – brand marketing, product marketing, and general champion for the new project.
The more the merrier, and smellier.
I would try out for a Doublemint gum commercial.
I analyze data to identify trends and/or answer any questions by digging into numbers.
yes, yes, and yes.
Smile, so it doesn’t look like you’ve been there for 2.5 days. Watch the crazy eyes though.
Ninjas. Specifically, the ones from American Ninja Warrior.
Dalai Lama “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
I have the skillz to pay the billz.
Of course! I’m Italian.
I should be embarrassed, but definitely a giraffe’s neck is longer.
Calculate figures using a traditional, secret recipe.
I wear a myriad of hats (marketing editor and writer, HR assistant, event planner, and more) and yet my hair still looks bouncy.
I’m the first one up and the UK Rep.
How about a hybrid: Ninja Pirates.
I assist on the webinars and am the lead forum moderator…all while providing witticisms and good-humored fun that helps keep the jive alive!
Ninjas all the way. The Pirates would never see them coming.
My background in software localization, applied linguistics and years as a photographer give me a unique skill set for helping customers. But most importantly, I bring my officemates cookies and treats.
Yes… on pizza with ham and pineapple!
Swirl—why have one when you can have two?
Ninjas, because I used to be one in a former life. True story.
I am the only person who comes in to work looking like a Power Ranger on a daily basis. So I will use my mighty morphin powers to defeat your customer support dilemmas!
...have layers. OK fine, no.
I do have a twin. Three of them, in fact (V-Twins, that is)!
Swirl! Like a ballerina!
I help in the Spanish department.
W. Eugene Smith. That would be a day I would never forget!
I will be helping the German speaking customers.
Yes, love them, but preferably not raw.
Ninjas, they are awesome! Except if they battle against Captain Jack Sparrow of course.
I am the only French native, and I live in Amsterdam.
Raw: NO WAY!
I would be Eva 2.0, a better version of myself!
Emir Kusturica… And if you do not know him, it is time to discover his art!
Second on board for German support.
The one and only is vanilla from Clever's Ijssalon.
Pirates—wild and free.
Translate British English to US English and back!
I shot film for 28 years, so that might be a tad longer than a giraffe’s neck.
I am slowly adding tropical flavor to the team.
I never harmed an onion, so why do they make me cry?
I’d be the smarter one.
I come with love and kitty stories.
As a kid: “Heck no!” Now: “Why, those yellow ones are tasty and sweet aren’t they?”
I would be like Steven.
I add the “fun” to “funky” and answer questions, too.
Why, of course, can’t you tell from way over there?
Once upon a time I loaded my own film from 100 ft. bulk rolls. No giraffes were hurt during this procedure.
Depends on the tide and wind bearings.
I am the lone CS rep on the East Coast, helping to provide extended support hours to our customers worldwide, including Sunday :)
Smile! There was no line that morning!
I bring a bombastic laugh.
You can’t have a Philly cheesesteak without the onions.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I am a southern gentleman, so you know I brought some sweet tea!
Yes… most certainly yes
I would pick up some disinfectant; that’s just nasty!
Never bring a sword to a musket fight!
I giggle at almost anything said by fellow coworkers. Laughter is the best medicine and I work with some funny people.
I’m part of the East Coast support team, and whenever possible, I try not to be taken too seriously. I’m serious about the last part.
No, not as long as there is a fighting bone in my body.
How young do I look? Definitely the rolls of film!
Pirates for sure! They’re really more of a team player. Hey, that’s my gold!
I try to be a go-to person and help my teammates help our users. I also stay on top of our knowledgebase (to answer users’ questions) and try to aggregate CS data to help evangelize and suggest possible feature enhancements.
I plead the 5th.
If I had a twin (other than my currently existing twin brother), I would be flabbergasted and after that I would go get some ice cream.
If you are talking about lasagna, I choose tomato sauce, cheese and noodles. Why would anyone want vanilla or chocolate in a lasagna?
I am the only maker of marshmallows in our group.
Yes, with extra garlic.
Number of rolls by far.
I am the Product Specialist for Mpix, MpixPro, and Miller’s Labs.
Giraffe’s neck. I only did three trips with film; I went digital early.
I delight the humans around me.
Sautéed with a side of kibble.
I prefer to be driven, thank you.