Authentic Jobs: Celebrating 5 Years

08 Sep 2010
  • posted by Veerle Pieters

This September marks the five-year anniversary of my partner in crime Authentic Jobs. Can you believe it? I can’t. Started as a sidebar on Cameron's site, it has grown into a valuable, standalone resource for web and creative professionals.

Help celebrate our birthday. Give the gift of clean water.

Authentic Jobs: celebration in three parts

We’re kicking off the celebration in three parts, the first step went live yesterday at

Help celebrate our birthday. Give the gift of clean water.

Focused on giving back, we’re asking you to help us celebrate by donating just $20 (or any amount) to charity: water, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing clean water to millions of people in developing countries. If we reach our goal, we’ll send $20,000 to charity: water to help 1,000 Bayaka have safe, clean drinking water.

Donate $5, Enter to Win a Colosseo ‘Martian’ Edition

Cameron is doing a little extra as well. Starting today (Wednesday) and continuing through Friday, donate at least $5 to charity: water and you’ll be entered to win a copy of Cameron's Exclusive Martian Edition Colosseo letterpress poster. This little guy began life as a rebound on Dribbble. Only 15 were printed originally. They’re not for sale to the public.

For every $5 you donate, your name is entered in the drawing. Donate $10, your name is entered twice. Donate $20, four entries. And so on. Just be sure to donate through our campaign page so that Cameron can track who’s entered. Cameron will be awarding one of you #10 of 15 at the end of today, #11 tomorrow, and #12 on Friday.

More to come…

In Part Two (coming September 17), we’ll be recognizing some of you for helping the site become what it is today. Happy birthday, Authentic Jobs. Thank you Cameron, and thank *you* for donating and being part of making this a success.