Links roundup from Behance Portfolio Review events around the world

Another amazing Portfolio Review Week has come to an end, but the stories of the events all around the world are still being told on blogs and in the press. We’ve rounded up a few favorites below!

Sketchbook Magazine: Behance Portfolio Reviews at the Al Turki Business Park Tower in Khobar

“Through the hustle and bustle of the event that took place on the 1st floor of the Al Turki Business Park tower, visitors ooh-ed and aah-ed over the spectacular work of the participants. Art in all it’s mediums, including digital art, sketch art, animation, comic book art, and photography, gathered in the same spot.”

Illustrator’s Ireland: Portfolio Review at The Copper House Gallery in Dublin

“The crowd on the night was a brilliant mix of people coming from design, photography and illustration. The opportunity to speak and hear about how people develop their work is always fascinating and it opens communication between those working in different creative fields.”

Design Assembly: Yoobee School of Design in Auckland’s Portfolio Review

“With over 40 attendees there was mingling, networking and drinks, followed by a short welcome, then 60 minutes of portfolio reviews held in a friendly, discussion format with industry professionals.”


dnaIndia: Pune, India Portfolio Review at Lokusdesign

“Our aim is to promote fresh talent, giving them a chance to work on some of the top brands in the industry. With global design firms entering the Indian markets, it is important that the Indian designers are equipped to face the growing competition.”

The Davaoist: 5 Reasons Why You Should Join Behance Portfolio Reviews in Davao

“#4: You and your artworks will finally get the recognition (or exposure) that they deserve.”

This Week’s Most Appreciated Projects

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 week:


 
The Great Gatsby has had some major influence not only in theaters, but on Behance. Like Minded Studios collaborated with Baz Luhrman, Catherine Martin & Bazmark Team to create some dazzling Gatsby branding.


 
Russian designers Hobo and Sailor have created retro style branding for Velocity Cycle Club, producting a very consistent visual identity with animated gifs that keep our head spinning.

Pin it!

This past week, we updated our Behance mobile app for iPhone with one big addition: PINS!  Now, as long as you have the Pinterest app installed, you can Pin a project you love.

 

When you tap the “Share” button when viewing a project, you’ll now have the option to share with Pinterest.  When you tap Pinterest, their app will launch and you’ll be able to edit your pin.  You’ll then be redirected back to Behance’s app.

Download/update the app today!

Behance Announcements at Adobe Max

Earlier this month at Adobe MAX, Scott Belsky and the Adobe team announced some exciting ways that Behance will now be integrated into the Creative Cloud membership, allowing for a streamlined process for sharing work to our platform.

With Behance now integrated with Creative Cloud, you can seamlessly share your Work-In-Progress right from creative.adobe.com, and starting on June 17, with the release of the new CC subscription applications, Photoshop CC will allow users share to Behance directly from the application. In addition, ProSite will be available at no additional cost for Creative Cloud paid members. You can use ProSite to design an incredible portfolio site that stays in sync with your projects on Behance, increasing your efficiency and helping your work get more exposure.

Learn more about the announcement made at AdobeMAX:

Tech Crunch - Adobe Updates Creative Cloud with Deep Behance Integration
Creative Boom - A Creative Evolution & the next generation of creativity
Forbes - Adobe’s Behance: The Creative Graph Lets Your Work Do the Networking
Wall Street Journal - Adobe Accelerates Shift to the Cloud
Adobe Blog - Adobe Unveils Major Update to Creative Cloud 

 

Portfolio Review Week is in Full Swing

We’re right in the middle of Behance Portfolio Review Week, and are seeing an outpouring of buzz all over the internet about these community-planned events that are currently going on around the globe. Join in on the fun by browsing what people are saying, and enjoy some highlights below:

Instagram Feed
Pinterest Highlights
Flickr Photosets
Twitter Feed #BehanceReviews 

Ottawa, Canada

 


Budapest, Hungary


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Portfolio Review Week has begun!

Portfolio Review Week has officially kicked off around the world! With over 200 events scheduled worldwide, we’re seeing news and pictures popping up from these inspiring gatherings. People are sharing work & getting feedback all over the world, and the internet!

Here’s some early news and pictures from these events:

Brasilia, Brasil

Vladivostok, Russia

Rome, Italy 

Make sure to check out our Flickr & Pinterest page for more event coverage!

Meet the Team: Nami

Who are you and what do you do at Behance?
Konichiwa! I am Nami Berglund, Associate Curator at Behance.
I moved from Tokyo to New York in late 2010 with my husband. My daughter is in college studying Theater. I have been very fortunate to be part of this culturally-diverse team of talented people at Behance. Oscar Ramos Orozco and I look through all the projects that Behance members upload, spot new talents and curate for the Network and Served Sites. It is a challenging job because it is very organic. Before joining Behance, in Tokyo I worked as a Game Producer, Visual Effects Producer and a Strategic Planner.

What are the three desktop tools you can’t live without?
1.
Behance Admin tools – We have a custom curation tools for featuring projects on Behance and all to of the Serve Sites.
2. Google Chrome – The only browser that can withstand the abuse of opening multiple tabs at the same time.
3. YouTube and Soundcloud- Endless choice of music – DJ set from Matthew Dear, Michael Mayer and Old School House Music – Contemporary Music from Steve Reich and Phillip Glass. When I need extra push and focus, I listen to various Speed and Heavy Metal my favorites are Powermad and Ronnie James Dio.

What have you worked on recently that you are extra proud of?
The team has recently been awarded with a Webby for Self-Promotion/Portfolio in both Official and People’s Choice category. I am very proud to be a part of the team!

Can you name a few of your favorite blogs and sites?
Racked – the perfect website for keeping track of what is going on in the city. I love fashion and good restaurants.
Streeteasy, Apartment Therapy and Curbed – Living space is challenging in New York. I want to stay informed and inspired to utilize space.

 Follow Nami on Behance

This Week’s Most Appreciated Projects

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 week:


Benevolent Society, Australia’s first and oldest charity, gets a contemporary makeover with this new, colorful brand identity by Annika Weis. Check out the full project here.


Designer Aaron von Freter documents the process that goes into his vintage-looking swing tags, from the materials, to creating custom rubber stamps, and embracing all the tiny imperfections that come up along the way. See Freter’s process here.

Behance Testimonials- Daryl Feril

Over the past few months, we’ve reached out to our users for their success stories and we’ve gotten some great responses thus far.  Over the next few months, we’re going to be featuring these stories with the world!

“I opened my Behance account way back 2009 while still in college but was not fully active. I thought some of my works weren’t strong enough to be published, as I wanted to have a solid style before putting it out there.

But after my graduation last year, I posted my 1st self-initiated project “Brands In Full Bloom” (http://bit.ly/LGYttU), which was just an experimentation of a new style I’m working on. To my surprise it was featured on the front page of the site few days after it was published. That project spread like crazy to various fashion blog sites. It led me to my 1st design gig for Line Skis USA and a feature page on Computer Arts magazine.

What’s more astonishing, a few months after that I received an email from luxury advertising agency AR New York, told me that my work was spotted on a random blog site and they wanted to board me on a very big project. They commissioned me to create the illustrations for LVHM DFS Galleria’s Spring/Summer 2013 “Passage To Paradise” (http://bit.ly/10sobEp). The next thing I know, renowned fashion photographer Craig McDean photographed it for the final campaign and can now be seen in 14 countries around the world.

 

Putting your work out there really could jumpstart any career, because you’ll never know who gets to see them – could be an art director from your local design community or even creative directors from international ad agencies.

Hardwork, courage and the exposure I got from Béhance definitely made my dream design career happen.

 -Daryl Feril, Philippined-based designer/illustrator

www.darylferil.com ”

 

Thanks to Daryl for sharing his story.  Want to be featured here or on our Testimonials page?  Visit our testimonials page and share your story!