Happy Dream-Theme Day

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Congratulations to the Dream-Theme team, who have reached Power Elite status by making one million dollars worth of sales. Based in the Ukraine, they’ve evolved from creating inexpensive websites to developing killer themes that reflect current trends in web design.

Happy Dream-Theme Day!

We asked the team a few questions about the journey to the $1,000,000 milestone. Read on to discover how they do loads of testing, get inspired by their competition, and how it feels to reach one million dollars worth of sales!

Congratulations on reaching Power Elite status, first up can you tell us a little bit about yourself, how you got here, and what does this $1M milestone mean for you as a team?

We’re a small studio based in Kiev, Ukraine. We started in late 2000 as a local web agency: cheap sites, kittens, red “comic sans” on yellow backgrounds… stuff like that. :)

And here’s the problem: when you do something long enough, you want to make your job—properly. It’s not always possible when your client tells you what to do. I’m sure everyone who reads this knows what I’m talking about. So the solution was simple: Find a place where where we can sell stuff that we think is right.

ThemeForest is perfect for that. It’s not just a place where you can make money, it’s the place where you can express yourself as a professional. And get a decent reward if you’re good at what you’re doing!

That’s why the $1M milestone is so important for us – it’s acknowledgment that we’re not wasting our time!

Making photos... Yay!
Making photos… Yay!

What is your office space like?

Like a boss
Like a boss

Nothing fancy really. Just a quality and cozy workspace where we can get things done and not think about a tie that is too tight!

... still like a boss
… still like a boss

The dream-team.


How/where do you get inspiration for your designs?

My deep belief is that site templates/themes should carry recent trends in web design to the masses. Make them available (and affordable) to the mass consumer. So that’s what we’re basically doing: carefully studying trends and implementing most useful of them in our products.

Getting inspired
Getting inspired
Deep beliefs in action
Deep beliefs in action

Do you think it’s important for aspiring authors to make their Marketplace profile look a million bucks?

I bet it is! Look, when you do not have all those shiny Marketplace badges, how do you show your potential buyers that you’re not just trying to make a quick buck?

Sure, quality products are most important, but your attention to every detail – that’s what makes buyer confident. Your Marketplace profile page (as well as items pages) are most noticeable of those details.


How do you keep motivated and inspired?

Many tiny things. But most notably – competition. The successes of our fellow authors are both an inspiration and a challenge!

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

Yep. There’s even a photo (below) of our coder on the Marketplace forums. See the initial thread here, and even more fun a continuation here.


For an unknown reason, people were not noticing that bunch of devices, so we have a new photo:


What’s next for team Dream-Theme?

Let’s say, currently we’re focused on evolving The7 theme. Additionally, I can emphasize that photography themes are undeservedly underestimated. It’s an area of our great interest as well!

One more thing…

We’d like to say “thank you” to Envato and the community that makes these Marketplaces so great!

Individual gratitude to Kailoon (who was our first reviewer and helped us establishing our quality standards) and Alexander Sorochan (who’s the programmer behind our first three themes). Guys, thank you! Without you, we’d never be where we are now.

  • http://yava.ro greenline

    Congratulations! Beautiful story! One new elite author every month :) And woau those chairs …I’m impressed :) Good luck with future work!

    • luke

      I know! The chairs! The Chairs! :)

  • http://www.speaklog.com Imran Hossain

    Congratulations… Awesome Story!!

  • http://videohive.net/user/actionFrame/portfolio actionFrame

    Congratulations! :)

  • http://strictthemes.com StrictThemes

    Congratulations guys! You’re awesome :)

  • https://www.facebook.com/ThemesZ0ne VicksThemes

    Congrats! Excellent Works! Keep Rocking :)

  • http://withemes.com Withemes

    Great! Congratulations!

  • http://r3ed.com Raad Halaby

    Congratulations for you.
    very nice and more creativity.

  • http://premiumlayers.com/ Faton


  • http://decembria.com Alina

    yра! поздравляю, keep up the good work!

  • kdubdent

    Congratulations guys! :)

  • http://www.labogame.com SEFFAL ABDELAZIZ

    Congratulations …WoowOWo

  • http://videohive.net/user/bullet_time/portfolio bullet_time


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

    Congrats, really i like your workspace, simple is creative :)

  • http://www.christys-hats.com Cyphas

    Congratulations on your successful milestone! It’s always good to know the people behind the themes, what motivates and inspires them to do their best.

    Dan pitched some great questions buyers are keen to ask and get answers to:

    I like this responses, in particular “Sure, quality products are most important, but your attention to every detail – that’s what makes buyer confident.”

    Nice environment, simple but elegant. clean -less is more indeed….Loooovely chairs!

    All the best for the future guys.

  • http://422.com.au/ Australia

    Congratulations guys.

    I so WANT ONE of those chairs !!

  • Isaac Asante

    Congratulations! I also wish to enhance my web developing skills to achieve top things like you! That’s very inspiring!

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

    Congrats! Good story. Keep it up :)

  • http://themeforest.net/user/shameerurdu Mohammed shameer

    Congratulations :)

  • http://www.makrobilisim.net Makro Web

    Dream theme is the best.My customers using your sites.

  • Brian

    Congratulations! You inspire me.

  • http://ryrdesign.com Richard


  • dluxenterprise

    Congrats! I know this is only the the beginning of greatness!!!

  • http://www.cloud-eight.com Joe Mottershaw

    Congratulations guys!

    Every time I see a new author reach the $1million status, it makes me want to improve on the work I produce and the support I give to the people that buy my designs.

    I’m still new to the ThemeForest marketplace but have been working in this industry for a few years now and these stories inspire me to work harder while still enjoying what I do and show this in the work that I create.

    Again, congratulations and hope the success continues for you :)

  • http://www.PatrikBest.com Patrik

    zapametaj si moje meno

  • http://www.PatrikBest.com Patrik

    som boody sed I don’t like gels bo love gels

  • Deceno

    Congratulation, love your works.

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/BITIFA-L BITIFA-L

    Congratulations! Dream-Theme =)

  • http://theartinspiration.com Sara D

    Great! Congratulations!

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/satgur Satgur

    awesome too much good :))

  • Rohithpaul

    Congrats :)

  • http://www.Premchandkaturi.com Premchand Katuri

    Congrats…..!! :)

  • http://themeton.com themeton


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

    Wow! Brilliant team. I love their work. 😉

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

    wow! congrats 😀 I’ve been trying and working to reach you guys’ level :)

  • http://premiumwptheme.info Dhaval

    Congratulations !

  • JavierDesigns

    Congratulations !

    I love The 7 Theme !

    I love your work. !

  • tia

    The 7 is Great Theme!
    I love it!

  • http://audiojungle.net/user/djselsky Peter

    Whacko! My congratulations!

  • http://www.downloadnewthemes.com Alisa

    Congratulation to Dream-Theme ! inspiring story

  • http://dydier44.com/ Dydier44

    Congratulations, I have no team but I wish to be on one, so I’m open if someone like to work with this Creative! and I’m also Love your Professional Work!!

  • http://www.indexwp.com/ Dhiraj Das

    Congratulations to entire Dream-Theme team

  • http://uckhandla.com Ujamshi Khandla

    Congrats :)

  • http://3docean.net/user/contrastblack Calin

    Congrats, and great work ladies and gents :)

  • Graal

    Congratulations! You cool team! Good luck!

  • http://www.cube3x.com Cube3x

    Great achievement. Congratulations!

  • Md Zayed Uddin

    Congratulations guys!

  • zummzz

    Great! Congratulations!

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

    Congratulations! Dream Theme :)

  • azad


  • http://jogjafile.com JOGJAfile

    Congrats Dream-Day !!!

  • http://h Hammad

    very inspirational.. thanks for sharing

  • http://themeforest.net/user/w3themes W3Themes

    Great! Congratulations :)

  • http://www.rcandesign.com Rcan

    Congratulations! guy’s did really great job!! best of luck for future :) enjoy every pixel of your life. 😀

  • http://motionweeknight.com motionweeknight

    Very inspiring! Congratulations

  • http://www.harnishdesign.net/blog Harnish Design

    Congratulations !

  • http://www.momsbabykidz.com sahabataufiq

    Congratulations ! Good team :)

  • http://envato.com Dan

    really enjoyed working on this with you guys, thanks for the laffs and congrats on reaching this epic milestone.

  • http://mhailinabil.com/ Nabil mhaili

    Congratulations :)

  • graphicon

    Congratulation :)

  • http://www.creativeinspira.com Creativeinspira

    Congratulations! Inspiring and your office is beautiful.

  • Daniel Barbuta

    Just Bravo! :)

  • http://www.defatch.com Defatch

    Congratulation to Entire Team! :)

  • http://www.truethemes.net TrueThemes

    Very cool. Thank you so much for sharing with us. A huge congratulations to your entire team and we wish you much more success to come!

  • http://www.visualwings.net satheesh oliyil

    Congratulations …Woowwwwwww

  • Sabeer

    True Happy themes


  • mack

    Congratulations !!! go for billion dollar sales ;D

  • http://audiojungle.net/user/elnarschaker Elnar Schaker

    Congratulations from Kazakhstan! Very high achievment! Wish You to get now 2 million dollars till the autumn :)
    I believe in You, folks!

  • http://www.olevmedia.com Vlad

    Guys, congratulations from us :) Keep doing great things!

  • Waqas Malik

    Very Congratulations ! Good team … :)

  • http://audiojungle.net/user/SoundProdigy Royalty Free

    Molodcy rebiata!

  • http://themerox.com ThemeRox

    Congrats Mate :). Really inspired. Such a good products you create !! Really innovative.

  • http://technologymag.co.uk Wasif

    Congratulations Team :)

  • http://snowcore.net Snowcore

    Мої вітання! Дуже радий за земляків :)

  • http://codecanyon.net/user/meghdadhadidi Meghdad


  • http://www.allofthemes.com Hack_mk

    Congratulations! 😀

  • http://haddad-charbel90.com Charbel

    Great! Congratulations!
    Cheerrssssssssssssss 😀

  • http://www.theme-tube.com/ Tom

    Congrats! And Keep great themes coming :)

  • http://www.greynotemusic.com Augusto Meijer

    Wow, amazing! Congratulations!

  • Andrey

    Congratulations! Good luck!

  • http://creativeon.com Farooq


  • http://www.rommar.hol.es Rommar

    Молодцы ребята. Я искренне рад за вас. Так держать !
    Очень приятно что вы из Украины !

  • http://videohive.net/user/miseld/portfolio?ref=miseld Misel D.

    Congrats, well deserved!

  • http://kill-tiredness-now.com Irina

    How wonderful – congratulations!

  • http://themeelite.com Themeelite

    Congratulation to Entire Team! :)

  • http://4smart.us 4smart

    Congratulations Team :)

  • http://www.a3medya.com Burak YILDIRIM

    Great ! Congratulations 😉

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

    Congratulations :)

  • Terima Laptop Bekas

    i’m very interested with themeforest

    i want buy some wordpress theme,
    in themeforest, i found many incredible theme.

    but i have problem with payment gateway. so that, i bought theme from my local country.

    congratulation dream-theme !!

  • http://themeforest.net/user/themeinjection Themeinjection

    Great! Congratulations!

  • http://cipriangherghescu.com Ciprian Gherghescu

    Congratulations guys!!

  • http://www.edesigniz.com EDesigniz Team

    Congratulation Dream-Theme….

  • http://www.21min.eu 21min

    Wow! Congratulations! :)

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


  • http://www.alestemplestudio.com Alexander

    Congratulations !!!

  • http://www.htmlfox.com Mike

    Awesome article. Keep up the good work.

  • Vishal Thakkar

    Congratulations.. You guys are amazing!!!

  • http://videohive.net/user/Leupsi?ref=Leupsi Leupsi

    Congratulations! That’s a beautiful story. :)

  • http://www.designrazzi.com/ Jane Cross


  • http://farandulaecuatoriana.com iLen

    Congratulations, 😉

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

    Congrats! :)

  • http://audiojungle.net/collections/4018872-music?ref=GROMA GROMA

    Congratulations! You cool team! Good luck!

  • http://sadiakomal.com Sadia Komal


  • http://www.geekomad.com Samer

    Congrats! very Inspirational story. I got encouraged.

  • http://www.nothing.net Roman

    Congrats, brother, great photos!

  • sparik


  • http://www.licom.rs/ Licom

    Congratulations Dream-Theme! One of my favorite author here. Keep up with good work!

  • http://www.enna.pt ennadesign

    Congratulations… beautiful story 😉 hug

  • naren

    Great! Congratulations!

  • http://themeblossom.info ThemeBlossom

    Congratulations! 😀

  • http://www.themeforest.net/user/itaer Islam tharwat

    ( ISA ) I’ll do it once

  • https:facebook.com/moinakbarali Moin Akbar

    Congrats :)
    Great 😀

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

    Congratulations guys! :)

  • http://tutorialfor.me/ Aminul Islam


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

    Great work guys . Keep living the dream 😀

  • http://remicorson.com Remi

    Congrats guys! 😉

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

    Wish you to reach 10000000 Soon and fly to HQ…. :)

    Great Team Work!

  • http://www.dicasonlinegratis.com Paulo Roberto


  • http://www.florinchitic.com Florin

    Great work! Congratulations!

  • http://simonswiss.com Simon

    Awesome and inspiring story, as always.

    Congratulations to the Dream Team – you guys look like you’re having fun doing what you do, and you’re clearly not wasting your time on the marketplaces!

    Keep it up! :-)

  • http://www.adminha.com Safarian

    Congratulation , i love your designs .

  • http://danielpaul.me Daniel

    Congrats! 😀

  • http://www.owpictures.com Omar Waleed

    Congratulations Team :)

  • http://youtube.com/mouaadable mouad

    what a wonderful Work ! Congratulations

  • http://www.opmc.com.au OPMC

    Well done Dream-Theme, nice work!

  • asteroidsparik

    Congratulations! Beautiful story.

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

    Great post, a wonderful read. Congrats!

  • maksim_baranik

    Congratulations guys!

  • http://sergeychubuk.com Sergey

    Героям слава! Молодцы!

  • http://kapova.com Kapova Studio

    I think this is your best weekend ever :)

  • AndiG

    Congrats! Important achievement.
    Really love those chairs :)

  • Antonina

    Congrats! Greetings from Odesa (Ukraine). Personally, I constantly monitor your progress, and was confident that you are the best! Good luck to you – and I want to remind – I told you that the Seven will sell very well! :)

  • http://netweightit.com Arthur


  • cDDesign

    Congratulations! Nice work! :)

  • djjeep

    Vitajy vas! 8) This is awesome success! :)

  • http://amamdewan.me Amam Dewan

    Great Story! Congratulation!!

  • Jami GIbbs

    Big congrats to the team!! Great work, all!

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/felicidads farakh

    Great work Good to see your team

  • http://www.envato.com Travis

    Outstanding work you guys! And what a great looking team :) Now I have people to visit whenever I can get to the Ukraine!

  • http://www.marcbalbirnie.com Marc Balbirnie

    Great work guys! It’s brilliant to see how the international digital marketplace is evolving, and the new opportunities it is creating for individuals and companies everywhere! The global economy is changing …

  • http://540designstudio.com Matt

    Great story! Congrats on your success.

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

    Cool story! Congrats!)))

  • http://artzone13@gmail.com artzone13

    Congratulations Great Inspiration …Hard work will blossom
    Great work place

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/inspirapkd Arun J Nair

    :) Nice work friends… and a great story for the whole world to work hard… :)

  • http://www.louishoude.com Louis

    wow !! You are all lovely and all 😀

  • http://www.snilesh.com wordpress developer

    Wow… Congrats for your success. I will love to see more themes from your team..

  • http://www.tallerweb.com.co Jairo Muñoz


  • http://www.xavierbarbot.com Xav

    Well done ! Congratulations , and i really love your work place :)

  • http://www.responsivemiracle.com Responsive Themes

    Amazing Themes and Office! Congratulations, Hard work and creativity seems that pays off big.

  • http://www.sitesplat.com ThemeSplat

    Congratulation! Well Deserved!

  • http://www.gerasfm.lt maxxass

    Congratulations :)

  • http://hotclonethemes.com/ harry

    Stunning office also Well done I too one day aim to reach those heights with my theme company and beyond.

  • http://daheat.co Ric

    Congratulations… Very inspired and Great Story!! as independent music entertainment company from Brookly, NY i was inspired and influenced by your story n company, we too are building greatness everyday. Dont stop n keep doing what u doing guys.

  • http://smartik.ws/ Smartik

    Congrats. Awesome team, wish you all the best.

  • http://gratiskentekencheck.nl sven

    Woah Congrats ! Fantastic result. And nice girls (y)

  • http://arlingtonstonellc.com Michael

    Great job Dream-Theme.
    Have loved your work since way back to the Cardamon theme, then the Konstruktor theme, thru the Nimble theme and now The-7 theme. All great themes that got better and better.
    Just love The-7 theme
    Keep up the great work.

  • http://www.downgraf.com Design Inspiration

    Congratulations to the Dream Team!

    You guys are doing great work that have showed to all that you aren’t wasting your time. Really Appreciating, have added you in our Wish List for purchasing.

    Really wish you all best of luck!!

    Stay Blessed & Prosperous!

  • http://themeforest.net/user/EffectiveLab Effectivelab

    Congratulations :)

  • http://www.blogoftheworld.com Nasir Iftekhar

    I love all of you;) True Professionals…

  • Shaun

    Congrats to all

  • http://www.basnetg.com Gyan

    First of all congratulation! and Best of luck for further work. Only a great inspiration !!!

  • http://www.schreckgespenster.de Tanja

    WOW. Congratulations to you. Wish you all the best. Great work!

  • http://alcaldejuanguillermozuluagacardona.com/ Juan Guillermo Zuluaga

    Great! Haapyy

  • http://www.flashmaniac.net flashmaniac

    Congratulations! good job! :)

  • http://www.developsmith.com/ DevelopSmith

    Congratulations, you did a great work :)

  • http://medesdesign.com/ Arash

    A real dream team. Who wouldn’t want to be in such team? :)
    Good Job

  • http://www.texasmotion.com/ George

    Wow! Congratulation! Great Teamwork!

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

    Congrats! Good story. Keep it up

  • http://www.GastonLunaMusic.com Gaston Luna


  • http://247eg.com Hossam

    Congratulations :)

  • http://www.dezignerzs.com/ Khurram Malik

    You people are awesome great and extraordinary love to be a part of your Amazing Team.

    • http://www.anewscorner.com/ Hassan Tariq

      I bet that one day you will be in the milestone category 😉

  • http://enticingthemes.com Malick

    Congratulations guys! Keep up the good work.

  • http://dream-theme.com Dream-Theme

    Hey guys,
    Thank you very much for warm comments!
    And thanks everybody from Envato who worked on this publication!

    Yours sincerely,
    Dream-Theme team.

  • http://audiojungle.net/user/mlamanna Michael La Manna

    Amazing, congrats!

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

    Really, pretty and smart girls.
    I hope I’m the one of your team 😀 lol

  • http://Dream-Theme MD. SHAHADATH Hossain

    Thank you Dan for the nice post. Congrats Dream-Theme.

  • http://enkillamequedo.co/ En Killa Me Quedo

    Thank for you! Congrat’s!! Your are Best!1

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  • http://www.centrokaruna.es Dieter

    It is getting better each update.
    You rock.

  • http://www.vithemes.com Yasir ( VIP Themes )

    Many many congratulations

    Wish you a best of luck for your future.. Smart team

  • http://responsivethemestube.com Manish khatri

    Congrats team, i hope you will cross 10 million this year :)