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:


Nina Geometrieva steered clear of the traditional corporate approach when building a full brand identity for OUEN, a human resources outsourcing company. Instead, Geometrieva decided to implement more of a humanist feel to the logo and each application – check out the full project here.


In honor of his late father, Creative Director/Illustrator Kirk Wallace designed this minimal tattoo. Wallace managed to capture the many lessons his father taught him and honor his spirit in this one design -  learn more about his approach, check out his sketches and see the final implementation here.

Live from the 99u conference

The 2013 99u conference is well under way, and the first day has been nothing short of incredible. We started off the day with interactive studio sessions, heard some insightful speakers, and ended with intimate master classes.

Here are some memorable pictures & tweets from an epic Day 1.

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Behance Wins a Webby Award for Self-Promotion/Portfolio

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, and we’re thrilled to be included among this year’s incredible list of winners! Behance won the ‘Self-Promotion/Portfolio’ award, which means we’re on the right path to help creatives achieve the exposure they deserve. That said, this is just the beginning and our team is hard at work on a number of updates, projects and new features that we can’t wait to share. Stay tuned!

Learn more about the Webbys and check out the other amazing winners and nominees here.

Updated: Behance App for iPhone!

Earlier last week, we updated our iPhone app to version 2.2.  This app brings WIP (Work in Progress) for mobile users front and center – because as you know, where you work isn’t confided to your desk.  Most excitingly, we’re now pulling images from editing apps like Adobe Photoshop Touch to add to WIPs, that way mobile users can share their work with the rest of the world as easy as our desktop users!

We’re also working on our iPad app and we’re looking for suggestions for you, our users.  Contact us here.

James Victore: Aphorisms on Art & Idea Execution

Hosted by New York’s Ace Hotel, 99U Conference presenter and artist James Victore’s installation “Aphorisms on Art & Idea Execution” presents bold, simple messages to not only creatives, but anyone with an idea worth doing.  Victore’s work includes 1993′s “Racism,” and other works featured at the Louvre and The Library of Congress.

The lurid orange text screen printed on seemingly generic paintings slaps you with messages like “Kill the critic” or “Stop looking for permission,” advice that needs little-to-no explanation. And, if you forget your camera, there are rolls of inspirational stickers opposite the installation that viewers can help themselves to.  99U’s very own Jocelyn Glei interviewed James Victore about his process and workflow.

The exhibit runs through May 25th.  For more info, visit the Ace Hotel’s website.

US Event Roundup: Attend a Portfolio Review

Behance Portfolio Review Week is approaching, and hundreds of events around the world are already being organized and discussed! It’s not too late to host an event in your area or RSVP to attend. To learn more about Behance Portfolio Reviews please visit be.net/reviews.

Check out some US-based events:

New York

When: Thursday, May 16th, 2013 6:45 PM
Where: Huge Brooklyn, 45 Min St. Fl 2, Brooklyn NY

RSVP here

Chicago

When: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 6:00 PM
Where: Next Door 659 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614

RSVP here

Atlanta

When: Monday, May 20th, 2013 6:30 PM
Where: Vitamin T 817 West Peachtree Street Northwest #925 Atlanta, GA

RSVP here

Dallas

When: Saturday, May 18th, 2013, 11:00 AM
Where: Nerve Gallery & Studios, 4819 Woodall St, Dallas TX 75247

RSVP here

Seattle

When: Thursday, May 16th, 2013, 7:00 PM
Where: Filter, 5th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle WA

RSVP here

Many more cities are hosting in the US and around the world! Look for an event near you at Meetup.com/BehanceReviews

 

Behance’s Annual 99U Conference is next week!

We’re only days away from our annual 99U Conference and the Behance office is buzzing with preparations for the big event. Each year, the 99U team brings together a handful of the world’s most productive creative visionaries and researchers to share pragmatic insights on how to push great ideas forward, create incredible art, build businesses, and change the world. Check out this year’s lineup of speakers:

Can’t make it to this year’s conference? Not to worry – we’ll be live tweeting from @99U and recapping the talks on 99U.com, stay tuned!

Portfolio Review Week – Twitter Buzz

Behance Portfolio Review Week is approaching, and hundreds of events around the world are already being organized and discussed! It’s not too late to host an event in your area or RSVP to attend. To learn more about Behance Portfolio Reviews please visit be.net/reviews.

Check out some of our favorite twitter highlights so far: