In this episode of Divi Nation the lead designer of Elegant Themes Mario Maruffi shares a lot of fantastic information about himself, digital design, the design process at Elegant Themes and the features of Divi 3.0 that he’s most excited to get into the hands of the Divi Community.
In this episode of Divi Nation we begin a series of internal interviews with the Elegant Themes Design and Development team. During the Divi 100 Marathon, as we count down to the release of Divi 3.0, we thought it would be a great time for the community to meet the people responsible for creating the theme we all use and love.
In this conversation Thierry Muller gets into a wide range of subjects including his WordPress and web development story, joining the Elegant Themes team, and working towards the future of Divi.
Many members of the Divi Community, including Elegant Themes itself, use or are a part of a distributed work force of designers, developers, content creators, and project managers. Having the right tools in place and establishing a good workflow for incoming projects is essential to success. Otherwise you risk dropping tasks, miscommunication, and overall disorganization–all of which can drastically effect your company’s bottom line. If not erase it all together. That’s why Cory Jenkins of Aspen Grove Studios share his experience about how they manager their team and the tools that make it all possible.
For the first time we’re interviewing a business owner who has built their own website using Divi (and later switching to Extra) and asking them to share the lessons they learned along the way. Professional photographer Dan Carr–who’s done work with Nike, Red Bull, Oakley, and other large brands–about the role WordPress, Divi, and Extra have played in the establishment and growth of his business online. We also revisit some of his biggest breakthrough moments and the lessons he feels every entrepreneur using WordPress (and especially Divi) should take to heart.
Since starting the Divi Nation podcast there has been one guest that the entire community has wanted to see on the show. It was an obvious choice as he’s the guy behind all of the great tools Elegant Themes has been creating for WordPress users since 2008 – the founder, CEO, and visionary designer of Elegant Themes – Nick Roach.
In this interview Nick answers around 20 questions submitted by the Divi Nation community via email, blog comments, and Facebook.
This is the first time on Divi Nation that have been interviewed someone from the Elegant Themes staff. Learn a bit more about one integral member of the design and development team behind Divi, Extra, and everything else we’re doing right now.
This time sit down with Matt Crowmwell of WordImpress to learn his personal WordPress story. He also shared some great insights and anecdotes about how important investing in the WordPress Community is, the role of generosity in his career, and how he and the team at WordImpress are paying that generosity forward with their new(ish), free donation plugin Give.
This time around we’re talking about the benefits of freelancing for design agencies. The guest Amber Weinberg, a freelance WordPress front-end developer living and working out of Nashville Tennessee, has been working with WordPress professionally since 2008 and over the years has enjoyed the best of both the freelancing world and the agency world by attaching herself to one or more agencies at a time and maintaining both higher rates than she could get locally and the treasured autonomy of a freelancer.
In this episode learn from one of the most successful WordPress plugin developers on the planet. During interview Pippin Williamson, one of creators of many popular WordPress plugins (three in particular stand out: Affiliate WP, Easy Digital Downloads, and Restrict Content Pro) tells his WordPress story; from curious college kid looking to make rent, to a plugin developer with tens of thousands of active plugin installs. We also talk about the importance of great customer support, delegation, and Pippin’s number one tip for long term success.
In this episode of Divi Nation sit down with Brian Gardner,the founder of StudioPress, creator of the Genesis Framework, and current partner at Rainmaker Platform, to hear his WordPress story and learn from both his mistakes and successes as a WordPress entrepreneur. He shares how he went from a project manager for an architectural firm to blogging with WordPress, to effectively starting the premium WordPress market, to growing StudioPress, creating Genesis, merging with Copyblogger, and a lot more