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Every week we’ll introduce you to an Envato staff member or team. This week we meet Ivor Padilla, ThemeForest reviewer and community moderator.
What is it like working for Envato, and what are some of the jobs you’ve had with us?
Working for Envato is amazing. I work from my home – it’s the most pleasant job I’ve ever had. I mean it. Although I’ve been a member since 2008, it wasn’t until November 2010 that I was hired to serve as a ThemeForest Reviewer. By the way I think I’m the newest member of the Envato team.
I’m also ThemeForest’s Community Moderator, I’ve serving voluntarily since April 2010.
What sites and projects are you working on at the moment?
I do freelance and I have some loyal clients I work with. I’m also an active author in ThemeForest and I’m working in 3 WordPress themes to be released really soon.
As some of you may know I’m also a Venezuelan Lawyer and I’ve been working on that as well, although I’m focused on Envato.
Describe your workspace.
Simple. iMac 21.5” – 3.06GHz Intel Core i3, Acer Aspire 5517 15” Notebook, iPad, smartphone, lamp and my noisy speakers.
The story of this iMac is actually funny. ThemeForest’s author Jonathan Atkinson and his wife Barbara helped me to get it. The iMac went from Torrance, CA to Mechanisburg, OH, then to Miami, FL and finally shipped to Venezuela, it was a long trip.
What does your average day look like?
Morning: ThemeForest’s reviews and I pick up a few freelance tasks. Afternoon: I fire up MAMP, Photoshop, Firefox and Chrome to code and code til I get tired Nights: I go to my girl’s place and then back to my Mac.
I think that’s the sad part about working from home, you have no control. Any advice?
What do you do when you’re not working?
Movies! I love movies. When I’m not working I’m probably watching Pulp Fiction or another great film. But I’m a workaholic I’m always with my iPad, netbook or smartphone answering emails and tweeting.
At weekends I spend time with my family drinking beers and doing BBQ’s.