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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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  • Becca

    those gifs *are* MAGIC. 😀 😀 😀

  • Drake Hatfield

    Congrats guys! Great job!

  • CaliGrafx

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

  • Effective Lab

    Congratulations , Good luck 🙂

  • Mahbub Sobhani

    congrats guys!

  • Dan

    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

  • MD.SAJIBUZZAMAN

    Congratulations guys!

    Great community. 🙂

  • simonswiss

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

    Good stuff!

  • Travis

    Wonderful interview and amazing graphics guys! 😀

  • Tom

    our goal! Congratz!

  • iGalaxytheme

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

  • Scott

    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! 🙂

  • themewaves

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

    Cheers!

  • VibeThemes

    Inspiring ..

  • Webinane

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

  • Amr Sadek

    Congratulations

  • WebdesignBoom

    Congratulations team 🙂

  • Selim Rana

    Congrats to all guys 😀

  • Dhaval

    Congrats to AitThemes…

  • alivestone

    Great News!!! Congratulations!!!

  • Kamlesh Yadav

    Congo mate and team, great work’s 🙂

    Cheers!

  • syarip yunus

    Wow, Congratulations!

  • Wjnd

    Congrats guy !!! You’re so amazing !

  • IWAN

    Amazzzzing team!
    Congratulations and keep up the magic!

  • Sao

    Congratulations & Gratulujem 😉

  • İsmail Kadercan

    :)) hahaa u are wonderful

  • redWORX :: Creative Media

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

  • Sahil

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

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

  • LEPIDUS

    WOW WOW WOW

    THATS AMAZING…

    CONGRATS… 🙂

  • Congrats guys!

    lol at the gif 😉 middle guy is non-alcoholic 😀

    • Sabeer

      Your eyes are very sharp. ;D

      Congrats guys

    • May be he is the one who pays the bill 😛

    • Aslam

      hahaha…

  • Congratulations guys!!!
    Great team and awesome work 🙂

  • Great work guys 🙂

  • Congratulations guys .

  • Amazing team. Congrats guys!

  • Respect !

  • Luka Boskovic

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

  • congratulations!

  • Congratulations! A great milestone 😀

  • magic achievement :D….. congrats guys!

  • Muhamed

    wooow, congratulations guys 🙂

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

  • alian

    Great job!

  • Congratulations! Keep up the awesome work.

  • Milan Tomić

    One more great story! Really inspiring me!

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

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

  • Good job Ait Team. Congratulations!

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

  • Congratulation mate, great work !!!
    😀

  • 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 🙂

  • Awesome Work….Congratulations!!!

  • Congratulations! amazing work! amazing team! 🙂

  • Parth Sharma

    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 😉

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

  • Julien

    Congratulation and well done for your great job

  • SQ Team

    Congratulations! Wish you all the best!

  • Carlos Tinca

    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.

  • SEOAGENT

    Congratulations… wish you all the best. Great Team!

  • The power of a smile. A smiling team never fail! Respect.
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  • maksim_baranik

    Congratulations guys!! )

  • Nj Animator

    Congratulations,wish you to have more success in upcoming projects

  • Ashok

    Great ! Congratulations.

  • It is really great to see that people are able to achieve such results! It inspires 🙂

    Congratulations!

  • wow, cool team right here!
    Congratulations! 😀

  • Congratulations guys!

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  • asMix

    Congrats guys! yeeeeees 🙂

  • mack2happy

    Congratulations!

  • Congrats guys , you deserve it 🙂
    An amazing work team..
    Regards,

  • Symufa

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

  • gfxmotion

    Congratulations, great work

  • wow rad vidim ze niekto zo Slovenska to tiez dokazal! 🙂 Gratulujem!

  • Niraj Vishwakarma

    This team is really awesome, yes. Congratulations. 🙂

  • Aslam

    I am Inspired by your big team. Congratulations AIT…

  • Congratulations Guys 🙂

  • Congrats! 🙂

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

  • By nelson

    Congrats guys

  • Congrats guys! Great work! 😀

  • Congratulation.. great work !!!<3

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

  • Aminul Islam

    Congratulations!

  • Laszlo

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

  • Razvan

    Congrats!

  • T20

    Congrats guys

  • Theme Blossom

    Congratulations! 😀

  • Your work speaks for itself. 🙂

  • Congratulations,wish you to have more success in 2014

  • mama

    GRATULUJEM !!!

  • Congratulations AITThemes! Your themes are great!

  • ashish

    amazing

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

  • Excelente!, Felicidades!

    You are an inspiration for all of us

  • Good job. Congratulations to the team!

  • 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 🙂

  • WorldMusic

    Congratulations! Great Team!

  • congrats team…..god bless you

  • cihan

    Congratulations ! i liked your office 🙂

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

  • Gratulujem Slovaci len tak dalej… super praca!

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

  • Congratulations!

  • Whooho, keep up the excellent job!

  • Graal

    Congratulations guys! Good work! Good luck!

  • Congratulations guys! Keep up the great work

  • Congratulations guys, great work and good luck!!!

  • Congratulations guys! Respect! Awesome community! 🙂

  • Josh

    Congrats and upgrade Fullscreen theme! 😀

  • Congrats!

  • Great Achievement. Congrats 🙂

  • 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.

  • WOW! Congratulations! You deserve it! 😉

  • Congratulations guys!!!

    And awesome team!!!

  • Congratulations.

    Nice Jobs

  • Cube3x

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

  • Congratulations 🙂 keep up the excellent job!

  • waiting for yours $2,000,000 milestone 😉 keep it up

  • Ay Zee

    Congrats!

  • SmashThemes

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

  • Congrat 🙂 great work.

  • nice team and big 😀 ops 15 that’s huge team 😉

    any way good luck and congrats for 1M $$

  • First of all, Congratulations and the images are Stunning man, especially the last one! 😀

  • M. Anwar

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