When you know you did an awesome job?

Oana Filip

How should we mea­sure our results? By the num­ber of sales, of themes, of tick­ets? Should we deeply care about the typol­o­gy of peo­ple that use our cre­ative prod­ucts? Where’s the real impact?

All these ques­tions are rolling in our heads and stick with us. But we know for sure that each of them worth our atten­tion and effort. Because yes, we care about who is using our Word­Press themes, what they man­age to cre­ate with them and how proud they are of the final results. For us, the impact is cru­cial and if we could trans­late it more often into tes­ti­mo­ni­als like Mihály’s, we’d be rock stars.

Dear Mihá­ly, the stage is yours:

The lat­est theme from Pix­el­grade is just smash­ing! Patch is the per­fect lay­out that fits my sto­ry­telling, pho­tog­ra­phy, and sus­tain­abil­i­ty resource blog.

As a for­mer graph­ic design­er artist and web design­er with the Gov­ern­ment of Cana­da, I was reluc­tant to use Word­Press for my web needs, yet alone themes. Pressed by the time after leav­ing my job to start up my own adven­tures, and since I didn’t have a clear pic­ture of what’s next— I did some research for web-based data­bas­es.

Word­Press kept pop­ping up — so I tried it.

I was sur­pris­ing­ly impressed with the fea­tures, ease of use and the sup­port com­mu­ni­ty feed­ing it.

My next chal­lenges were to get a com­mon look and feel that has a design edge approach for my pho­tog­ra­phy, art­work, hob­bies and a base for my nov­el. I looked every­where online for some­thing unique and diverse. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, many themes were canned (all the same).

One day I stum­bled across a hip lit­tle theme called BORDER by Pix­el­Grade. The price was good, so why not — I bought the theme. From the world of pro­gram design and devel­op­ment, I can appre­ci­ate the time, ener­gy and savvy that this team brings to the table — oops!, com­put­er screen. I had a few ques­tions at the begin­ning but was com­fort­ed by their sup­port staff and by their com­mu­ni­ty-based FAQ forum.

It’s the per­fect solu­tion for some­one who is too busy, yet want full con­trol over the look and con­tent of their web­sites.

As time went on, I was intro­duced to new­er styles like MIES and TIMBER — both offered dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives for my grow­ing needs. The themes are easy to work with, and with Word­Press in the back­ground, it’s the per­fect solu­tion for some­one who is too busy, yet want full con­trol over the look and con­tent of their web­sites.

There are drag-and-drop con­tent man­age­ment sys­tems out there, and I would rec­om­mend them to any­one who wants web expo­sure — but can’t find the “on but­ton” on their mouse.

The icing on the cake was PixelGrade’s new PATCH theme, it’s exact­ly what I’ve been think­ing about, and it was intro­duced to me at the right time.

Keep doing what you’re doing guys, it’s fan­tas­tic.

Know­ing that Pix­el­Grade is a young team of design­ers with a high­ly orga­nized tech sup­port sys­tem, I’m more than sat­is­fied with their prod­ucts and when there is a bug, it’s dealt in pro­fes­sion­al­ly way.

— Mihá­ly Fatimá

Thanks to peo­ple like Mihá­ly, who trust and share their sup­port and appre­ci­a­tion for our cre­ative prod­ucts, we have the guts to con­tin­ue. It’s what keeps our wheels spin­ning, our minds rest­less, our curios­i­ty still gen­uine.

Even though it might sound like a self-pro­mo arti­cle, that wasn’t our pur­pose. We just want­ed to give us, but not only, a friend­ly reminder about how impor­tant is to have that cre­ative con­fi­dence that broth­ers Kel­ly from IDEO talk about in the homony­mous book (you should read it too).

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Oana Filip
Oana Filip

Digital storyteller @Pixelgrade and community builder for creative industries. A true believer in the power of making the world a better place.