Sara Marshall joined Behance this year and posted her first project Brand by Hand; An experimental lettering project in March. This original redesign of some of the most famous logos instantly became a huge success, and Sara kindly accepted to tell us more about her creation process, her choices and inspirations!
What was your inspiration for this project? There had been a surge in minimalist branding projects that take a logo or packaging and strip them back to the bare minimum or change the font to helvetica while trying to hold onto the essence of the brand. They kind of inspired me to do the opposite – I was like “let’s put some flourishes and swashes on there and let’s get some gradients in ink opacity and retain the brushstrokes and paper texture and anything else that would be the antithesis of corporate branding”! I almost intended it as a joke and it was a good excuse to do some hand-lettering for my final university project at Auckland University of Technology. I also had the unique opportunity to work on it with Peter Gilderdale who is an incredible calligrapher so I had to take advantage of having his expertise and guidance on the project.
In this series we will look deeper into a work that was especially admired in our community: AniWall, created by Bram Vanhaeren. Bram, a 24 year-old artist with a strong passion for portraits – and risk – was kind enough to share with us his process and inspiration for this recent project as well as his own strategy to make his creations successful!
Can you describe your process in creating this project? Most people would be surprised if I told them it only takes me about two hours to complete a portrait! I believe the energy in my work comes from the fact that I don’t – or can’t – overthink about it. It is created within a very short period of time with a lot of energy and emotions. I love to embrace my small errors during this creation! I am all about – “Wow I love this song, this artist moves me! Let’s put this into a portrait”. I then draw for one hour, add colors, animation, music … Breathe and before I am able to judge the project I publish it on the web! I release it and watch the reactions. As you can see I embrace the chance to fail. I love it; I try to bring it as pure and honest as I can.
Appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative professional on Behance. This is our community’s way of curating the network, so that the best projects gain the most exposure. Here’s a look at two of the most appreciated projects on Behance this month:
Don’t these character designs from Berlin’s Vivien Bertin look about ready to jump right out of the screen and start talking to you? We’re loving all the personality and emotion that comes across in these designs. And +1 on the fact that Bertin gives an inside into her process and the tools she uses to create.
This Volkswaagen campaign pokes fun at the common white lies we tell our kids (some funny ones after the cut!), but we’re guessing what made this project a crowd-pleaser this month are the killer accompanying illustrations. With a distinctive color palette and an creative use of negative space, you’ll enjoy this work from Tom Haugomat and Raphael Ghisalberti.
Earlier this spring, we told you about FilmDoo’s “Film Poster Creativity Competition,” where three winners will be given the paid opportunity to create artwork for an upcoming film release this year and have their work on display Cannes Film Festival (plus a ton of other great prizes)!
After almost 1,000 fantastic entries from creatives around the world, the winners were announced live at Cannes Film Festival. We’re happy to announce & give a huge congrats to our three winners:
If you followed #behancereviews on Twitter and Instagram, you’ve seen photos, posters, and more from the incredible hosts of Portfolio Review Week #7. But what’s it like to be at the events themselves? Here’s a deeper dive into a few events via videos captured by the hosts!
How do you make a good portfolio great? How do you show off what you do and get discovered for your creative work? Enroll in our just-launched Skillshare class, where we’ll give our best advice on getting found.
Over the last couple of years having an online portfolio has gone from a nice-to-have to a must-have for any creative professional. In this class, we’ll walk through how to make a good portfolio great and how to get yourself and your work discovered in the creative communities you belong to. Leave this class with an online footprint that shows off who you are, what you can do and most importantly, gets you found.
Behance is the world’s largest creative platform, home to 5 million members. Since Behance launched in 2007, our team has seen hundreds of thousands of portfolios, and knows what makes the most successful portfolios stand out from the crowd and get the attention that will kickstart and advance your career.
Want to visit NYC this summer and kick your photography portfolio up a notch?
We were psyched to see that longtime Behance member Julian Hibbard will be leading a month-long Digital Photography Portfolio Intensive this July at NYU’s prestigious Center for Advanced Digital Applications. The best part? Any Behance member who wants to register for the course gets 10% off!
The course is ideal for photographers or photography students who are looking to take on a personal project or who wish to develop a cohesive body of work. What can you expect? You’ll approach the development of a portfolio “as a multistage process involving a combination of research, experimentation, off-campus visits, weekly assignments and interaction between class participants, working photographers and industry insiders.”
Spend your summer crafting an amazing portfolio – you’ll get one-on-one feedback to help cultivate your personal vision. Sneak peek on some guest speakers: creative directors, a magazine photo director, the president of a commercial stock library, a curator, a creative strategist and the director of AtEdge. The course will finish up in a group exhibition at NYU SPS.
As the last day of Portfolio Review Week approaches, we wanted to thank all of the hosts and participants at the events this year. We hope you got great feedback, gave great feedback and had a blast. Be sure to continue following along with the fun #BehanceReviews
Portfolio Review Week # 7 is here and we have seen some amazing snapshots from events around the world so far. Attend an event near you (it’s not too late!) https://www.behance.net/reviews and be sure to share your favorite moments on Instagram & Twitter with #BehanceReviews.
Portfolio Review Week just started yesterday, but hosts around the world have been promoting their events for weeks in creative and beautiful ways. We’ve rounded up some of the amazing, eye catching posters for Portfolio Reviews worldwide.