- Envato’s Most Wanted – $10,000 Reward for the First 50 Joomla Templates & Plugins
- Author Interview: NechitaPaulFlavius
- Spoids for Xbox Competition: Winners Announced
- Welcome Bryan to the Support Team
Posted: 01 May 2012 12:19 PM PDT
We’re putting a $10,000 bounty on the heads of Envato’s most wanted file type – Joomla Templates on ThemeForest and Joomla Plugins on CodeCanyon.
We are also awarding 2 extra prizes:
Examples of What We’re Looking For
In short, it’s a race to see who can quickly submit quality content based on the following criteria:
Where Files Should be Submitted:
It's as simple as that! The first 50 files to be uploaded (and subsequently approved) based on the above requirements win! Please note that we have some more specific rules to outline and clarify:
Posted: 01 May 2012 09:00 AM PDT
Living in Romania, defending the world from viruses, mocking up computer tablets, and combining intelligence with creativity and thousands of pixel bending hours. This week we meet Paul Flavius Nechita (NechitaPaulFlavius) from GraphicRiver.
Hello. I am from a small city in Romania called Piatra Neamt. I’ve recently moved to our lovely capital Bucharest (best decision ever).
I work as a UX Designer for Bitdefender, a Romanian company that develops an antivirus solution at a very high level.
GraphicRiver is the place for me. I started selling icons, business cards, some UI packs, but my pride and joy are my latest submission, graphic and computer tablet mock-ups. It was really fun working on them.
I first opened Photoshop a few years back. I played a little with the tools, moved some layers, applied some effects and I was king of the castle. The downside was that that was only in my mind. In time, with practice and dedication I learned that there is more then meets the eye. Combining intelligence with creativity and thousands of pixel bending hours, the results that you can get are amazing.
I graduated from an art high school in my home town, then I moved to another to get my BA in Graphics. Now I am just a few steps closer to getting my MA also in Graphics.
My workspace is rather simple, but perfect for what I need. Two 24″ Dell, ISP’s that are just amazing, and a powerful PC behind them to get things done.
This process is a little weird. I don’t write anything down (not a great thing to do I know) which isn’t a great way to do things, but I’m lucky because most of the time I don’t forget them.
Everything begins with some research hours, inspiration, anything to get the things moving. After I get my Zen together I create a new canvas, start putting some basic shapes in there, erase everything, redo the whole process, add details, stop working for a day because I want to make sure that I will like the design that I’ve done even after a day or two when I’m not “Design-high”. If everything turns out OK, I continue working on it until I am happy with the final result.
Concentrate on being special. Concentrate on doing what you love in a productive way. And most important, stop thinking about the money, be yourself and design things that others haven’t.
I try to be as much as possible active on any social media sites, and expose my work.
I love my mock-ups. I love them because I know how much work it is to create a pack, and how much time it takes.
So, my number 1 file is :
I like this the most because it is an unique pack in every way. Although it contains the most popular computer tablet on the market, what makes my pack special and different from all the others are the angles, and the Smart Cover concept designed to help when you want to show only a sneak peak of your work.
Number two is:
Number three is:
This pack is something that I am pretty sure comes in handy to most digital artist. Having a sleek graphic tablet to use with your digital concept will offer a plus.
I love all the designers that form this great community. I don’t have a favorite designer.
I travel, play games, watch movies and from time to time just relax. Unfortunately I don’t have as much spare time as I would like but I am pretty sure I’ll get there soon.
Posted: 30 Apr 2012 11:30 PM PDT
Spoids is an awesome planet defense game for Xbox that uses AudioJungle items for its background music and sound effects. We’re giving away three copies for free. The competition is over, and we’re ready to announce the winners!
Here they are:
Congratulations, guys. Enjoy! I’m glad the game is in good hands.
Posted: 30 Apr 2012 10:34 PM PDT
We're very proud to announce the addition of Bryan Fodness to the Envato Support Team! Joining us from the desert oasis that is Las Vegas, Bryan has extraordinary customer service experience that's sure to be a jackpot for the team. (Be prepared for plenty of Vegas puns, Bryan.)
My journey to Envato started when I met my good friend Jarel Remick for the first time. Over the last few years as I learned more about the opportunities and culture at Envato, it quickly became clear that Envato was where I belonged. I most recently worked for Zappos.com which is well known worldwide for their outstanding customer service and I’m really excited to bring my knowledge and fresh ideas to the support team. Besides customer service I have also worked with people who have special needs as an in home care provider.
Ohh and I also have a cat named Max that is a black belt in Karate.
I’m originally from the South Dakota / Iowa area, but have been in Las Vegas for nearly three years. I love the endless sunshine, the 24 hour culture, and the proximity to so many great cities. I do sometimes miss the overly friendly, close-knit, culture you find in the Midwest, so I’m excited to have a position that will allow me to visit as I please.
I love watching and playing nearly every sport possible. I also really enjoy traveling. This summer alone I will be making my second trip to Australia and numerous European countries. I’m continuously trying to learn new things, and always seeking new adventures.
Right now I have a small desk in the corner of my living room that I work from, but with my roommate moving out and recently starting my journey at Envato, I will definitely be turning that room into an enjoyable work space. I can see a U-Haul and an Ikea store in my near future!
Why are you doing this to me? This may be the single hardest question to answer on the face of this earth! I think I have to go with the popular answer of being able to fly. I’ve done it many times in my dreams and it’s such an amazing feeling!
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