‘Envato Live’ Pop-up Coworking Space - Chicago June 7 2014

by Carmen Angerer, Community Orchestrator, Socializer, Surfer. Traditionally Envato meetups have taken place over a few hours and a few drinks. This year our CEO Collis wanted to craft a meetup that captures what Envato represents. So we’ve created Envato Live, a full day event with a focus on…

From Microlancer to Envato Studio in 12 Months

by Layla Foord, GM Envato Studio, Singer, Mum. Just over a year ago, our CEO, Collis asked me to gather up a crack team to create a new Envato website where people could get small digital jobs, done really quickly. The product’s focus was to be pre-packaged design services…

Kickstarting Open Source and Web Projects with Crowdfunding

by Collis Ta'eed, CEO, Founder, Reformed Web Designer. Over the last few years we’ve been excited to sponsor a growing number of web and open source projects through crowdfunding campaigns. From the visual web design tool Macaw, to the open source blogging platform Ghost, there have been some spectacular…

A Morning Run to Envato

by Josh Janssen, Writer, Photographer, Social Guy. Last week I filmed Jo and Amber on their walk to the Envato office. After I published the video, Adrian Fittolani , our Program Manager, mentioned to me that he runs to the office every Friday. Naturally I wanted to film his experience! If…

A Morning Walk to Envato

by Josh Janssen, Writer, Photographer, Social Guy. One of the cool things about having the Envato headquarters in Melbourne's CBD is that it is super easy to get to; whether you walk, run, tram, train, cycle or drive. I decided to follow Jo & Amber from the HR team (they…

Getting Your Team Through the Storm

by Layla Foord, GM Microlancer, Singer, Mum. As General Manager of Microlancer, I’ve had the thrill of building a team from scratch, it’s come with its delights and an equal quantity of challenges. My job has been to get a group of people to work toward a common…

What Does A WordPress Evangelist Do?

by Japh Thomson, WordPress developer, occasional core contributor & professional hand-holder. I recently came home to Australia after a 3 week trip that saw me visit multiple countries, attend two large industry events (WordCamp Europe & PressNomics) and meet hundreds of people from around the world. All in a days…

A Good Product Designer...

What makes a good Product Designer? We asked nine experts at Envato. Layla Foord - General Manager, Microlancer A good product designer never assumes that his/her opinion is the most important in the room when it comes to design and user experience. They always put the user at the…

Back in the Driver's Seat

by Collis Ta'eed, CEO, Founder, Reformed Web Designer. As the CEO of Envato, it has been amazing to watch the transformation of the Marketplaces in the last 18 months. What started out as a small start-up team struggling to keep up with the pace of growth, has turned into a…

Envato Community - Help Us Build our 2020 Vision

by Collis Ta'eed, CEO, Founder, Reformed Web Designer. Here at Envato, our first company value is "When the Community Succeeds, We Succeed". It's a bit of a mantra for how we try to work as a company. Late last year in my 2013 Envato Wrap-up I reported back to the…

A Good Programmer...

What makes a good programmer? We asked 12 programmers at Envato. Sebastian von Conrad - Development Manager A good programmer strives for perfection with every line of code, but knows when good enough is good enough and when it's time to let go. Adrian Fittolani - Programme Manager A good…

How We Embraced Social in Our Support Team (and How You Can Too)

by Josh Janssen, Writer, Photographer, Social Guy. Envato deals with thousands of support requests every year. When we started out, support was fairly simple, with fewer customers, products and platforms. In fact, social media wasn’t even in the general populations’ vocabulary. Fast forward seven years and our support strategy…

How Writer Pro Could Be More Awesome (imho)

by Collis Ta'eed, CEO, Founder, Reformed Web Designer. Back in October when we started Inside.Envato I found myself rediscovering writing. In order to write a lot, it’s important to find a tool that helps you find flow. Fortunately there are a lot of great distraction-free text editors on…

2014 Predictions for Web Design

by Collis Ta'eed, CEO, Founder, Reformed Web Designer. Trends and fashions are fascinating things. In hindsight they always appear clear, but trying to forecast them requires a mix of information, intuition and luck. If you can correctly predict where things are moving, and you’re willing to back yourself, then…

5 Habits of the Envato Office, an Experimental Animated Photo Essay

by Josh Janssen, Writer, Photographer, Social Guy. If you're on a limited mobile Internet connection, or you're paying for your downloads on a per megabyte basis, I would advise that this article isn't for you! After seeing an animated GIF of the team at AitThemes in a recent Notes post…

2013 Envato Wrap Up

by Collis Ta'eed, CEO, Founder, Reformed Web Designer. They say that people overestimate what they can do in a day, and underestimate what they can do in a year. If that is true, then imagine how much we underestimate what can be accomplished in a lifetime. When I look back…

The Power of Face-to-Face Meetups for Remote Teams

by David Appleyard, Tuts+ Manager, Editor, Designer. Organising a successful remote team meetup is a bit like trying to navigate an obstacle course. It involves an effort to make the most of your (often all too short) time together, managing the expectations of a team who generally love the convenience…

A Day in the Life of the CEO, Collis Ta'eed

by Josh Janssen, Writer, Photographer, Social Guy. Melbourne, Australia. Meet our CEO, Collis Ta’eed. Collis co-founded Envato back in 2006 and was instrumental in taking the company from a garage-startup of four, to a global company with a team of over 200. What does a day in the life…

A Practical Guide to Organising a Successful Meetup

by Jordan Lewis, Frontend Dev, Responsive Meetup co-organiser. This year I cofounded a monthly 'meetup' in my home town of Melbourne, Australia, called Be Responsive Melbourne. Our goal was to create an inclusive meetup for people from all sectors and backgrounds interested in responsive web design and development. Since its…

Take a (Photo) Tour of Envato's Melbourne Headquarters

Photos by John Marmaras, Devika Bilimoria and Josh Janssen. Welcome, step inside and take a seat ... actually before you sit down, let me show you around. This is our new Envato headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. Situated in Melbourne’s central business district, on King St, home to a weird mix…