Looking for inspiration? Creative Bloq put together a list of some of the best typography portfolios on Behance, check it out!
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We created Curated Galleries to bring you a steady supply of top creative work, with each site streaming fresh projects in specific categories like architecture, packaging design and fashion. Our curation team combs through each and every project on Behance to serve up the best of what they find. Click here to view the full selection of curated sites or visit the Galleries tab –> Curated Sites on be.net. Here are a few recent highlights:
From the Toy Design gallery: a series of custom characters.
From the Furniture Design gallery: folding lamps that double as storage pots.
From the Web Design gallery: a custom website for Hugo Boss.
Who are you and what do you do at Behance?
Hi! I’m William Allen – I run Strategy & Operations here at Behance. I watch all the money coming in and out of the business, study our user analytics, push forward our marketing and advertising initiatives, and read through boring contracts. But mostly I get to learn from an amazing team.
What are three desktop tools you can’t live without?
1) Evernote for organizing my thoughts
2) Sequel Pro for database analytics work
3) Excel – still the world’s best program for anyone who works with finance and data.
What have you worked on recently that you’re extra proud of?
We hold weekly analytics meetings with our design/product teams – and every week we learn something new. Proud to be able to put our amazing growth into charts!
Keep up with Will on Twitter at @WilliamAllen.
Hurricane Sandy had devastating effects on those near and dear to us, including our friends at TOKEN, a design studio based in Red Hook, Brooklyn. This talented team is extremely active in the Behance community, and they were kind enough to share their story.
When was the studio first opened? How did it get started?
TOKEN opened in 2007 after Emrys and Will took over a small furniture/lighting studio and furniture/lighting design office that they had been running for a fashion brand.
What type of work does your studio primarily focus on?
TOKEN is a Red Hook, Brooklyn-based design and manufacturing studio that develops contemporary handcrafted furniture and lighting objects embodying the evolving intentions of American modernism.
What creative project you’ve worked on are you most proud of?
If you’ve been to Lincoln Center recently, you might have even seen some of our work featured within the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater. We were one of three local NYC design studios selected by the New York City Ballet to showcase our work there for visitors to enjoy.
Could you describe the effect Hurricane Sandy had on the studio?
When Sandy came ashore, she brought with her about six feet of brackish storm surge and delivered it right into our Red Hook studio. She trashed our space, submerged our machinery, ruined raw material, and destroyed our offices and showroom.
What has helped your team stay motivated and positive throughout this tragedy?
Knowing and believing in the fact that change, whether its forced by massive flooding or not, can be pushed in very positive directions.
How can people help and get involved?
By following the growth of our brand and by passing the word along that we are rebuilding and going to come back stronger than before.
Help TOKEN recover from Hurricane Sandy- Donate here
Be sure to check their incredible work
This post is part of a series where Behance developers talk about the various tools they use to get things done and make ideas happen.
Hello all, I’m Ko Uchiyama and I am the Head of DevOps over here at Behance. My main responsibilities are to make sure all of our systems are running smoothly – servers, databases, networks, etc. I also do lots of automation work with bash scripting and Puppet. I find it really helpful to automate as many tasks as possible, so that I can spend more time on the more important tasks at hand and being more proactive.
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Portfolio Review Week has officially come to an end. With communities and events formed all over the world, this has been a successful second round. Thank you to all that have participated in getting and giving feedback, and connecting with your local creative community. We truly appreciate you!
Stay tuned for more round up’s and recaps on these events!
On Behance you can create a portfolio, share it, promote or sell your work, make new connections, build a following, check your stats and more. Since this is a lot of ground to cover, we made a little video that highlights some basic Behance features. Take a look:
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:
Smart branding for the smallest North American cafe! Check out this identity project for a quaint little coffee join in Montreal, Quebec.
99U is Behance’s education arm, where we share tips & insights on making ideas happen. Through a web magazine, bestselling book and annual conference, we share best practices from the world’s most productive creative people.
Jonathan Adler is now synonymous with the irreverent designs — pottery, housewares, furniture and beyond — that he sells around the world, but it all started with a college professor who didn’t believe in him. After receiving discouraging feedback about his ambitions to be a potter, Adler wandered around New York City doing odd jobs that usually ended with him getting fired.
After some soul-searching, Adler returned to his true love, pottery, and learned the value of ignoring the expectations of others and following your dream. Here, he injects his trademark wit while sharing how he found his underlying message of “irreverent luxury” as his business evolved from pottery to pillows to rooms.