The Envato Market is an online resource for digital media and, at the risk of divulging a secret, I decided to post about why I love it. The reason that I like it is that its a one-stop shop for everything you need to get a project going quickly. Their homepage slogan is, "Everything you need for your next creative project. Over 9 million digital products created by a global community of designers, developers, photographers, illustrators & producers."
Many of the projects that come to ForeverBird Studio are in the initial stages. This means that keeping the production costs affordable is a good idea because we might have to test three or more visual style concepts to find the right fit. Using stock art, like Envato offers, increases the production quality of the graphics from the outset. While I am a firm advocate for original art, I am also a designer, and I know that good design is intended to be replicated and utilized appropriately in harmony with many elements.
When working with new media, there are many technical details to consider. For the average Joe, it's challenging to distinguish one technology from another or keep up with all the industry-specific vocabulary. Another reason I love Envato is their categorization of media by technology. My clients can browse through the options of one specific shop without being overwhelmed by all at once.
There have seven different shopping areas, and I can share just one with a client, so they are selecting from appropriate options. The categories they offer are as follows:
Let me know what you think and if you have any other online platforms that offer quality digital media.