Viget South Turns Three!

Emily Bloom, Vice President of People and Culture

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Viget South's old backyard

Three years ago this week we opened Viget's first remote office in Durham, NC. I am proud to say that what started out as a bit of an experiment has become a big success. We've been able to grow our Durham staff from 3 to 14 (close to capacity at our second office!).

Viget South at 202 Rigsbee Ave.

We've worked with great local clients including Duke, NC Gives, the NC chapter of Easter Seals, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, and Spoonflower, in addition to all the non-local projects to which we've contributed.  We've facilitated Refresh the Triangle for about two and a half years, which has been a terrific way to connect with other designers and developers in the area. As individuals, we've bought houses, had kids, acquired pets, written books, and had a lot of fun.

On a personal note, I joined Viget in March of 2007 with the responsibility of getting the Durham office off the ground. After doing everything from yard work to recruiting (and losing a lot of ping pong games in between), I feel like I can finally say, "I did it!" Of course, I couldn't have done it without Viget HQ, Ben and Peyton (who moved down from Virginia to help get things going), all of the current staff, and this supportive community. It's nice to take a few minutes to eat cake, celebrate the milestone, and dream about what the next three years might bring!

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Emily Bloom

Emily is Viget's VP of People & Culture, hailing from our Durham, NC, office. She specializes in heart-to-hearts and asking questions that don’t have concrete answers.

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