Designing your website or mobile application can be time consuming, leaving you stuck at your desk instead of launching your idea out there. Wouldn’t it be great if it were as simple as building a wall, brick-by-brick?
Brix does exactly that. It’s a web and mobile app design tool that’s as easy as drag-and-drop. Tomeq Cwienk, public relations manager of Brix.io, shares his thoughts on this interface builder that can help you turn your startup dreams into reality.
What’s your company about? What do you do? Who are your customers?
Brix is the first fully featured tool on the market, which allows every user to design application, website or mobile app in accordance to his or her needs. The tool is a derivative of the best BootstrapMaster’s experiences gathered since the beginning of Twitter Bootstrap. That’s why Brix implements almost all ideas and needs which you might have during the design.
What’s the greatest thing about your company/website? Why is it better than the competition?
The greatest thing or why is it better than the competition? It’s easy, Brix has no competition. For the first time in Twitter Bootstrap’s history, there’s a solution which enables everyone to put the bricks together and create unique and fully featured template. It’s Brix.io
How’d you come up with the name for your company?
Brix means bricks for web designers and for all of us. The same as we played with the bricks in our childhood, now we can play with brix and create awesome templates.
What was your first computer? How old were you when you first got on the world wide web?
What time do you usually start work each day? How many hours a day do you usually work?
7am till 11pm with few breaks
When’s the last time you went on vacation and where did you go?
2013, Austria, Europe
What’s the very first thing you do at work every day?
I make myself good coffee
When do your best ideas come to you? In bed in the morning? During dinner? On your third beer?
All answers are correct.
How many people did you start the company with and how many people work for you now?
We started as one man, now it’s 3.
A lot of people have big ideas. What gave you the confidence to actually go after yours?
Dreams are coming true, just try.
Remember the early days of starting up? Describe the struggles you went through.
Every day was a struggle, but it was worth…
How do you handle frustration? What has been your biggest professional frustration?
There’s no time for frustration. Life’s too short.
What’s your office environment like? Do you listen to music? Watch movies? Play video games?
Once again all answers are correct. We play also basketball.
How do you picture your company in 5 years?
Silicon Valley in USA or “Silicon Valley” in Poland.
Who or what inspires YOU? Role models? Quotes? Running? Video games? Snack food?
We’re inspired by our dreams. We just let them come true.
How’d you fund this venture? VC? Self-funding? Crowdfunded? Where’d you get the money, man?
Our project is a self-funding but venture… is still an option.
Got any great bootstrapping tips for the lean startups out there?
Believe in you!
What other advice do you have for other entrepreneurs struggling to get started?
No pain, no gain.
What would you do if you had a year off and $500,000 to spend (on something other than work)?
I would change the life of my local community. I would show them than less in a year with less than $500k, they can make their dreams come true.
Do you consider yourself a successful entrepreneur? If not, what’ll make you feel successful?
I feel like successful entrepreneur.
Top 5 websites you couldn’t live without and why?
- Bootstrapmaster – it’s an apple in daddy’s eye
- Brix – (r)evolution in progress
- Mashable – know what’s going on
- KillerStartups – to catch the best ideas
- Eetimes – cause technology fuels innovation
What is your music streaming player of choice, and what are you listening to right now?
Good old fashioned YT with The Piano Guys…
Number 1 country you’ve always wanted to visit but haven’t yet? (And why that country?)
USA – cause it never rains in California and LA is the place to be :)
Three people (other than you) we should follow on Twitter and why?
- Lukasz Holeczek – he is the creator of creativeLabs, serial enterpreneur and geek starupper
- Radoslaw Sikorski – Polish Foreign Minister who’s addicted to Twitter (get the latest news)
- Bootstrapmaster – web design and Twitter Bootstrap have never been sexier before…
Please share some specific numbers (funding, revenue, visitors) that highlight your growth.
BootstrapMaster gained more than 10k customers in less than a year. Brix, which is some kind of the next step for that project gain almost 3k of news subscribers in two weeks.
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