Introduce Yourself


#304

Hi team! I’m Alex.
As for my professional background, I have 10+ years’ experience in software development, building and mentoring engineering teams. What else? Oh yes, I’m a certified scrum master. Still staying deeply technical, so I like to help project teams to implement engineering best practices for a sustainable development process.

I like current buzzwords, and although I work at a node.js development company, still sometimes I’m focused on AI and everything connected with this.

As for my personal life, I enjoy hiking, reading fantasy and solving global problems starting with myself.
My big challenge for 2018 is to give birth to my son and start a new project.


#309

Hi! My name is Federico from Argentina :slight_smile:


#310

Hello guys! We are a Webdesign Acency from Berlin in Germany. See our work here: Elbflorenz Webdesign Berlin


#313

Hi! I’m very new to this but I am looking to get in to the stock music game. I’m from Ohio. I make my music in Logic on a laptop. I actually have a question but I’ll put that in another thread.


#317

Awesome website thanks. I’m new here. Hope will make some awesome friends here.


#318

Hello, My name is Raphael. I wish to stay with you for some time.


#321

Hello, I am new to Envato. I would like to introduce myself with all of you guys. Hope everyone here is doing well so far.

Please accept me guys. Thanks!


#322

I’m Elite


#323

Thank you bro. Glad to know about you. :slight_smile:


#330

Hi folks! This is my first post, how exciting! I’m more comfortable sticking with my username, so you can just refer to me as spaceyam :slight_smile: Anyway, I’m a recent CS graduate and I used to do a ton of freelance web development on Django, React, etc. plus some sysadmin stuff as well. I’m looking to make WordPress themes as a hobby on Envato. Looking forward to working with everyone! As a side note, I’m starting out on the Underscores starter theme and would love any tips to go with it. Have a great weekend folks!


#332

Nice first post buddy. LOL!


#337

Hello! My name is Pauline.

I am working with marketing for a company that runs websites in Norway. We are focusing on creating informative sites that are comparing loans for different providers. This is my current project, that I am investing a lot of time in. I’m 35 years old and an active hiker and outdoors person. I also have a cat that I love very much:

katt

I am new to this website and I have a lot to learn. My company is looking to improve our themes in the future. This seems like the perfect place to get inspiration! Hoping to learn a lot :slight_smile:


#338

Howdy people…

I am a LONG LONG TIME Envato customer (since around 1998 or 1999 I believe). I’m embarrassed to say this is somehow the first time I’ve decided to hop on the forums and say hello / share my experience, and seek everyone’s wisdom.

I am a creative services guy with a long stint at Cisco Systems behind me as my only official full-time employee position. Whille at Cisco I started a small company to some small success, eventually selling it in 2006. In 2011 I started a (in my opinion) wildly successful small creative services company that I am currently running (RockerDown Studios).

RockerDown was lucky. We landed our first >100k / year client before we had even officially formed the company as an LLC. Our next year or so was really funded because of that company (Allscripts). We then quickly went on to land several other major companies in rapid succession. American Express, MetLife, Adobe, Cisco, Equate (Oil Company based in Kuwait), Lenovo, Quintiles, SAP, Skillsoft, Toshiba, Ulta Beauty… Yeah - that’s right… I can offically claim to be an ulta BEATY Consultant… hahaha.

BUT, I was not yet capable of fully leading this company and I was too slow to recognize that in order for the company to succeed, I needed to take the creative hat off… Frankly, at the time, I would have been unwilling even had I been capable of recognizing the need.

RockerDown exploded into the business so fast, we had NO infrastructure or process to support the rapid-fire projects that our long-term customers were tossing at us with tight deadlines. With me in create mode, there was no time… At one point we had 17 creative employees, and 2 project managers, with me acting as Creative Director, while also taking on the more challenging projects and/or demanding customers.

Two years ago I set out to manage an intentional reduction in business and because our clients are so large, and in a couple instances, had become systemically dependent on us for A LOT. It wouldn’t have been right to suddenly slow down on them.

Recently I’ve seen some success there, and hope to have the patience of the customers while we build a reliable internal system and process to be able to continue to supprt them while not killing ourselves, OR eachother while we scramble to make sure they feel they made a good decision coming to us.

Frankly, the company got too big too fast and the chaos got to me in personal ways.

And now I must decide if I want to run the company or be the creative force behind it… Decisions decisions.

I started my career with multimedia in 1997 with Future Splash (became Flash a short time later) while I was an Intern Technical Writer with a team dream of moving some simpler text-based manuals to a multimedia experience.

I don’t know I ever thought of myself as a creative person before Flash came along. I was a sheet metal roofer with an injured back, hence my scholastic endeavors to become a technical writer… And also never thought I could be a programmer until Flash introduced ActionScript (2, more so than 1, and 3 really bumped me into the next level).

And I’d never have gotten into animation, or video production, or video motion graphics, or, or, or… all the things that I assume we all play with for kicks… I mean, for a job.

I have a sincere passion for building. Teams, companies, projects… whatever… Some would call it empire building. And it’s true, I do love the building… not so much the maintaining once built.

I also know I REALLY love to freely share my experience with those who would seek to benefit. Honestly should have put that at the top. I LOVE helping people avoid the same mistakes that I learned from…

I also have a passion for collaborative leading. Leading teams by seeking the wisdom of the team, as it were…

And, while not leading, I have a passion for taking orders and doing so in a way that makes the person telling me what to do look like a freaking amazing employee to the person telling them what to do…

I do my best to keep my focus on making others look good because… A) it’s the right thing to do, and, B) it keeps my ego out of review meetings ;-).

With all that positive stuff, I will leave you with a quote from a Disney Animator who I used to work with… don’t get excited, the quote has nothing to do with art.

“No matter how pretty she is, there’s someone out there who used to date her and absolutely hates her frigging guts and never wants to see her ugly face again.” [edited for “G” audiences]

In other words, I ain’t all charm and grace and success. But I am always seeking to improve in my triangle of balance, and my failures help me get closer to perfection.

I am often told I come across as arrogant, which is funny because I rarely feel confident, let alone overly so… so, please know I am never placing myself above anyone else. And I never enter a dialog with a closed mind, thinking I am right because I heard from somewhere else it was this way… I am always seeking answers, rarely confident mine is the right one…

I also have delusions of being a quality stand-up comedian. I say stuff I think is funny, and, most times I get haha’s back… occasionally they’re duds… and sometimes… only sometimes, I offend folks - if I ever offend you, please remember that I am 99% Ha-Ha, and 1% OH NO… and also dyslexic… :slight_smile: Wait for it… it willl grab you…

Seriously though, I never intend to offend but I hear from folks enough to call it out in advance and pre-emptively ask for your understanding, and freedom to call me out if I do write something thougtless. That’s what it will be… thoughtless, not intentional. I speak plainly and directly, largely because iamalwaysinahurry.

While I try to go back and soften things up, I don’t always remember… so, if it ever happens, please remember I would NEVER disrespect someone intentionally, and I would greatly appreciate your having the courage to let me know if I ever do… that helps us be besties, and also helps me get better at these @$#%^ing communication skills. Sigh…

Was that an overshare??? Darned ADD / Manic / Anxiety / and darn the medicine I take for all of those that cause explosive diar… uhhhh … oversharing again.

And yes, my background image was created using a template from VideoHive :-). Thanks, @cyzercraft - you’re freaking hilarious…

Here’s my reasons for loving life and working hard.


#339

Welcome! And thanks for telling your story! :smiley:


#342

Hi guys. Nice to meet everyone. :grin:


#344

@refinansiere

hello - we need your photo to verify you. Photo must be cool

:slight_smile:


#346

Hello everyone!

My name is Arist from Indonesia. I love travelling and doing graphic design for years and has been active on GraphicRiver for 3 years. It awesome to meet you all here! GLWS for everyone!


#347

Hi everyone! I love the ocean, sailing, cats and Envato!


#348

Thank you @KingDog for good idea

I am sanjay Khunt From India. Now I am Envato Elite Author :slight_smile: This is a big achievement for me and my wife. My wife and me both we are Web designer cum developer. We both are working on shopify theme development. We are hard workers.

I enjoy music while I am working on my desk. Music makes me crazy and indeed speed up my work.
My wife name is sejal. She is travel lover and dreamer, work less and dream more… !:laughing:

We have little angel - Our world

Nice to meet you all envato member. Here is our portfolio Url. https://themeforest.net/user/adornthemes
If anyone ever come to india and want to visit Gujrat feel free to contact us via our envato profile. :blush: You are welcome !


#349

hey guys.>why upload limits are only 5 tracks?