Collis Ta’eed is an Internet Entrepreneur, a Content Designer and the brains behind a successful company by the name Envato.
Notably, Envato was founded back in 2006 and it helps people get creative projects done.
In general, their sites are home to a worldwide community of creatives. Whereby, their offices are based in Melbourne, Australia.
Collis Ta’eed Background Breakdown
To say nothing of, Collis Ta’eed is half Iranian and half English. On one hand, his father is from Iran and his mother is from Yorkshire.
On the other hand, Collis grew up in Papua New Guinea. Which as can be seen as one of the last places to be reached by the outside world.
When 17, Collis Ta’eed went to Australia to do his University studies.
Where he concentrated on Mathematics and Science and came to the conclusion that; it was not for him to peruse.
However, he finished his degree, but after graduation, he managed to teach himself design work.
Just like the jmexclusives Founder Joseph Mucira did. Even though both of them got assistance through Online Web-based Programming and Design Courses and Tutorials.
How Envato Platform Came to Be
As a matter of fact, Collis being a self-taught programmer and designer, he joined a group of other design-oriented persons.
In the light of design thirsty and programming lucrativeness, that is where he met his wife Cyan.
Of course, as he Ta’eed puts it, he joined the group to meet women and so his guess is that it worked.
Further, a few years later, they got married and they started a Freelance Business that would later precursor the foundation of Envato.
Collis Ta’eed and the Envato Platform
On one hand, Envato is a platform for creativity where millions of people buy music, photos, websites, video and more. On the other hand, Envato Market is a collection of themed Marketplaces.
Envato Studio offers custom work from our network of freelancers. AndTuts+ is where millions of people go for free tutorials and subscriber video courses.
Equally important, the story of Envato going from a modest Flash design resource to a multi-site, multi-million dollar, online heavy-hitter is the essence of startup success.
In fact, as a case study, it should probably be taught in business school. Except for the small fact that the journey of CEO and Cofounder Collis Ta’eed has been anything but textbook.
Some of Envato Platform Key Elements
Envato Elements opens up a world of creative possibilities for all your design projects.
Powered by a community of talented designers, their subscription puts a great design in reach for everyone.
Millions of people around the world choose Envato marketplace, studio, and courses.
In particular, to buy files, hire freelancers, or learn the skills needed. Especially, to build websites, videos, apps, graphics and more.
Envato Marketplace – Themes & Plugins
Additionally, Envato Elements is a subscription-based marketplace for design products.
For instance, one monthly membership provides unlimited access. Particularly to the library of graphics, fonts, templates, and more.
Therefore, Envato Market is a collection of marketplaces for creative digital assets. Including,
- ThemeForest (website templates and WordPress themes)
- CodeCanyon (Code, Plugins, and mobile)
- VideoHive (motion graphics)
- AudioJungle (stock music and audio)
- GraphicRiver (graphics, vectors, and illustrations)
- PhotoDune (photography)
- 3DOcean (3D models and materials)
Did you know ThemeForest.net is part of the top 200 most important websites globally?
Collis Ta’eed and the Success of Envato
The secret to Envato’s success lies in the tactics it used to attract its first 100 users, co-founders Cyan and Collis Ta’eed say.
Equally, the Melbourne-based entrepreneurs describe how they grew both sides of their two-sided digital marketplaces.
There’s a good chance you’ve heard of at least one of them. The Largest of the Marketplaces is ThemeForest, which sells website themes and plug-ins.
ThemeForest is to digital creatives what Home Depot is to DIYers, The Envato Market also includes;
- AudioJungle, and
- ActiveDen (formerly FlashDen).
While the broader Envato group is also home to freelance hub Studio and learning platform, Tuts+. Phew.
At ThemeForest, you can buy and sell HTML templates as well as themes for popular CMS products like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.
Items are priced on the complexity, quality, and use of the file; the total price also includes a Buyer Fee.
The site is home to a bustling community of web designers and developers and is the biggest marketplace of its kind.
Collis Ta’eed, Envato & ThemeForest Team
ThemeForest is more than a place to find great themes, it’s a community!
You can hear from authors, ask questions in the forums, and comment on items.
Contact fellow users and view their portfolios. Envato Market Blog is a valuable resource for industry news, tips and tricks, and site updates.
Equally important, at the ThemeForest, you become part of a great community.
Envato Platform Ownership
Owing to that being part of the site owner provides you with all the adept and vast technological idea share.
Providing not just great selling facilities but also interactivity, news, competitions and whatever else you’ll dream up!
All items for sale on ThemeForest are reviewed to ensure they are in good shape, working order and easy to use.
Furthermore, the item support such as alterations is at the discretion of each author.
You’ll find that the ThemeForest forum is also a good place to find help for using or modifying items.