There are few journeys in life that are truly universal. Death is one of them, and recent current events have put the topic front and center, making our mission at Farewelling even more relevant and important than it was when we launched at the end of last year.
Planning for end-of-life issues hasn’t had nearly enough attention from the standpoint of modern design or user experience. That’s our passion at Farewelling--to elevate and transform the experience of thinking about, talking about, and dealing with this part of our shared human journey.
What exactly does that mean? It means changing conversations around uncomfortable subjects. It means using our design expertise to create modern and helpful products and services, and bringing an inspirational aesthetic to celebrating a beautiful life, beautifully. It means embracing technology where it can help us. It means influencing the industry to create appealing new spaces where we can gather, and innovating new ways in which we can celebrate and honor an amazing life.
At Farewelling, we believe in living your bucket list now, and we believe that giving just a bit of attention to organizing for the future and thinking about your own values and preferences around the topic of death and dying is key to living a life of wholeness and intention.
What are “The New Funerals?”
Well, much like weddings have done, modern funerals are starting to embrace blended cultural traditions. They’re reflecting a new level of personalization, design--and yes, even style. Increasingly, funerals, or “farewellings,” as we like to call them, are feeling less “cookie cutter” and more like the person who is being honored. Many include some virtual or online components, and more and more alternatives to burial and cremation are being developed that save land, may be more economical, and possibly more eco-friendly. With the rise in cremation, many families are choosing to decouple two previously linked events--the death and the service immediately following--preferring to plan out and design a more thoughtful, personalized memorial/dance party/cocktail hour/mountain hike, etc., with details that speak to who the person was. This personalized approach to designing a unique celebration of life is central to what Farewelling is all about. If you’re interested in knowing more about the topic, check out this video of a virtual Town Hall we hosted about "The New Funerals" as part of the Reimagine: Life, Loss & Love Worldwide Festival.
We are a young company, but we’re building a strong team made up of talented, passionate people who want to shine personally while still being part of something bigger than themselves.
Seeking a Product-Centered Tech Lead
Specifically, right now we’re seeking to bring our tech in-house with a super-product-centered engineering lead who’s ready to get scrappy, step into leadership, and change the world. Someone who can help bring the Farewelling vision alive--magnificently--in the digital world.
If any part of this speaks to you, and you’re a mission-driven badass independent engineer with a thing for amazing products and hard problems, take a look at MyFarewelling.com and let us hear from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you think.