It’s been almost a year since we welcomed the team from Placeit into the Envato family and it’s been a wonderful journey so far. It’s a family that’s growing rapidly too, so much so that the Envato Mexico team have recently had to move into a new office to accommodate all the new hires!
Placeit’s former headquarters was revered for its character and charm, as only a former nightclub-turned-tech hub can be! As a result, it was a challenge to recreate and expand on that character in a new location, but what better way to do it than with a generous splash of colour?
Enter the in-house design brains of Envato Mexico. From photographers to graphic designers, digital artists to painters, the team in Guadalajara are a talented bunch of creatives! A crew of 15 colleagues assembled to plan and design a series of six murals around the new office.
“We let the imagination of the creative people run free,” says Manuel Lopez, who coordinated the project. “The only guidelines were that the pieces had to reflect the creative nature of Envato and Placeit, and be related to Mexican culture.”
We think the results speak for themselves.
Not a bad transformation for a former 1970s design shop for architects, designers and painters!
“The actual collaboration between the original artist and the helping hands of others across the business was a real highlight,” said Lopez. “Afternoons and weekends of beers and chips, and the good time’s everyone shared was fantastic.”
“The outcome is so awesome. Everyone loves the murals, they make all feel that it’s their space, personalised and close. A more intimate place to work and have fun!”
“It reminds us all that we have a creative family and we should have fun in the office.”