Happy AitThemes Day

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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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  • http://envato.com Becca

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

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/Sargatal Sargatal

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

  • LEPIDUS

    WOW WOW WOW

    THATS AMAZING…

    CONGRATS… :)

  • http://laranz.in lawrence77

    Congrats guys!

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

    • Sabeer

      Your eyes are very sharp. ;D

      Congrats guys

    • http://www.sivaganesh.com Siva

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

    • Aslam

      hahaha…

  • http://videohive.net/user/weCREATEthings/portfolio Luchito

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

  • http://www.hatfieldmedia.com Drake Hatfield

    Congrats guys! Great job!

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/caligrafx/portfolio?ref=caligrafx CaliGrafx

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

  • http://Nexthon.com Nexthon

    Great work guys :)

  • http://themeforest.net/user/Jozoor/portfolio jozoor

    Congratulations guys .

  • http://aedorde.com Djordje Pivnicki

    Amazing team. Congrats guys!

  • http://themeforest.net/user/EffectiveLab Effective Lab

    Congratulations , Good luck :)

  • http://videohive.net/user/studio_21 Theo

    Respect !

  • http://evolucionweb.mx jonathan

    congratulations!

  • http://www.derekgibbons.com derek gibbons

    Congratulations! A great milestone :D

  • http://www.afahmy.com fahmyzone

    magic achievement :D….. congrats guys!

  • http://www.mahbubsobhani.com Mahbub Sobhani

    congrats guys!

  • http://www.clickcusco.com/ Cusquito

    Congratulations! Keep up the awesome work.

  • http://envato.com 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

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/redoxi/portfolio?ref=redoxi MD.SAJIBUZZAMAN

    Congratulations guys!

    Great community. :)

  • http://www.simonswiss.com simonswiss

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

    Good stuff!

  • http://www.envato.com Travis

    Wonderful interview and amazing graphics guys! :D

  • http://cactusthemes.com Tom

    our goal! Congratz!

  • http://themeforest.net/user/tranmautritam tranmautritam

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

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/igalaxytheme iGalaxytheme

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

  • http://wpinhands.com/ Tien Nguyen

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

  • http://envato.com 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! :)

  • http://tabvn.com Toan

    Good job Ait Team. Congratulations!

  • http://uckhandla.com/ Ujamshi Khandla

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

  • http://themeforest.net/user/themewaves?ref=themewaves themewaves

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

    Cheers!

  • http://vibethemes.com VibeThemes

    Inspiring ..

  • http://themes.webinane.com Webinane

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

  • http://themeforest.net/user/bdayh Amr Sadek

    Congratulations

  • http://www.webdesignboom.com/ WebdesignBoom

    Congratulations team :)

  • http://www.bdthemes.com Selim Rana

    Congrats to all guys :D

  • http://jogjafile.com JOGJAfile

    Congratulation mate, great work !!!
    :D

  • http://themeforest.net/user/designthemes designthemes

    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 :)

  • http://www.softwebmedia.net Softwebmedia

    Awesome Work….Congratulations!!!

  • http://premiumwptheme.info Dhaval

    Congrats to AitThemes…

  • http://www.istockplus.com Ouss

    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 ;)

  • http://www.downloadnewthemes.com Nozzy

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

  • http://audiojungle.net/user/alivestone?ref=alivestone alivestone

    Great News!!! Congratulations!!!

  • http://www.himanshusofttech.com Kamlesh Yadav

    Congo mate and team, great work’s :)

    Cheers!

  • http://videohive.net/user/toolpusher Toolpusher

    The power of a smile. A smiling team never fail! Respect.
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  • http://dribbble.com/syinaction syarip yunus

    Wow, Congratulations!

  • maksim_baranik

    Congratulations guys!! )

  • Nj Animator

    Congratulations,wish you to have more success in upcoming projects

  • Ashok

    Great ! Congratulations.

  • http://audiojungle.net/user/CO2_product CO2_product

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

    Congratulations!

  • http://depla.net Wjnd

    Congrats guy !!! You’re so amazing !

  • http://codecanyon.net/user/leafcolor LeafColor

    wow, cool team right here!
    Congratulations! :D

  • http://crunchpress.com Aqeel syed

    Congratulations guys!

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  • http://demo.fbschool.com IWAN

    Amazzzzing team!
    Congratulations and keep up the magic!

  • asMix

    Congrats guys! yeeeeees :)

  • mack2happy

    Congratulations!

  • http://themeforest.net/user/Pirate_Dominic Dominic L.

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

  • http://www.pixelsao.com Sao

    Congratulations & Gratulujem ;)

  • http://videohive.net/user/Taerar Taerar

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

  • Aslam

    I am Inspired by your big team. Congratulations AIT…

  • http://omar.ktb.io/ Omar Khatib

    Congratulations Guys :)

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/tamiq tamiq

    Congrats! :)

  • http://www.coffeecreamthemes.com Marcin

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

  • By nelson

    Congrats guys

  • http://www.ismailkadercan.tv İsmail Kadercan

    :)) hahaa u are wonderful

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/redworx/portfolio?ref=redworx redWORX :: Creative Media

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

  • http://audiojungle.net/user/BarnabaStudio BarnabaStudio

    Congrats guys! Great work! :D

  • http://www.moi.ro Eugen

    Congratulation.. great work !!!<3

  • http://www.healthworldjournal.com Sahil

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

  • http://motionweeknight.com motionweeknight

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

  • Laszlo

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

  • Razvan

    Congrats!

  • Theme Blossom

    Congratulations! :D

  • http://kapova.com Kapova Studio

    Your work speaks for itself. :)

  • http://www.lukaboskovic.com Luka Boskovic

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

  • http://audiojungle.net/user/ollmah ollmah

    Congratulations,wish you to have more success in 2014

  • mama

    GRATULUJEM !!!

  • http://www.olegsomin.com/ Oleg Somin

    Congratulations AITThemes! Your themes are great!

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/flash-infinity Muhamed

    wooow, congratulations guys :)

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

  • http://alian.info alian

    Great job!

  • http://dribbble.com/MilanTomic Milan Tomić

    One more great story! Really inspiring me!

  • ashish

    amazing

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

  • http://codecanyon.net/user/klerith Klerith

    Excelente!, Felicidades!

    You are an inspiration for all of us

  • http://www.flashmaniac.net flashmaniac

    Good job. Congratulations to the team!

  • http://www.ait-themes.com AitThemes

    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!

  • http://www.coloursncurves.com Reegan

    congrats team…..god bless you

  • http://foodchinese.com David

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

  • http://themeforest.net/user/PressApps PressApps

    Gratulujem Slovaci len tak dalej… super praca!

  • http://graphicsnjeneral.com Lisa Muse

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

  • http://denovopress.com Muhammed Ovais Alam

    Congratulations!

  • http://cipriangherghescu.com Ciprian Gherghescu

    Whooho, keep up the excellent job!

  • http://www.julien-quesney.com Julien

    Congratulation and well done for your great job

  • http://www.seventhqueen.com SQ Team

    Congratulations! Wish you all the best!

  • http://www.carlostinca.com 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.

  • Graal

    Congratulations guys! Good work! Good luck!

  • http://seoagent.pl SEOAGENT

    Congratulations… wish you all the best. Great Team!

  • http://enticingthemes.com Enticing Themes

    Congratulations guys! Keep up the great work

  • http://codigoadicto.com/ Anthuan Vasquez

    Congratulations guys, great work and good luck!!!

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/ideaofart ideaofart

    Congratulations guys! Respect! Awesome community! :)

  • http://www.symufa.com Symufa

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

  • http://videohive.net/user/gfxmotion/portfolio?ref=gfxmotion gfxmotion

    Congratulations, great work

  • Josh

    Congrats and upgrade Fullscreen theme! :D

  • http://3dgamedesignart.wordpress.com/3d-models-portfolio/ Niraj Vishwakarma

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

  • http://www.themeyourweb.com/ ThemeYourWeb

    Congrats!

  • http://www.presideit.com Geniouscrow

    Great Achievement. Congrats :)

  • http://mryba.info mryba

    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.

  • http://airtheme.net AirTheme

    WOW! Congratulations! You deserve it! ;)

  • http://themeforest.net/user/a2zthemes a2zthemes

    Congratulations guys!!!

    And awesome team!!!

  • http://www.designerbd.com Aminul Islam

    Congratulations!

  • http://www.supinyo.com supinyo

    Congratulations.

    Nice Jobs

  • http://themeforest.net/user/T20/portfolio T20

    Congrats guys

  • http://themeforest.net/user/LioIT Mr Lio

    Congratulations :) keep up the excellent job!

  • http://freelancingcare.com Md Nurullah

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

  • http://www.karmanhayat.com/ cihan

    Congratulations ! i liked your office :)

  • Ay Zee

    Congrats!

  • http://wpoffice.net Toan Nguyen

    Congrat :) great work.

  • http://www.cube3x.com Cube3x

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

  • http://smashthemes.com/best-wordpress-portfolio-themes-2013/ SmashThemes

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

  • http://www.egydes.com Husien Adel

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

    any way good luck and congrats for 1M $$

  • http://www.idroidspace.com Sohil Memon

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

  • M. Anwar

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