Portfolio update. Finally.

Martin Allien portfolio

Sad truth

You know what they say – shoemaker’s children often go barefoot..

The same goes with me as a designer and my portfolio. You may not have absolutely up-to-date portfolio, but it’s definitely not OK to show off your work from 2+ years ago. Especially if you’ve made such a leap forward (as I dare to say, so what? :)

That and fact that I’m freelancing again (yup, go ahead, write me and we’ll make something amazing together!), made me to update my latest works that shall be remembered for upcoming milleniums.. yeah, of course. Leaving my old portfolio at allien.biz, I chose Behance and its community. I’ll be glad for you to stop by and leave feedback, if you have. That’s something every designer craves; it’s much needed and appreciated.

Martin Allien on Behance


Huge stuff ahead!


I’ve been very busy lately, participating on exciting stuff! There’s been much going on and I’d like to inform you about what’s been cooking in the backstage.

AllienWorks on Creative Market

About half a year ago, I joined Creative Market (not just yet another place to sell your digital goods online) and worked on some polished products to offer.

Mono2 Icon Pack

If you follow, you’ve noticed the release of Mono2 icon pack (which is more successful, than I thought) AKA lovely minimalistic & monochromatic webfont icon pack. The news is that version 1.1 is coming soon, so fire up your PayPals ;)

Buy & Download

→ Buy Mono2

FPress Five

FPress Five is a successor of former FoundationPress (deseased) WordPress starter theme. Built on Foundation 5, with better customization options and cleaner code that its ancestor, FPress Five already saved me loads of time when building WordPress themes.

Buy & Demo

→ See demo | Buy FPress Five

Dirty Texture Pack

And then there are my favourite old, cracked and dirty walls! Another version of textures that brought me “Featured” badge back on GraphicRiver. Priced at $4, they’re perfect as subtle semi-transparent textures for your websites or photomanipulations *wink wink*

Buy & Download

→ Buy 30 Dirty Wall Textures

New and renewed projects

You might see where I’m going with the products I sell online. FPress Five is primarily my own WordPress starter for future projects.. well, you can have a look around, AW uses FPress Five for some time (still a lot to work on here).

Techr – IT; internet things..

..err, in Czech. Techr will be hopefully mentally-older brother of your existing website/community Playr.cz. Focused on web design, web development, (Android) apps, possibly Win/Linux and IT & Net in general, we’re really excited to bring it to you. I’m more than happy to say that its devel is almost done and there’ll be launch some time soon.. Check out our Google+ page in the meantime ;)

Hello again, Stockr!


Hands up all of you, who’s with me since Stockr 1.0!

Stockr used to be alternative to classical stock photo sites, but instead of over-joyed couples, Stock was full of free dirty textures (mentioned above). There’s been some problems with provider and I was forced to move my domain & hosting elsewhere, but hadn’t time to “reboot”.

Since then, I redesigned the site to be more usable and functional, so this will be really exciting as well.

Someting more personal?

Now you probably see why I wasn’t blogging that much in past few months :) This year was really crazy, I met some great and inspiring people (in both personal and work “lives”), moved out, changed job twice.. Wild ride indeed.

In the end, We’ve joined our forces with my colleague and we’re off to bright tomorrows as co-freelancers (is there even a term like that?!). Mindblow emerged. It’s great to see the opportunities ahead and I can’t wait what we’ll encounter along the road.

That’s it. See ya next time, take care and treat yourself a nice cup of tea :)

AllienWorks Labs

Hi all, I’m happy to tell you that I’ve launched something I like to call AllienWorks Labs (‘cos I gotta have a lab, don’t you?).

AllienWorks Labs

As you can see, its much more eye-pleasing than current AW website, but I’m slowly working on overall redesign. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to say hi to my new little illustrated friend, Allien (that guy with turquoise antenna in my lab). You’ll be seeing him more and more; don’t try to make him angry, please.

That’s it, really. Stay free, go open and see ya.