Introducing Adobe Portfolio: Beautifully Simple Creative Portfolio Websites

When your creative work is your life’s work, nothing is more important than showcasing it on a beautiful website. With Adobe Portfolio – which comes free with any Adobe Creative Cloud plan – you can quickly and simply build a website to highlight your creative work, so you can get back to doing what you do best.

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Today, we’re thrilled to unleash a new advantage for the creative world: Adobe Portfolio, a tool to build your own personalized website in minutes, available to Creative Cloud subscribers today.

At Adobe, we have the singular mission of providing creatives with the tools they need to create their best work, while empowering them to get the exposure they deserve. We can now take this a step further and equip you with a simple, powerful tool to create your own personal website, optimized and branded to show off what you do best.

Because the portfolio is the new visual resume, Adobe Portfolio lets creatives in any field easily design a customized website outfitted with extensive galleries of work—providing a vital opportunity to convey skills, style, and specialties in a way that captures the all-important first impression.

Adobe Portfolio takes the pain out of creating a website and is flexible to fit a wide range of styles. Whether you prefer an off-the-shelf layout, or something one-of-a-kind, you can individualize the site design to fit your style, aesthetic, and career goals. You can further customize your site with a personalized URL, analytics tracking, Typekit fonts, and password-protected pages. Adobe Portfolio also supports responsive design for ensuring your work looks great on all screen sizes.

To give your work added exposure, if you’re a member of Behance, your Adobe Portfolio projects will sync automatically with your Behance profile—giving millions of viewers the opportunity to discover and interact with your work.

How will you leave your digital mark? Visit Adobe Portfolio to learn more.

 

A Look Back at 2015′s Year In Creativity

Today we’re launching our second annual Behance Year in Review and we’re very excited to share it with everyone. What a year it has been for Behance and our community; we welcomed so many new members who shared outstanding work and contributed to interesting trends we never expected. Take a few moments to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of the Behance community as we look forward to another amazing year in 2016.

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Member Success Story – Emi Haze

Digital artist from Monfalcone, Italy, Emi Haze, has really brought out her illustrative and design skills when creating the concept and final artwork for the New York Times bestseller “Vanishing Girls.” Emi’s previous work for the “Dream On” video for the Photoshop 25th Anniversary gave her a lot of exposure on YouTube and the creative world. The video went on to win Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2015, a Graphite Pencil D&AD Award, two AICP Awards and a nomination for Outstanding Commercial at Emmy Awards 2015.

While working on the cover for the book, Emi realized that it was quite the feat to encapsulate an entire book’s soul into one image. She worked hard to make sure the photo and all its contents were intriguing and attractive – to spark the interest of readers who naturally enjoy the genre and the people who don’t. Because of her beautiful and unique work for Vanishing Girls, Emi has already been commissioned to create the cover for for “Panic” which is another book written by the same author.

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Her pro tip: “Every time you publish a project, you’re not just showcasing your work, you’re showing the world a little bit of yourself as a designer, and your presentation reflects this, so give it personality. Pristine image quality is a must. Make sure that all your images are crisp and at a good size when you post them on Behance. Posting detail shots is always a good idea. Include “the making of”, style frames, explorations, rejected versions, colour versions, detailed pics… Your work isn’t just the final image you created…the presentation is everything.”

PRW #8 Wrap Up & Thank You

Behance Portfolio Review Week #8 has officially come to a close and we are so thrilled with the success of the events around the world. With a total of 240 events these past few weeks, PRW8 spanned over 71 countries! We want to thank all of the hosts and participants this year for their hard work and dedication to growing the Behance community worldwide. We can’t wait to see what PRW 2016 has in store!

PRW8 – Thank You from Behance on Vimeo.

PRW #8 Stats:

Events: 240
Cities: 203
Countries: 71
Appreciation Coins Awarded: 1200

Countries with the most events:

United States (32) – California with 8!
Mexico (22)
Brazil (14)
India (11)
Ukraine (9)
Colombia (9)
Italy (8)

Links to check out:
Event Flickr Gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/behanceportfolioreviews/sets/
Portfolio Review Pinterest Page: http://pinterest.com/behance/behance-portfolio-reviews/

Marie Bergeron: FilmDoo Creative Poster Competition Winner!

FilmDoo’s Film Poster Creativity Competition, which closed earlier this year in August, named Marie Bergeron as their winner! The contest, which was hosted on Behance, ran for a few months and the winner received a paid opportunity to create artwork/ a poster for an upcoming film set to release by the end of this year.

Marie worked closely with Gareth Evens (director – Raid, Raid 2) and the Third Window team this summer on sketches for the poster for the special edition release of Takashi Kitano’s 1997 HABA-BI (Fireworks). Knowing that her audience would be a lot more of a niche fan base compared to what she was used to, Marie focused on the fan’s constructive criticism that she received and carefully monitored after the release of her early sketches and applied it to her work.

sketchSince the movie is a special release of the 1997 original, Marie “focused on one design with various modifications to color, placements, titles, etc.” She aimed to keep the vintage theme and added beige variations to the sketches and the final poster. FilmDoo and Third Window are extremely pleased with Marie’s process and final work that they are happy to announce that they have asked Marie to help design all of the artwork for future Kitano releases.

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Most Appreciated Projects: Monthly Roundup

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:

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45318e30825765.56346d71419b1The Monster Project 2015, which has over 40 collaborators, is one of this months most creative projects! Artists from all over the world worked together to transform kids drawings of monsters into art – whether it be a digital art form or a claymation. The monsters that we create with our imaginations when we are little are brought to life with vibrant colors and personality.

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Starting with just a cube shaped sketch, Maria Tiurina has illustrated and given a life to each of the four seasons in her recent project, Seasonal Illustrations. Using rich, bold colors and a personal color scheme for each drawing, Maria has incorporated all of the things that come to mind when imagining a season, whether it be presents during the holidays or flowers blooming as the Spring season approaches.

Behind the Project: Boathouses

In this series we will look deeper into a work that was especially admired in our community: Boathouses, created by Rutger Paulusse. This piece captures the nautical spirit of the Dutch artist’s hometown of Amsterdam in a colorful, visually striking way. You can sense the joy Paulusse gets from the entire creative process in his responses to each question. Enjoy!

What was your inspiration for this project?

I live in Amsterdam which is packed with boathouses. I really love them and I really want to own one, one day. It has something romantic to it of course, but it’s mostly about freedom. Theoretically, you could move your house anywhere in the world, so it gives a sense of freedom. Also you don’t have any direct neighbors so that is really special in a crazy crowded city such as Amsterdam. I also really love the canals in Amsterdam. There’s something about water and floating which intrigues me. Maybe it’s just because us humans consist of 60%-70% water, I don’t know! After seeing a lot of boathouses and visiting some friends who own them I really wanted to use that as inspiration for an illustration series.

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Clemson University x Adobe – Digital Studio Collaboration

Clemson University has recently launched their Adobe Studio inside the Cooper Library – an open-access space dedicated to providing students with tools to fuel their creative work. The studio is equipped with a soundproof audio production studio, a video production studio, collaborative workstations, high-res scanners and a Behance wall (1 of 3 in the country!) which features high definition screens that stream images from local and online projects. The Behance wall is driven by the criteria that the students are searching, whether it be a “street photography” or “typefaces,” and then displays them across the nine screens.

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The “Creativity Bar” spans from the entrance and to the full length of the studio and is equipped with comfortable chairs and areas where students are able to refine their ideas and work collaboratively with others. Students and faculty are encouraged to work on projects together, learn from each others work and hopefully create a curriculum with more creative edge. Clemson University was the first school in the country to grant full access of the Adobe Creative Cloud to all students and staff last year, so the opening of the studio is definitely an exciting addition to the campus!

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The studio is run by highly trained UPic Adobe Interns who are ready to answer any questions that visitors might have about the software or equipment. All the members have expertise in different fields that are naturally driven by creativity.

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