Featured Author: PIXINVENT
“Working with Envato, we got the freedom to create what we love. We create quality products that are easy to work with and practical to use in real life.“PIXINVENT
PIXINVENT shares their insights and advice for succeeding on Envato.
Tell us a bit about PIXINVENT
Founded in 2011, we were just a team of 2 members. Ajay and Vrushank (our Founders) were working in a software company and realized that most apps/platforms require an Admin Panel, which plays a very important role. It was a really time-consuming and repetitive task for us to create UI for each project, so we got an idea: What if we create an Admin Panel ourselves?
We now have a team of a total of 11 members (enough for a Cricket team!), 9 of them are working from the same location at our office in Ahmedabad, and 2 work from a remote location.
We are a passionate and enthusiastic team with people working on research, brainstorming, graphic design, web development, and more.
Where do you live and work from?
Most of us live in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, which are connected cities in India and work from our office in Ahmedabad.
As a creator in our city, we feel like we are doing something very unique and feel proud of what we are developing.
What do you love about your work and why?
We both worked in multiple companies but never felt satisfied with the quality of work given to us. We were also firm that we do not want to develop projects based on client requirements, which may limit our creativity.
Working with Envato, we got the freedom to create what we love. We create quality products that are easy to work with and practical to use in real life.
What do you find most challenging?
We have the same challenge that every other creator might have which is to strive in the ever-growing market with new technologies and competition.
It demands everyday learning, acknowledges current trends, accommodates new features and updates from frameworks and libraries used in our template, resolving customer issues, and continuous product improvements.
What is your advice to other Authors who want to be successful on Envato?
The only advice would be to focus on quality rather than quantity and stick to one domain in which you or your team excels.
It is also important to choose a domain depending on your team size. We initially started with WordPress themes but even with a single theme, we could not achieve what we wanted due to the very small team size and had to change approach.
One last piece of advice would be to never give up due to rejections, one day you are going to get approval and you will never regret your decision.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
We love traveling and spending time with our loved ones. As you may know, India is a country of festivals and we celebrate each of them with our team.
What’s next for your team?
We are planning to explore new frameworks and introduce suitable framework integrations with our templates which can help users to get started quickly and reduce their efforts.
Our next goal would be to expand our team and enhance our reach.