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Inspired Design for 2017: A Look at Our Top Creative Portfolios Right Now

From geometric patterns and hand-drawn illustrations to 3D renders and Photoshop actions, our community has created some incredible things this year.

Image: Abstract Triangle Geometrical Background V3 by Wutip

From geometric patterns and hand-drawn illustrations to 3D renders and Photoshop actions, our community has created some incredible things this year.

Envato’s community has been around for over a decade. This August, we’re celebrating our 11-year birthday; in the past 11 years, creatives around the world – including designers, web developers, videographers, and photographers – have earned a living doing what they love through Envato’s marketplaces.

Last year, we launched Envato Elements, a subscription-based service for design and creative assets. With the unique subscriber share model, we’ve built a platform for unlimited access to design assets that are modern, forward-thinking, and on-trend.

Hundreds of thousands of creative items have been added to the Elements library, from more than 1,000 independent designers around the world.

This library of creative assets – from graphicsfonts and photos to web templates, 3D files, and more – have inspired our community of Elements users to create over 1 million (!) projects using Elements items.

To celebrate our 1-year anniversary of Elements, here’s a look at a few of the portfolios of our top authors & designers right now:

1. Wutip

Designs and Graphics

With nearly 500 digital assets in their portfolio, Wutip is a designer of many talents. From mockups and backgrounds to website graphics and print templates, Wutip’s work stands out for being consistently on-trend.

Item spotlight: Shapeforms pattern

Playing on the geometric, Memphis design-inspired trends of the year, this design pack features 10 different shape designs. We love the way the patterns are showcased – as wallpaper (pictured above), t-shirt patterns, and more.

2. PixelSquid360

3D everything

PixelSquid makes 3D objects that you can spin around at any angle, then download that perspective.

Item spotlight: Low Poly Avocado Halved

Avocados, polygon designs, and 3D – this might be the most 2017 design on Envato Elements.

3. Sevenstyles

For Photoshop actions

Brad Goble, aka SevenStyles, was the first Australian author on Envato’s marketplaces to earn $1 million in sales. He got his start with flyer templates, but he’s best known for his suite of expertly designed Photoshop actions.

Item spotlight: Palette Knife Photoshop Action

Want to turn your photo into a work of art? “This effect is so realistic, it appears as though the resulting ‘texture’ is tangible,” says one of our content specialists.

4. Iconbunny

An icon for everything

Vehicles, business, e-learning, firefighting, chemistry, birthday, autumn, hipster, casino, kids, dentist, wild west, coffee shop, Thanksgiving, travel, museums, currency, circus, yoga poses… we challenge you to find a topic that doesn’t have a matching icon set in IconBunny’s portfolio.

Item spotlight: 50 Birthday Flat Multicolor Icons

Because no matter what industry you’re in, you’re bound to have some sort of birthday celebration to highlight.

5. themefire

High-tech meets artwork

Much of themefire’s work is generative art – a style of artwork that’s created using algorithms and programs like Cinema 4D, rather than being created the ‘old-fashioned way’.

Item spotlight: Marmoreal Painted Canvas Backgrounds

Bright, splashy, and colorful – check out this article for a few more before-and-after shots behind the creation of this work.

6. Jumsoft

Doodles and illustrations

With illustrations and doodles range from trendy (tropical patterns, florals) to the mouth-watering (donuts and pizza), Jumsoft’s work is a top seller in our illustrations category.

Item spotlight: Skulls clipart

Because it’s never too early to start planning for Halloween. 💀

7.  Inspirasign

A presentation with polish

With over 100 presentation templates in their portfolio, inspirasign’s clean, eye-catching work is a top-seller.

Item Spotlight: Metro Keynote

Bright, rainbow-inspired designs that aren’t over-the-top.

A few other designers we love

M-e-f, for their watercolor backgrounds, space-inspired artwork, and sunny designs:

Handmade Watercolor Backgrounds Vol.8 by M-e-f

Genetic96, for photo-realistic mockups to showcase any artwork or project:

Hoodie Mockup Set by Genetic96

Micromove, for smart social media design and eye-catching graphics: 

Instagram Ultimate Pack V2 by micromove

Leaflove, for print templates and proposals:

Proposal by LeafLove

yip87, for original logo designs and graphics: 

BoltDoor by yip87

Check out more popular & trending designs.


Brittany Jezouit

About the Author Brittany Jezouit

Brittany is the editor of the Envato blog. You can follow her on Twitter @brittanyjezouit.