Posted: 24 Jan 2012 04:01 PM PST
Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors.
Featured ActiveDen Author: KurtBilisim
This week’s featured author is KurtBilisim, who has 9 items, including the newest from the Holiday & e-Cards category.
Featured AudioJungle Author: BaramaBeat
This week’s featured author is BaramaBeat, who has 58 items, including the newest from the Folk, Acoustic category.
Featured ThemeForest Author: edcousins
This week’s featured author is edcousins, who has 4 items, including the newest from the Portfolio category.
Featured VideoHive Author: Yarche
This week’s featured author is Yarche, who has 15 items, including the newest from the Space category.
Featured GraphicRiver Author: anderworks
This week’s featured author is anderworks, who has 90 items, including the newest from the Brochures category.
Featured 3DOcean Author: mattolpinski
This week’s featured author is mattolpinski, who has 18 items, including the newest from the Jewelry category.
Featured CodeCanyon Author: kreatura
This week’s featured author is kreatura, who has 5 items, including the newest from the Sliders category.
Featured Tutorials Author: smashingmagazine
This week’s featured author is smashingmagazine, who has 17 items, including the newest from the Design category.
Featured PhotoDune Author: jsnover
This week’s featured author is jsnover, who has 1559 items.
Posted: 24 Jan 2012 02:48 AM PST
A focus on quality, working on the slowest computer in the world, giving surprise gifts to clients, and all his spare time belongs to his wife. Today we meet Silviu Ștefu (stefusilviu) from GraphicRiver.
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I am a 25 year old artist from Romania and I live in Pitești, a nice town near to the capital (Bucharest). I’ve had different jobs so far, from construction worker to web designer. Until now I was a freelancer in graphic and web design, but now I have a full time job.
Until now I’ve uploaded files only to GraphicRiver. I try to upload only high quality files and my favorite categories are Web Elements and Add-ons. Lately I tried my skills with the Logo category and uploaded a few logos. In the future I’ll try to extend my attention to more marketplaces, like ThemeForest and CodeCanyon.
It’s funny, because I started my career in design when I met my girlfriend (now my wife), and I wanted to impress her with some modified pictures of us. I don’t have any formal training and all I know is learned from my personal research or websites like Tuts+. So I’m very grateful to Psdtuts+, Vectortuts+ and Webdesigntuts+ where I learned a lot about design and coding.
My workspace from home is a simple non-Apple (but I wish I had one) space with a simple desk and a very comfortable blue chair. My computer is the slowest computer in the world, but it does its job faithfully. I like to work on it with a good coffee in front.
I’m inspired by anything from nature to simple objects from my desk. I’m inspired even by the someone’s little avatars on the Envato forums. It’s not a rule for me to follow some steps or stages. I just create files and I like that.
Be honest with the clients and try to insert in your item a little gift for those who buy your work. Also, update frequently your items and be an active member of the website where your items are sold.
I upload some preview images to Dribbble, Forst or DeviantART. But to keep my clients happy and satisfied, I include some bonuses in my items, like little coded versions of my web elements designs or other useful elements.
I like very much my last price table because it has so many details, shadows and lights.
After that, I like this collection of text styles, and I have no reason why I like them. I just do.
And the third special file is this one . I worked very hard on it.
I don’t have much time for doing other activities. I work eight hours at my day job and after that I design for GraphicRiver. The rest of my time belongs to my wife.
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