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.
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.
As part of my role, I touch many areas of the company, including finance, operations, human resources, customer support, and business development. It’s very meaningful and fulfilling.
Swirl, of course.
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.
I work tirelessly to improve the experience for our users so that they always receive cutting edge new services.
Depends on what kind of pirates. Modern day or historic? I have to take the modern pirates over old ninjas.
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.
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.
I catch bugs for living.
Onions, garlic and ginger on top, please!
Alive: Mother Theresa. Otherwise: barefooted.
Pirates. Free & fun. Hackers of the open waters. I choose the treasure side of the island!
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?
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.
Visually communicate ideas in a memorable way.
Yes! Onions for the win!
Beyoncé. Every girl wants to be like Beyoncé.
Ninjas are just better–hands down!
A coworker put it perfectly: My name is Britt and I am the Brita filter for the company—I write and edit all emails, ads, banners, social media content and lots of blog material.
Absolutely. Better if sautéed.
My house would look like it had been robbed on a daily basis. Cleaning is not my forte...
Pirates. I love rum, and I love the ocean even more. Plus pirates are hot from afar (I am sure they smell bad up close).
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 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.
Making sure things stay organized and simple, even in the face of growing complexity.
Yes. Both for medicinal purposes and to eat them, raw and cooked.
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.
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 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 make our customers happy by adding some Samba to their lives.
Not even if I was on a desert island and had nothing else to eat.
he would be the second most handsome man in any room that I was in.
I never got a license, so I guess that’s a… draw?
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 keep everyone entertained by humming songs to myself and decorating my cube with handcrafted bobble head dolls of historical figures.
Yuck, stinky, no!
We had a baby giraffe on the ranch I grew up and his neck wasn’t very long so I’ll say film.
Swim fins, so I could glide through the water like a dolphin (I guess that mean’s I’d be a scuba diver).
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.