Photoshop, working online, making items that are handy, and playing musical instruments. Today we meet Interant Media (InterantMedia) from GraphicRiver.
Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living?
We’re Interant Media, a company from The Netherlands. We operate from all over the world and we’ve got many employees from the United Kingdom, Mexico, Belgium and much more countries.
Interant Media was initially just a design and develop company with customers and such, until we found GraphicRiver. We started to sell graphics and we’ll move to other marketplaces later this year.
Which marketplaces do you belong to? What types of files do you sell?
Interant Media is especially active at GraphicRiver at the moment. We will move to other marketplaces (like ThemeForest and CodeCanyon) later this year, as mentioned. We sell for example graphics and web elements at GraphicRiver.
How did you get started? Have you had any formal training?
Our company exists from many freelancers. Some of them had formal training, others didn’t. I didn’t have formal training, since Interant Media is a part time job for me. I have years of experience with Photoshop, and learned much from tutorials and websites like Dribbble.
Describe your home workspace.
We don’t have one workspace, since our company is operating from many countries. Our ‘workspace’ is actually online and I think I can describe it as a very friendly and cozy.
Describe your creative process. What steps do you normally follow to create your files?
We’re trying to make files which could become very handy or don’t exist yet. Not because of the sales, but also to help others to build something much faster with our files. It’s pretty annoying if you’re trying to build something and you aren’t able to make it and it doesn’t exist yet. We’re trying to fill gaps and to make live easier for many designers and developers all over the world.
What is your advice to other authors regarding how to create a successful portfolio?
As mentioned, try to be unique and try to make handy files. It’s not very smart to make a file which is of frequent occurrence, since it has to be perfect to stand. Try to make something which isn’t meant to earn a lot of money. That’s a side issue. You have to make something which doesn’t exist yet, something really unique and handy. The money comes naturally if you make something like that.
What do you do to market your files?
We promote our files on Twitter, and we post them on our website, but not much more than that. We deliver items that fill gaps, and it’s up to the users to use it or not. Of course, it’s handy to promote it, but we don’t want to be pushy to our followers or other stakeholders.
What are your three favorite files, and why do you like them?
We’re working on a very special file at the moment, which will be certainly my favorite. But this would be my top three if I have to choose between our current files:
1. Swiss Posters
A handy and beautiful item, especially the whole template.
2. Album Cover
I think this is a beautifully designed album cover, which is very handy and easy to use.
3. Interant Photo Corners
I like the simplicity of this file and I think it’s a very unique and handy item.
Apart from yourself, who is your favorite marketplace author, and why do you like them?
I certainly like Ricardo de Zoete (RZDESIGN). I still remember his first file and thought that he could become a successful author. He has really amazing files and others think that too, since he has sold his items many times.
What do you do in your spare time?
I really like music, and play some instruments: drums, piano, djembe and guitar (and some smaller instruments). I also like sports: for example tennis, football and cycling. The nature is an important factor for me and I often enjoy it by walking through the woods.