Speaking of close, personal friends…. these ones I’ve actually met and are actually friends. :)
Optimal Usability is a web and, of course, human-focused consulting and services group that is looking for a full-time usability consultant to base out of Wellington, New Zealand.
I’ve met both Trent Mankelow and Sam Ng and know for a fact they are both visionaries, great guys, and all around good, uh, bakers? Seriously though, Trent and Sam run a good company and they work on interesting projects.
If you live in New Zealand, or want to move there check out the job description. (55k PDF)
I would move there, but they don’t want to hire me. Something about “No way in hell” but I couldn’t quite make out the 72pt font.