Melbourne-based design marketplace Envato has collaborated with business productivity app AND CO to support creative professionals in completing their most important projects. The partnership will allow all Envato Elements subscribers with a free AND CO gold membership, helping creatives to streamline their business from proposal to payment.
Established in 2006, Envato is the world’s leading community for creative assets and creative people. It operates a series of markets for web designers christened Envato Market, Envato Studio which connects people with hand-picked freelancers to complete their creative projects, Envato Tuts+, the education network.
Last year, the company had launched Envato Elements, an unlimited download, community-generated design subscription tailored to the needs of agencies, designers, marketers and other creative professionals. It has thousands of graphics, templates, add-ons and fonts under broad usage rights for a low monthly fee. Envato CEO and Co-Founder Collis Ta’eed, said,
At its core, Envato Elements has always been about providing high-quality digital assets for our customers, from freelancers and small business to larger creative agencies, to ensure they have the creative materials and inspiration they need to deliver beautiful, engaging projects.
On the other hand, AND CO, develops smart workforces to enable freelancers to direct their energy just on work and not on the admin processes. It also provides simpler invoicing, expense and time tracking systems.
The AND CO offer joins the Envato Elements platform which has assisted tens of thousands of subscribers in bringing their creative projects to life, from coffee table books and short films through to websites, brand campaigns and everything in between. AND CO co-founder Leif Abraham, commented,
AND CO exists to empower independence. This partnership is a natural step to fully support creatives – from creating the work, to getting paid for it.
Hence, the synergy between the two, is going to benefit the creative professionals, right from the stage they work to the point of completion when they are paid. Collis concludes,
Putting AND CO and Envato Elements together helps our subscribers take the sting out of some of the boring, but important, admin that comes with a creative business. So they can get back to creating more.