We are Ellen and Manuel, web designer, WordPress theme developer and blogger here at Elmastudio. We love our work and the platform we were able to built over the last years. It’s our biggest motivation and reward, to receive positive feedback from our theme users and blog readers. It makes us happy to see our themes on your websites and we love to create helpful blog posts and content for you.
We both met at an art school back in Germany, where young people can prepare their applications for art college. After our college graduations (Ellen studied Visual Communication at HfG Offenbach and Manuel Transportation Design at HfG Pforzheim), we really wanted to work together as freelancers. Since we had already built some websites during university, we managed to get some first client projects and with lots of effort and passion we were able to create our own small web design studio.
In 2009 we finally switched our Elmastudio website to WordPress and started to blog frequently and we started to get really passionate about blogging. We loved to be able to communicate with like-minded people and we’ve learned that it makes so much more sense to share experiences and help each other out, instead of seeing each other as competition. Generosity is in our opinion the most important quality, to be happy and successful in whatever you do. Because you can always share something, even if you have not much yourself. In our experience your will receive so much more back and be so much happier with this approach of things and life in general.
Now our work is so much more to us than simply a job. To share knowledge and experiences with others and to build a platform with Elmastudio, which motivates and helps others is extremely important to us. Of course we have learnt a lot in school and university, but somehow we also feel that there are tons of things we just simply couldn’t learn there. Working together as a community, believing in yourself and others, making your dreams and ideas come true, sticking to your dream even if in difficult times – We learned all that, when we started to go our own path. If someone would have said to us in the very beginning: “You can do this, you are on the right path, just follow your dreams!” I’m pretty sure that would have helped us so much. Therefore we want to share our experiences and encourage others (freelancers, bloggers and digital workers) to believe in yourself and make your dreams come true. “Follow your dream, even if it seems difficult or unreasonable at the moment. You can do it!”
We hope to make others happy with our blog posts and WordPress themes. If you are having just a little bit more fun and feel motivated, when reading our blog posts or using our themes, we are so honored. And we want to thank you all for your consistent support, amazing feedback and motivation over the years. We know that we would not be able to do our work without your support.
Thank you so so much for everything. You are the Best!