Featured Shop: ThemeBeasts
Cliché TruthsAs cliché as it sounds, we’ve been creating “things” ever since we were kids. Lain started drawing Looney Tunes and Ninja Turtles as a kid, moved on to creating his own characters and comic strips in middle school, and started making short films and mixing music in high school and college. Half way through college, he started to reflect more seriously on where he would focus his efforts and what he wanted to designate as a “career”. Giovanni has always been fascinated by the technical side of creativity. He spent hours on end learning how to hack up a Myspace theme (Google it kiddies) and eventually started breaking and creating WordPress themes and plugins. After that, Giovanni started his own creative company, worked for an SF start-up, and is now loving the freelance lifestyle.
A Perfect Creative PairThe two of us were introduced through a mutual friend while working on one of Lain’s personal projects. Lain needed a coder to help him make some modifications to his existing WordPress site. Soon, we started talking about some of our other projects, and we realized we both had the desire to create our own products. As it turns out, a designer/ illustrator and a front-end developer are the perfect fit for building professional assets.
Both of us had already developed a plethora of resources for our own personal use. The next logical progression was to make those resources available to other creative professionals. That’s how ThemeBeasts ended up selling creative products.