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:


Designer/Illustrator Eiko Ojala brings this vertical landscape to life with paper cut outs and layered illustrations. Check out the work in more detail here.


In his project “Black Hole” Fabian Oefner captures paint in motion, creating a series of colorful, abstract sculptures. See the full series, and learn how he does it, here.  

The Results from the ‘Behance Talent Search: Student Edition’

All-nighters, limited funds, and not nearly enough hours in a day –being a student is tough! We recently ran a competition to celebrate the hard work and innovation of creative students, awarding prizes for the top work. Submissions were judged based on presentation, creativity, originality, thought-process and execution. Of the 2,000+ submissions, check out the lucky few who’ll be taking home a series of creative prizes:


Kachi-Katah, a transformative chair inspired by a Japanese flower, by product designer Masamune Kaji


A collection of oil paintings by artist Matthew Adelberg


Illustrations for an interactive e-book by illustrator Rafael Alvarez


A conceptual project with 3D modeling for a new Volvo model by automotive designer Alexandar Alexiev


A self promotional branding project by graphic designer Yerevan Dilanchian
 

The Alva Fellowships 2013, Empowering the Next Generation of Inventors

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Are you incubating a remarkable invention? Applications are now open for our second annual Alva Fellowship program, which will provide seed grants to empower the next generation of inventors to take action on their ideas.

Presented with our friends at GE, the Alva Fellowships will select three winners under 30 years of age who have demonstrated remarkable potential to create useful and innovative new products or services that will help the world work better.The Alva Fellows will be identified through an application process in which young creators share their qualifications as idea executors and outline a specific proposal for a new product or service that they want to bring to market.

All Alva Fellowship winners will receive a $13,500 cash grant to be used in the creation of the proposed product, as well as 1 complimentary ticket to the 2013 99U Conference, a $1,500 travel stipend, and access to GE’s  many experts and educational resources around the world.

More info on official rules & applying here. 

 

Great opportunities this week: Entry-level Design jobs

Behance JobList hosts the best opportunities in the creative job market from top companies across the globe. Here’s a roundup of fresh postings on the JobList this week.

For daily updates on the latest opportunities, follow @BehanceJobs on Twitter

Junior and Senior Designer, UI / UX & Graphic Design at Metrik (San Francisco, CA)
Metrik is a full-service, multidisciplinary design studio looking for a motivated designer who is eager to work on all phases of the design process.

Junior Web Designer at Walrus (New York, NY)
An opportunity to support a larger staff but also to own your own projects. It’s a big job, and you’ll gain a ton of experience quickly and there’s lots of room to grow.

Junior Graphic Designer at OutSystems (Lisbon, Portugal)
For highly creative and energetic candidates that value broadening their knowledge not only in the Design field but also in Marketing and Business.

Junior- Senior Designers at Spring Studios (New York, NY)
Spring Studios is currently hiring all levels of designers to communicate client messages across a variety of mediums and platforms.

Junior Graphic Designer (Print and Interactive) at Bortz Group (Chicago, IL)
Faced-paced marketing firm representing an array of clients in the Chicagoland area is in need of a Junior Graphic Designer looking to kick off their career and contribute to a small team of busy creatives.

Junior layout designer/graphic designer/retoucher at Lime Crime (Los Angeles)
LOVE makeup? Obsessed with fonts, textures, and text-based design? Then you want to join this young, creative team.

Junior Graphic Designer: Packaging and Print at Snakebite, Inc (North Chelmsford, MA)
Develop and implement designs according to brand standards for projects including food packaging and marketing collateral for ten established brands in the retail industry.

Cupid for creatives: Behance’s Scott Belsky pairs talent with employers


On the walls of its Soho offices in Manhattan, Behance showcases artwork from its network of designers, photographers, typographers and illustrators. IdeaPaint-covered walls allow its 30 staff to write with whiteboard pens almost anywhere: one wall charts a freelancer payment system, another, a green gyre of code.

Scott Belsky, the company’s 32-year-old CEO, wants to pair talent with employers: his marketing and career services department for creatives has showcased more than two million projects from a million members in 172 countries.

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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:


Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is hard work, but this app makes monitoring your BMI, calorie intake and heart rate easy. This informative app with a beautifully designed interface comes from web designer Gabor Jutasi and graphic designer Daniel Koveshazi. See more “medical apps” here.

Digital artist Timothy Reynolds created a series of low-poly animal sculptures – the result of a self-initiated animal study. Check out the full series of 3D digital renderings (including an elephant, wooly mammoth and a reindeer) here.