I thought you might be interested to know about a new community initiative we’re running over at Envato Studio called ‘Community Challenges’. We’ve launched an app on Studio that allows the community to participate in design challenges which we set. Participants create a design for the brief and then upload it to the challenge app, along with a description of their design. People can then view the participant’s entry, like it and leave comments. At the end of the challenge we choose a winner. The winner will generally receive some prizes as well as promotion through our channels.
Our first challenge is to design the new Studio provider t-shirt. The prize up for grabs is $250 cash, an Envato carepack as well as promotion on Studio’s channels! We will be printing the winning design on a run of t-shirts at the end of this month.
Interested in taking part?
It’s easy. Visit the challenge page on Studio, read the brief and create your entry. Once you’re ready to submit sign into Studio and publish your entry!
Hurry! You have less than 7 days left to be involved!
That’s right, our first challenge will be finished in less than a week. Hope to see you taking part!
but why i can’t add more services for approval.Here’s the link of my service https://studio.envato.com/explore/wordpress-installation/9564-wordpress-theme-installation-demo-setup#more-examples
Hey hudixt! I just checked your account and it looks like your first service is still pending review. Until then your first service passes review you won’t be able to create any more. Good luck with the review! It may take another week or so before the team gets to it. If you’re approved, you’ll be able to create new services in the same parent category instantly.
Does every service require an approval? Because I uploaded a service and it worked.fine right away.
No, if you have submitted a service to a parent category in the past which was approved by our team – any subsequent services are auto-approved and then checked for quality down the line. If you haven’t had an approved service in a category before then it needs to be reviewed by our team – can take up to two weeks.
We’ve just launched new Express Services offered by Envato Studio providers for vector & stationery (Stationery, Brochures, Newsletters, Magazines, Photo Albums, Packaging) categories on GraphicRiver, all categories on PhotoDune as well as as the WordPress Plugin category on CodeCanyon.
Over the coming months we intend to launch more Express Services and will announce these releases ongoing through this thread – so keep an eye on this thread to stay up to date with further integrations.
Read more in our Releases blog post and if you have any questions, fire away!
Why did you change the image sizes to 1280×1024 while it doesn’t even show this original size on the page? It’s just bad, cuz when you click the source image, it’s HUGE and people can steal the logo examples and this makes a reason to add an ugly watermark to the images. Please make the image sizes the exact sizes that they are shown on the page.
Good question! We’ve changed the minimum size to allow for future design tweaks (so we don’t have to go back and get provider’s to update their images again in case we make changes), also it’s a sweet spot for the resolution most people view the site on according to analytics, it’s also in the same ballpark as many other portfolio sites and marketplaces – finally, we think it’s a great way for you to really showcase your work.
Also, not sure how people could steal the logos (it’s not like people would be happy using someone else’s business name?). But interesting point!
It’s definitely a lot bigger – but we think it’s the right decision. That said, we’re taking on feedback and watching the data closely to see how people use them. The new minimum size is the same aspect ratio of what we use on the site, so the images will scale to fit!
Hey all! Glad to see some love for the design generally! We do too. Looking forward to see how they perform when we open them up to buyers. Sorry you’re not a fan Deep_Blue – and appreciate your feedback about things! To be clear, at the moment the new design is only open to providers and we are listening to feedback at this stage quite closely. Just to reply to some of the things which have been brought up:
1) We are advertising similar services right at the bottom of listings and in most cases this is very far down the page. If you’ve done a great job selling your service I really feel it’s unlikely many people will click through to something else unless your service doesn’t meet their needs. We’ve put it in there for the buyer’s benefit in those cases (don’t forget your service will be advertised on other provider’s services too, so holistically we think it will be good for all providers).
2) Doru, I’m concerned to hear you’re still having issues with uploads, could it be your wifi connection? Could you try on a wired connection and let us know if you’re having troubles? We get reports if upload issues happen regularly and the devs haven’t had anything come up recently.
3) Devs are investigating reports of a portion of the 6th star appearing.
4) Why do you guys not like the large image size? Just curious on the reasons. I think they can make a strong impression if you use them well.
Thanks for the feedback guys!
Interesting feature, but I had a quick skim through the Envato Studio terms, and I’m slightly confused over one thing, from what I understood, whenever you complete a job, you get paid instantly over paypal/skrill? Can’t the earnings be added to our Envato accounts to then be paid via bank transfer together with Themeforest earnings? And after the job is done, will the “sale of service” appear in our statement here, similar to a theme sale? Or is Envato Studio account completely separate from Envato accounts?
Heya. Let me clarify. When you finish a job on Studio and the buyer has approved the work there is a 7 day period before the job is recognized as 100% completed. After 7 days, the money from the job will be credited to your account. The next month if your earnings are over $50 you will be automatically be paid out on the 7th to your nominated account. We use an entirely different finance system to Market, so your payout (and everything else) is entirely separate (but who knows what will happen in the future!)
We have an earnings page for providers which is similar to the statement, but it won’t appear in your Market statement.