Happy AitThemes Day

by posted in Authors, Milestones
Dec 6
2013

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Congratulations to the AitThemes team, who have reached Power Elite status by making one million dollars worth of sales. The team currently includes 15 people crafting various web projects, while working in a large city office close to the pub.

Happy AitThemes Day!

 

On reaching Power Elite status, AitThemes receive a day in their honor, and a special Power Elite care pack, including the Power Elite ring. We asked Martin from the team a few questions about the journey to the $1,000,000 milestone. Read on to discover how the design process is managed in a large team, their new theme framework, and how it feels to reach one million dollars worth of sales!

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Congratulations on reaching Power Elite status. First up, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got here?

Thank you. After working as web programmer and Linux admin since 1999, I decided to set up my own business. We started as a small web design company back in 2008, making websites for local clients with a friend of mine who’s a web designer. Once we came across ThemeForest, we instantly saw an opportunity there. We wanted to become the “Rolling Stones” of the digital world.

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We made our first theme back in 2010, and even though we spent lot of time (and honestly lost money on it), we learned a lot and enjoyed the experience. That was it—we fell in love with the freedom we have in terms of the design and features we can invent and create. Currently we’re 15 people working together on various web projects.

I’d like to say big thank you to all our team members, for doing their best and helping us to bring all our ideas to reality.

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What does this $1M milestone mean for you as a team

Our designer started wearing a ring. ;)

As a team of 15 (that’s pretty huge!) how does the design process start? How are ideas managed?

If you have a look at our portfolio, you can see that we have a lot of themes dedicated to a specific market. We made a list of all professions, and then picked one.

That’s how we created our Guesthouse, Ristorante, Doctor, Lawyer, and Directory themes. Anybody can have an idea, it does not matter if the person is an accountant or support staff.

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What is your office space like?

We recently moved to a bigger office directly in the city centre. It’s very close to all the pubs, and the city’s outdoor swimming pool.

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How do you get inspiration for your designs?

I remember I once bought a sugar bag when I was on holidays in Italy. I really liked it, and it became an inspiration for one WordPress theme.

A bag of sugar? Really? We’ll take your word for it! What is the best thing about working for yourself on the Envato Marketplaces?

Creative freedom, and the opportunity to help so many people. Anybody in the world can create their own website without any technical knowledge for a very affordable price.

What's our secret? Programming, design... magic.

What’s our secret? Programming, design… magic.

How do you keep motivated and inspired?

Reading books and autobiographies, watching trends and new opportunities.

Do you do loads of testing on devices? Any particular ones that really take your fancy over others?

Nothing in particular. We have few iOS and Android devices, Macs, PCs, and also one Ubuntu machine. We still have one pretty old PC with IE8.

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Let’s talk about your new theme, Solitudo. That Page Builder is incredible. And the admin demo is amazing! How long did it take to build this theme-spectacular?

Thanks, I’m glad you like it. We’re very excited about our new Page Builder and theme framework—it’s completely custom-built. It took us more than a year to finish the framework, and then about three months to finish the theme.

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We already have a full list of new features we’d like to implement. Some of them are top secret, as they haven’t been done in any theme before. All our upcoming themes will be based on this new framework, and will include all these great elements. You can look forward to some game-changing ideas!

What’s next for team AIT?

We would like to celebrate our Power Elite status by releasing a very special theme…

We can’t wait to see it!

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by
Elite Author Manager and all round nice guy.
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  1. Becca on the 6th December

    those gifs *are* MAGIC. :D :D :D

  2. Sargatal on the 6th December

    Yes you are amazing!
    Congratulations and keep up the magic!

  3. LEPIDUS on the 6th December

    WOW WOW WOW

    THATS AMAZING…

    CONGRATS… :)

  4. lawrence77 on the 6th December

    Congrats guys!

    lol at the gif ;) middle guy is non-alcoholic :D

    • Sabeer on the 6th December

      Your eyes are very sharp. ;D

      Congrats guys

    • Siva on the 6th December

      May be he is the one who pays the bill :P

    • Aslam on the 6th December

      hahaha…

  5. Luchito on the 6th December

    Congratulations guys!!!
    Great team and awesome work :)

  6. Drake Hatfield on the 6th December

    Congrats guys! Great job!

  7. CaliGrafx on the 6th December

    Congratulations, awesome work! Looking forward to seeing the celebration theme now! Keep up the great work! :)

  8. Nexthon on the 6th December

    Great work guys :)

  9. jozoor on the 6th December

    Congratulations guys .

  10. Djordje Pivnicki on the 6th December

    Amazing team. Congrats guys!

  11. Effective Lab on the 6th December

    Congratulations , Good luck :)

  12. Theo on the 6th December

    Respect !

  13. jonathan on the 6th December

    congratulations!

  14. derek gibbons on the 6th December

    Congratulations! A great milestone :D

  15. fahmyzone on the 6th December

    magic achievement :D….. congrats guys!

  16. Mahbub Sobhani on the 6th December

    congrats guys!

  17. Cusquito on the 6th December

    Congratulations! Keep up the awesome work.

  18. Dan on the 6th December

    Congratulations guys!

    It’s been a blast working with you and watching this awesome milestone sneak up.

    Hope you are celebrating somewhere fantastic and looking forward to seeing what is next!

    Best

  19. MD.SAJIBUZZAMAN on the 6th December

    Congratulations guys!

    Great community. :)

  20. simonswiss on the 6th December

    Congrats guys – it’s great to learn more about an author team like that.

    Good stuff!

  21. Travis on the 6th December

    Wonderful interview and amazing graphics guys! :D

  22. Tom on the 6th December

    our goal! Congratz!

  23. tranmautritam on the 6th December

    Wow! Amazing work!
    Congratulation!!!
    I love your work!!

  24. iGalaxytheme on the 6th December

    Wow, Very nice. Good Luck Guys! Keep it UP.

  25. Tien Nguyen on the 6th December

    Congrat. Your team is really huge, waiting your next items.

  26. Scott on the 6th December

    Many congratulations, Martin and the gang, wow, what a memorable milestone!

    There’s one quote that really stood out to me in your interview that I think is really encouraging to anyone new that might be considering selling on ThemeForest:

    “We fell in love with the freedom we have in terms of the design and features we can invent and create.”

    Bingo! That’s exactly what our Marketplaces can do: It gives creative people an opportunity to do what they love, to do as much as they want to do, and to make as much money as they want to do, all by taking an opportunity.

    It brings a huge smile on my face whenever I see people take opportunities, work hard at them, and then realize their dreams and achieve their true potential.

    Well done on your accomplishments on ThemeForest so far, AitThemes, LEVEL UP + can’t wait to see where you take things now. Best of luck with your continued success! :)

  27. Toan on the 6th December

    Good job Ait Team. Congratulations!

  28. Ujamshi Khandla on the 6th December

    Ait$1,000,000Themes Congratulation!!!

  29. themewaves on the 6th December

    Wow so many members. Goodluck for all and happy celebrating!

    Cheers!

  30. VibeThemes on the 6th December

    Inspiring ..

  31. Webinane on the 6th December

    This is really a big achievement and achieving something as a team gives maximum happiness. Good job, great team.

  32. Amr Sadek on the 6th December

    Congratulations

  33. WebdesignBoom on the 6th December

    Congratulations team :)

  34. Selim Rana on the 6th December

    Congrats to all guys :D

  35. JOGJAfile on the 6th December

    Congratulation mate, great work !!!
    :D

  36. designthemes on the 6th December

    Your Team Rocks! Togetherness is the Power; your team waited and worked hard for 1 year to bring best framework with builder…wish one of your item on #1 in sales :)

  37. Softwebmedia on the 6th December

    Awesome Work….Congratulations!!!

  38. Dhaval on the 6th December

    Congrats to AitThemes…

  39. Ouss on the 6th December

    Congratulations! amazing work! amazing team! :)

  40. Parth Sharma on the 6th December

    Congratulations on become a Power Elite author. It’s inspiring for us and keep up the good work. We’ll keep on learning from you guys… :)

    n yes,, the Gif is supercool ;)

  41. Nozzy on the 6th December

    congratulations hunny! this is great news. we love your work.

  42. alivestone on the 6th December

    Great News!!! Congratulations!!!

  43. Kamlesh Yadav on the 6th December

    Congo mate and team, great work’s :)

    Cheers!

  44. Toolpusher on the 6th December

    The power of a smile. A smiling team never fail! Respect.
    //>

  45. syarip yunus on the 6th December

    Wow, Congratulations!

  46. maksim_baranik on the 6th December

    Congratulations guys!! )

  47. Nj Animator on the 6th December

    Congratulations,wish you to have more success in upcoming projects

  48. Ashok on the 6th December

    Great ! Congratulations.

  49. CO2_product on the 6th December

    It is really great to see that people are able to achieve such results! It inspires :)

    Congratulations!

  50. Wjnd on the 6th December

    Congrats guy !!! You’re so amazing !

  51. LeafColor on the 6th December

    wow, cool team right here!
    Congratulations! :D

  52. Aqeel syed on the 6th December

    Congratulations guys!

  53. IWAN on the 6th December

    Amazzzzing team!
    Congratulations and keep up the magic!

  54. asMix on the 6th December

    Congrats guys! yeeeeees :)

  55. mack2happy on the 6th December

    Congratulations!

  56. Dominic L. on the 6th December

    Congrats guys , you deserve it :)
    An amazing work team..
    Regards,

  57. Sao on the 6th December

    Congratulations & Gratulujem ;)

  58. Taerar on the 6th December

    wow rad vidim ze niekto zo Slovenska to tiez dokazal! :) Gratulujem!

  59. Aslam on the 6th December

    I am Inspired by your big team. Congratulations AIT…

  60. Omar Khatib on the 6th December

    Congratulations Guys :)

  61. tamiq on the 6th December

    Congrats! :)

  62. Marcin on the 6th December

    Crazy Slovakians! Congratulations Martin to you and your team. Best wishes from me and Net Affinity :)

  63. By nelson on the 6th December

    Congrats guys

  64. İsmail Kadercan on the 6th December

    :)) hahaa u are wonderful

  65. redWORX :: Creative Media on the 6th December

    Congrats AITThemes! We also appreciate your awesome work and already bought some of your themes! Stay as you are :)

  66. BarnabaStudio on the 6th December

    Congrats guys! Great work! :D

  67. Eugen on the 6th December

    Congratulation.. great work !!!<3

  68. Sahil on the 6th December

    Congrats to you guys, and Keep up your good work.

  69. motionweeknight on the 6th December

    Excellent work! Congrats and thank you inspiring many of us.

  70. Laszlo on the 6th December

    Congratulations Guys! Keep up the good work and let the ideas flow all over the place! :D

  71. Razvan on the 6th December

    Congrats!

  72. Theme Blossom on the 6th December

    Congratulations! :D

  73. Kapova Studio on the 6th December

    Your work speaks for itself. :)

  74. Luka Boskovic on the 6th December

    Awesome guys! Congratulations. I love to see It’s all PCs in your office too :)

  75. ollmah on the 6th December

    Congratulations,wish you to have more success in 2014

  76. mama on the 6th December

    GRATULUJEM !!!

  77. Oleg Somin on the 6th December

    Congratulations AITThemes! Your themes are great!

  78. Muhamed on the 6th December

    wooow, congratulations guys :)

    you are all a wonderful teamwork, hope to be in an amazing teamwork like yours :D

  79. alian on the 6th December

    Great job!

  80. Milan Tomić on the 6th December

    One more great story! Really inspiring me!

  81. ashish on the 6th December

    amazing

    i m also want to touch this goal & i know that a goal without a plan is just a wish.

  82. Klerith on the 6th December

    Excelente!, Felicidades!

    You are an inspiration for all of us

  83. flashmaniac on the 6th December

    Good job. Congratulations to the team!

  84. AitThemes on the 6th December

    Thank you all for your kind words, they really made our day. We’re very excited about this achievement and wouldn’t do it without your support.

    PS: If you’d like to see more photos from our celebration, feel free to check our Facebook page http://facebook.com/AitThemes :)

  85. WorldMusic on the 6th December

    Congratulations! Great Team!

  86. Reegan on the 6th December

    congrats team…..god bless you

  87. David on the 6th December

    hahaha, the office being close to pubs is mentioned a couple of times =)

  88. PressApps on the 6th December

    Gratulujem Slovaci len tak dalej… super praca!

  89. Lisa Muse on the 6th December

    Congratulations. Your work is amazing! Love to see a little about the teams behind the scenes. Keeps me inspired to grow!

  90. Muhammed Ovais Alam on the 6th December

    Congratulations!

  91. Ciprian Gherghescu on the 6th December

    Whooho, keep up the excellent job!

  92. Julien on the 6th December

    Congratulation and well done for your great job

  93. SQ Team on the 6th December

    Congratulations! Wish you all the best!

  94. Carlos Tinca on the 6th December

    Im (with a friend) working on a web developerment business, and this kind of history give you a boost of motivation.

    Congratz for the milestone.

  95. Graal on the 6th December

    Congratulations guys! Good work! Good luck!

  96. SEOAGENT on the 6th December

    Congratulations… wish you all the best. Great Team!

  97. Enticing Themes on the 6th December

    Congratulations guys! Keep up the great work

  98. Anthuan Vasquez on the 6th December

    Congratulations guys, great work and good luck!!!

  99. ideaofart on the 6th December

    Congratulations guys! Respect! Awesome community! :)

  100. Symufa on the 6th December

    Congratulations! Good work and good luck with best sales!! You people deserve it :)

  101. gfxmotion on the 6th December

    Congratulations, great work

  102. Josh on the 6th December

    Congrats and upgrade Fullscreen theme! :D

  103. Niraj Vishwakarma on the 6th December

    This team is really awesome, yes. Congratulations. :)

  104. ThemeYourWeb on the 6th December

    Congrats!

  105. Geniouscrow on the 6th December

    Great Achievement. Congrats :)

  106. mryba on the 6th December

    Kua skupina!

    Takto sa to dozvediet, ze ste z Kosic. Aj to som nahodou klikol na link od @alian na twittri.

    Gratulujem, a zelam vela uspechov.

  107. AirTheme on the 6th December

    WOW! Congratulations! You deserve it! ;)

  108. a2zthemes on the 6th December

    Congratulations guys!!!

    And awesome team!!!

  109. Aminul Islam on the 6th December

    Congratulations!

  110. supinyo on the 6th December

    Congratulations.

    Nice Jobs

  111. T20 on the 6th December

    Congrats guys

  112. Mr Lio on the 6th December

    Congratulations :) keep up the excellent job!

  113. Md Nurullah on the 6th December

    waiting for yours $2,000,000 milestone ;) keep it up

  114. cihan on the 6th December

    Congratulations ! i liked your office :)

  115. Ay Zee on the 7th December

    Congrats!

  116. Toan Nguyen on the 7th December

    Congrat :) great work.

  117. Cube3x on the 7th December

    Great work! Your hardwork paid. All the best for your sales.

  118. SmashThemes on the 7th December

    Congratulations! Perfect example of why you’ve gotta keep on keeping on, even after a learning experience or two. :)

  119. Husien Adel on the 8th December

    nice team and big :D ops 15 that’s huge team ;)

    any way good luck and congrats for 1M $$

  120. Sohil Memon on the 8th December

    First of all, Congratulations and the images are Stunning man, especially the last one! :D

  121. M. Anwar on the 23rd December

    Congrats! I think ait has the largest team size among Themeforest members. Correct me if I am wrong.

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