If I was to break it down and describe it in one sentence, Envato is an ecosystem of sites to help you with everything creative. However, one sentence doesn’t do it justice, which is why I have dedicated an entire blog post to it. In this article, I am going to put Envato under the microscope so you can see more clearly why it is an industry-leading online community for creative tools, assets, and talent.
The proof is in the pudding, and with its smart design templates and accessibility to learn creative skills, it’s no wonder that millions of people around the world use this platform. There are different parts to this platform and I would recommend each for different reasons. Let’s break down what they are:
- The Elements subscription allows you to have unlimited downloads of 57+ million creative assets (all of which are covered by their lifetime commercial license). Most other competitors have download credits, so the fact that this is unlimited is a big plus. The assets available includes WordPress plugins and themes, fonts, graphics, HTML templates, illustrations, photos, audio files, videos, and other content.
- Tuts+ is included in the subscription fee for elements. You can up your digital game with access to 1000+ courses. These include courses in design and illustration, coding and web design to name a few! In their courses there are more than 22,000 tutorials, and it’s all cutting edge stuff that helps keep your knowledge relevant and your skill set sharp.
- The Market is where you can find thousands of customisable themes, templates & CMS products, made by world-class developers. You can even sell your own assets here by becoming an Envato Author (If you are already creatively inclined).
- The Studio where you can hire freelancers to do the creative legwork for you.
Ultimately, if there is something that you need for the digital age, then it will be on Envato. The platform began by providing items compatible with the Adobe flash player back in 2006. Today, however, the ever-expanding creative marketplace has a solution for everything. And if it doesn’t have a pre-built solution for you, then someone on Envato can build it, which leads me on to talk a bit more about Envato Studios…
Freelancers With Envato Studios
Whilst I often hire freelancers through Fiverr, Envato studios offers something a bit different in this area. So if you need some more assurances and credibility for a job well done, I reckon it’s the way to go…
It contains a community of hand-picked designers, digital talent, and developers. The fact that the talent are selected for their work immediately adds to their credibility for buyers. From logo design to web development, to video production, it’s super easy to connect to freelancers to get a job done. From my own personal experience, I would say it helps small businesses can get projects done faster than ever before for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s both easy to use and affordable. Secondly, prices and turnarounds are stated upfront, and if buyers have further questions, they can send inquiries.
Envato studios believe that buyers should have easy access to talent all around the world, and select who they wish to work with. Furthermore, they believe businesses should have quality work completed without any surprises. It’s very intuitive to use and easy to navigate your way through the site. Simply search for the type of job, compare services among the designers listed, look at portfolios, and finally read community recommendations.
The talent on this platform is there in abundance, and I have no doubt that you will find what you are looking for on Envato today. Whether that is with a freelancer or through the downloadable digital assets remains up to you.