It’s Envato’s 10th Birthday!

Celebrating a decade of creativity and community at Envato

On this day ten years ago, a small, community-driven company called Envato was quietly launched. Our goal was simple: to build a space for creators to come together around a shared passion for creativity, learning, and design.

It’s been a long, exciting journey. A decade is a long time on the web, and the growth and success of Envato can be entirely credited to our vibrant, creative and ever-growing community. With over seven million members to date, our community has been our driving motivator throughout the last ten years. We’re constantly inspired by the stories of our community members, and grateful for the relationships we’ve built throughout the years.

Here’s a birthday message from Collis and I, from our Envato HQ in Melbourne and featuring the Envato community from around the world:

As you will know, we love to celebrate our birthday, but this year is going to be extra special. It’s going to be memorable. It’s going to be big, real big. It’s our 10th birthday, after all!

To celebrate a decade of Envato, and to highlight the accomplishments of our community, here’s what we have in store for you this week:

Envato Elements Pre-Launch

We haven’t quite launched Elements just yet, and while we’re in pre-launch, those in the know get a lifetime subscription of USD $19 per month.

30% Off All Envato Studio Services

For 24 hours, from 12PM AEST Monday (August 22), get 30% off all Envato Studio services*. Need a cool new logo? An explainer video to promote your product, or custom web content to communicate your message? Simply enter the code: 10BDAY at checkout to receive a 30% discount on your order.

You can check out our full list of services here.

*excludes Express jobs. Valid from 12PM Monday 22nd August 2016 AEST to 12PM Tuesday 23rd August 2016 AEST only.

50% Off All Envato Tuts+ Annual Subscriptions

We’re offering 50% off your first year of subscription with Tuts+, which gives you access to more than 850 courses. You can also try Tuts+ free for 10 days.

Envato 10th Birthday: Author Fee Free Day

On Tuesday, we’re switching author fees off for 24 hours. If you’re an author on the Envato Market, head on over to our forum post to learn more.

Envato Community T-Shirt Design Competition

The winners of the Envato T-shirt Design Competition are being announced this week. If you want to take a look at the entries, view them here.

If you still want a shot at winning these T-shirts, we have a few hidden up our sleeves. You may want to check our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Envato HQ Tour

Community manager Matt Cox is going to lead a tour of Envato HQ at 10AM AEST Wednesday 24 August on Facebook Live. We have a couple of surprises in store for you, so you’ll have to join in to find out. Don’t forget to follow us in order to receive a notification when we go live.

Milestone moments are a great time to reflect on how far we’ve come throughout the years – read our reflections on the accomplishments of our community and the history of Envato.

10 years of Envato Animated Timeline

An interactive look at the journey of Envato.

Designing a Website Ten Years Ago

Envato’s CEO Collis Ta’eed, reflects on the differences in the process of designing a website after a decade on the web.

Infamous Five

Five Envato items in strange and unusual places, from our “Famous Five” creator and Envato Community Content Coordinator Dom Hennequin.

A Decade of Design

A look back on our favorite web design trends in the past ten years, from Envato editor Brittany Jezouit.

How Envato Has Enabled Small Businesses Around the Globe

Communications Specialist Selina Ife shares stories from the Envato community.


Looking ahead: the future of Envato

We’re always thinking about how to make Envato a better, smarter, more innovative organization. Currently, we’re excited about a few new products and platforms that we’re working on, such as Elements, Sites, and the new blog (the one you’re reading right now!).

Our success metrics are based on community earnings. The knowledge that so many authors make a living doing what they love is all we need to measure the success of Envato. Having recently passed the $400M community earnings mark, we’re aiming for that coveted goal of $1B. Mark that date on your calendars – it will be a date to celebrate!

Cyan Ta'eed

About the Author Cyan Ta'eed

Cyan is the co-founder and executive director of Envato. She's also the founder of New Day Box, an advocate for diversity in tech, and Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year 2015. She tweets at @cyantaeed.