Woo Worker Interview #1 – Cubicle Ninjas

Written by Mark Forrester on June 3, 2009 News.

<p>Josh Farkas in the Cubicle Ninja's studio</p> <p>
Josh Farkas in the Cubicle Ninja's studio

Kicking off a series of Q & A interviews with our Affiliated Woo Workers we have the awesome Cubicle Ninjas first up.

Josh Farkas, the creative ninja of the Chicago based creative company spends 5 minutes with WooThemes explaining why he uses WooThemes.

Tell us a little about yourself, your design / development skills and how this translates to your business.

Howdy! My name is Josh Farkas and I’m the lead ninja here at Cubicle Ninjas. We’re a creative design firm that strikes fear into the heart of boring websites. Our experienced designers have something special – passion.

Our goal is to build websites that are:
1.) Functionally Intuitive, and
2.) Emotionally Impactful.

Our unique advantage is that we’re a one-stop shop for all logo design, print design, and illustration. This means we can help you build a brand is beautiful across all forms of media, or match your current brand in the WooTheme of your choice.

What is your favourite theme by WooThemes? And why?

We honestly fought over this question…I guess the official answer is it depends on your goal. WooThemes are amazing because whether you’re building the next YouTube, making a portfolio, creating an online newspaper, or blogging to your heart’s content, you’ll have a handful of stunning options to choose from.

So you’re an Affiliated Woo Worker, right? What does this actually mean to you and what does the “job” basically entail?

In short: making people happy.

WooThemes, and WordPress in general, are being adopted by all shapes and sizes of people. This is no longer the domain of web geeks. So our mission is to ease first-time website owners through what can be a scary process, understand how we can be the biggest benefit, and provide speedy design and development to make their WooTheme perfect for their needs.

The Cubicle Ninja's Website - based on VibrantCMS
The Cubicle Ninja's Website - based on VibrantCMS

How has working with WooThemes influenced your business and / or earnings as a web designer / developer?

Before becoming a WooThemes worker, Cubicle Ninjas focused exclusively on larger projects. These tend to be with big companies where it can be a year until the final project sees the light of day. WooThemes has allowed us to work with real people on very small projects. It has been wonderful to see customers get so excited about our work, and has reminded us why we love waking up each morning.

Would you recommend WooThemes over other, alternative free / premium WordPress themes? If yes, why?

I would recommend WooThemes over the competition in a heartbeat. There are many reasons, but here are our top five:

  1. Beautifully designed and coded
  2. Infinitely customizable (usually through the back-end)
  3. Exceptionally supportive community
  4. Consistently Updated Themes
  5. WooThemes Workers (Just in case…)

What do you think about the ease-of-use and customizability of our themes?

They’re as easy as can be. A simple administration menu featuring all of the options, with links to a clear and detailed explanation if there are any questions.

And if someone has heavier customizations in mind they can expand this theme to their hearts content. All they’d need is a little web design experience or a friendly WooThemes worker.

Anything else that you’d like to add?

A big ninja thank you to all of the nice people across the world we’ve had a chance to work with. And equal thanks to WooThemes for creating websites that are so much fun to play with!


11 Responses

  1. Magnus Jepson
    June 3, 2009 at 9:00 am #

    I dig the neat and tidy screens, all lined up perfectly 🙂

  2. Adii Rockstar
    June 3, 2009 at 9:24 am #

    LOL @ Magnus… You would huh? Now everyone else can get a glimpse of the perfectionist and slave master you are around Woo HQ… 🙂

    And it’s awesome to finally be able to put a name to a face (for Josh). I’ve personally e-mailed him on quite a few occasions, so it’s nice to be able to see who you’re talking to!

    BTW Josh… Thanks for all those kinds words; this kind of stuff gives me warm fuzzies in my tummy! 🙂

  3. Chris Gragg
    June 3, 2009 at 11:05 am #

    Your themes rock. Great looking out of the box, easily customizable with clean coding makes them easy to SEO. I’ve been very happy with Woo, from sales to support, and everything in-between.

    Keep up the great work guys!

  4. Jill Chongva
    June 3, 2009 at 3:21 pm #

    I agree – your themes rock guys! I have quite a few WooTheme clients and I personally love working with them 🙂

    jill 🙂

  5. granulés
    June 3, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    I would recommend WooThemes over the competition in a heartbeat. There are many reasons, but here are our top five:

  6. Huntington WV Real Estate
    June 3, 2009 at 5:30 pm #

    WOW! I just came across this site and damn you guys have some sweet themes! This badboy is getting bookmarked!

  7. Fuad Ahasan Chowdhury
    June 4, 2009 at 2:57 am #

    I like the goal(s) “
1.) Functionally Intuitive, and
2.) Emotionally Impactful.” I must say.. you guys are on the right track.


  8. karj
    June 4, 2009 at 11:50 am #

    If it’s possible
    i would like to see a “travel” press theme.

    Your themes are really the best
    Keep up the great work!

  9. nurah
    June 7, 2009 at 6:02 pm #

    WOW! I just came across this site and damn you guys have some sweet themes! This badboy is getting bookmarked!

  10. Josh of Cubicle Ninjas
    June 11, 2009 at 9:59 am #

    @ Magnus – Thanks Magnus! We moved into our new office last month, so it is all still fresh to us over here. 😀

    @ Adi -Aww, thank you Adi. I’m just still so excited a place like Woo exists, and is run by such talented and kind people. Sincere thanks to the Woo team for always being such wonderful partners. 🙂


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