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May, 2011

This Week’s Featured Authors  

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May 31
2011

Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors!

FLASHTORY ActiveDen Featured Author: FLASHTORY

Our current featured author here on ActiveDen is FLASHTORY who joined in October 2008, has a portfolio of 34 items for sale and has racked up 2125 sales!
View FLASHTORY’s Portfolio

DavidOrr AudioJungle Featured Author: DavidOrr

Our current featured author here on AudioJungle is DavidOrr who joined in April 2009, has a portfolio of 12 items for sale and has racked up 22 sales!
View DavidOrr’s Portfolio

templateup ThemeForest Featured Author: templateup

Our current featured author here on ThemeForest is templateup who joined in February 2009, has a portfolio of 13 items for sale and has racked up 1772 sales!
View templateup’s Portfolio

ATIKO VideoHive Featured Author: ATIKO

Our current featured author here on VideoHive is ATIKO who joined in April 2011, has a portfolio of 7 items for sale and has racked up 185 sales!
View ATIKO’s Portfolio

GormH GraphicRiver Featured Author: GormH

Our current featured author here on GraphicRiver is GormH who joined in January 2011, has a portfolio of 7 items for sale and has racked up 429 sales!
View GormH’s Portfolio

Esseti 3DOcean Featured Author: Esseti

Our current featured author here on 3DOcean is Esseti who joined in October 2006, has a portfolio of 19 items for sale and has racked up 116 sales!
View Esseti’s Portfolio

wptitans CodeCanyon Featured Author: wptitans

Our current featured author here on CodeCanyon is wptitans who joined in January 2011, has a portfolio of 8 items for sale and has racked up 751 sales!
View wptitans’ Portfolio

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Author Interview: Andre28  

by posted in Authors, Interviews
May 31
2011

Living in Italy, visiting Japan, passion for design software, and getting inspiration from everywhere. This week we meet Andrea Balzano (Andre28) from GraphicRiver.

If you’re an Envato marketplace author and would like to be interviewed for the blog, head over to this form. We’d love to hear from you.

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living?

Hi everyone! My name is Andrea. I will be 25 years old on June 28th, and at the moment I live in Italy, in Milano (the black and blue “side” ahah). I said “at the moment” because my wish is to work abroad, as far as I can from Italy. :D

I’ve studied for almost five… cough, cough… six years (damn thesis project), studying Industrial Design here in my home city, except for six months spent in Fukuoka, Japan, where I fell in love with the oriental cultures. My goal is to find a job as product designer as soon as I can, and start my professional life.
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Featured Workspace: Digital Zoom Studio  

by posted in Community
May 30
2011

This workspace belongs to web developer Digital Zoom Studio, and ActiveDen and CodeCanyon author. As is pretty typical here, the desk is covered in Apple hardware. Less typical is the fax machine, and the visibility of those white Apple cables. This office looks lived in! At least while the iPhone and iPad are charging.
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Envato Remote Staff: An Infographic  

by posted in Team
May 30
2011

I recently upped sticks and moved from Valencia in Spain, to Bordeaux in France – the luxury of freedom which working remotely affords. Being somewhere else got me wondering who my nearest Envato colleague was, which got me wondering about remote staff in general, which got me wondering: who is the most remote of all Envato remote staff?

With the help of my fellow Envatians (and Google Maps) I pulled together some stats. Below, for your viewing pleasure, are the results.
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Meet the Staff: Lance Snider  

by posted in Team
May 30
2011

Taking over the webternet, playing electronic drums, Jiu Jitsu, and wearing a catheter. This week we meet the lead marketplace site manager, Lance Snider.

What is it like working for Envato, and what are some of the jobs you’ve had with us?

It’s wonderful! I actually started out as an author, dxc381. Then, almost three years ago I was hired by Cyan to be the part time FlashDen site manager. Now I’m the lead site manager working with all the Envato marketplaces. I’m well on my way to taking over the webternet!
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Featured Site: Creattica  

by posted in General
May 30
2011

Creattica is Envato’s inspiration site.

Creattica is a gallery of great design and inspirational imagery. Anyone can submit their work for consideration and voting on items is open to one and all. The best work is accepted and featured in the gallery which receives thousands of visitors every day.

To start submitting your work simply create an accountand then go to the Submit Form.Submissions take up to a few days to review depending on the volume of work coming in. To vote on other people’s work you’ll also need an account.

We hope you enjoy the site and find the inspiration to make some brilliant work of your own. And when you do, don’t forget to submit it to Creattica!

Visit the site today! Does Creattica inspire you? Do you submit items there as part of your marketing strategy? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Audiotuts+ Competition: Win a great ebook about mixing  

by posted in Competitions
May 30
2011

Mixer by Andrea Pinti

Into audio? Need to know how to mix better? Regular Audiotuts+ author Björgvin Benediktsson has just finished his latest ebook “Mixing Strategies – Planning the Perfect Mix.” For a limited time it costs just $9.99, but Audiotuts+ are giving away a copy for free!

Here are some details about the book:

Mixing Strategies is an ebook that focuses on the important subjective parts of mixing music. It teaches you the philosophies of mixing and how to approach your next mixing project for a successful outcome.

How do you win? Just leave a comment at Audiotuts+ before midnight this Saturday, Pacific Eastern Standard Time.

ThemeForest’s OpenCart Category Is Growing Like Crazy!  

by posted in General
May 28
2011

OpenCart is an open source shopping cart written in PHP that is rapidly gaining popularity. We can tell—our OpenCart category on ThemeForest has been growing (in the words of Community Manager Jordan McNamara) “LIKE CRAZY!” Have you had a chance to check it out yet?

Jordan rarely exaggerates, so I was keen to find out what he meant by “growing like crazy.” I discovered that our OpenCart category’s sales have quadrupaled since the beginning of 2011. That is crazy!

But it’s not just about the quantity. I’m also impressed by the quality. Check out our five best-selling themes below, and I think you’ll be impressed too.
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GraphicRiver Business Card Templates Are Now Available!  

by posted in News
May 27
2011

Want to submit business card designs to GraphicRiver? We’ve just made it easier! We’ve added business card templates and instructions to the Marketplace Wiki.

Marketplace manager Scott Wills explains on the GraphicRiver forum:

Please note we’ve added Business Card Templates to our wiki that authors may download and use prior to creating and submitting Business Card designs to GraphicRiver. We hope you find this resource useful, particularly brand new authors who may be submitting Business Card designs for the first time and may not be sure about our requirements! :)

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New Requirement for 3DOcean Model Submissions  

by posted in News
May 26
2011

As 3DOcean continues to grow, there’s one issue that’s been brought to our attention a number of times. Since our library is still very young, it can be disheartening to buyers to find a model they’re interested in, only to find out the author hasn’t provided it in a format that they can use.

We’ve decided to make a new requirement for the 3D Model category which will require all submissions to contain a .obj version of the model first and foremost. Once a .obj version has been exported, everyone can then provide the model in any other format they wish. The .obj format is intended to be universal, and is supported by all of the major 3D applications. So including this format within your submission will ensure it’s usable by the largest number of potential buyers.

This new policy will go into effect beginning on June 15, 2011. We’ll be sure to announce it a few more times between now and then through the regular channels. While this is not a retroactive policy, we do recommend taking the time to update any current models already for sale that aren’t provided in the .obj format. Doing so will allow your file to be usable by everyone. Files submitted between now and June 15th will not be rejected if an .obj format is not included, but it would be smart to get a jump on the game and change your workflow now. After June 15th, all 3D Model submissions that don’t include an .obj version will be rejected.