You may have noticed that I’ve been particularly absent for the past month. It’s been with good reason!
I started a new job quite suddenly a month ago today, and on top of my language classes, it felt like I went from zero to a hundred in a day.
The job is with a startup called Reflow Filament. We make high-quality 3D print filament made from recycled plastic bottles in a way that’s affordable, ethical and sustainable. Reflow shares 25% of its profits with the waste pickers who collect the raw material, enabling them to earn 20 times the income they would receive using traditional means. (Can you tell I’ve been working on the brand messaging?!)
Based on my last experience, I was a bit nervous in the beginning, which is why I’ve waited as long as I have to put this on the blog. But my experience has been completely different than the last time! As a startup, there is still plenty of risk, but I know the work I’ve done is appreciated and I’m very happy to continue working there.
As one of a 3 person team, I’ve been involved with a little bit of everything, including getting the website and blog up and running, trying to fix our 3D printer made from old printer parts (which is still in progress, I’m getting a skype lesson from one of the guys in Kenya sometime soon), contacting 3D printer artists about partnering with us, writing blog and newsletter content, and organising our upcoming Kickstarter campaign. It’s a huge variety, and I love that about it.