Portfolio Review Week #8: Instagram Roundup

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Portfolio Review Week #8 is well underway, with events taking place all over the world! We gathered some of our favorite Instagrams from the events that have taken place so far. Be sure to tag social media posts from your own events with #BehanceReviews! To see more pictures, videos, and posters from every event, visit the Behance Portfolio Review Pinterest board!

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Portfolio Review Week #8: Poster Roundup

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Portfolio Review Week #8 just started today, but the PRW hosts around the world have already been promoting their events for weeks in creative and beautiful ways. We’ve rounded up some of the amazing, eye catching posters for Portfolio Reviews worldwide!

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It’s still time to signup for the Portfolio Review Week events! More informartion directly at be.net/reviews!
For more posters, pictures, and videos, follow the Portfolio Reviews Pinterest board!

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PRW#8 is starting next week!

Creative People, get ready!  Behance Portfolio Review Week is here.  Starting on Monday October 26th, hundreds of events are happening around the world helping creatives connect and see the amazing work that’s happening in their community. Learn from peers, hear from experienced speakers, and get feedback on your work!

As always, you can follow along on Twitter with #BehanceReviews.  While there isn’t time left to host an event, check out https://www.behance.net/reviews/find to see events in your area!

Other links to follow along:

Event Flickr Gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/behanceportfolioreviews/sets/
Portfolio Review Pinterest Page: http://pinterest.com/behance/behance-portfolio-reviews/
Blog Posts: http://blog.behance.net/teamblog/tag/behancereviews

Behance Testimonial – Campbell La Pun

A pop stencil artist based in Tokyo, Campbell La Pun, has recently landed an awesome exhibit in the NYC Krause Gallery, for his “Excess Fumes” project.  Employing everything from “stencils to aerosol and acrylic paint on wood and canvas, La Pun takes us careering through the modern world.” The paintings on his spray paint cans are reflections of the bright and neon world of pop culture iconography. He is inspired by spray paint cans because they offer a world of infinite colors and creations and because they are the source of beautiful wall mirages all over the world.

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La Pun’s exhibit featured a large canvas version on of each of his cans from his project, Excess Fumes. The cans, when seen displayed really portray “a neon world of candy colored madness that perpetually blinks in the artificial brightness of Times Square in New York and the Shibuya district in Tokyo.” Each one was recognizable at first glance and makes  a huge statement because the first thing to jump out at you is the color and then the branding. It was truly amazing to see his work put up in such a great gallery and to see how he is bringing the world most notorious street art material and answering his own question of “from the furious minute of shaking to the sound of the clunking marble, gently pushing the cap releasing the built up pressure inside through a tiny hole to produce a mist of color to create what?”9e36e8_25e98c649cfe441fbf59a05d35310783.jpg_srb_p_944_708_75_22_0.50_1.20_0 9e36e8_d270b196c524497b9e17db14baecae73.jpg_srb_p_600_699_75_22_0.50_1.20_0

 

Behance at Salt Lake Design Week

Nestled in the Traverse Mountains about a thirty minute drive south from Salt Lake City is Lehi, Utah, home to one of Adobe’s offices in the US. Calling it simply an office is doing the campus a disservice; opened in 2013, the cutting-edge space is home to over nine hundred employees, complete with a full cafeteria, large meeting spaces, and even a basketball court. Buzzing around this modern office maze is Drew Milton, an interactive art director with Adobe and AIGA Salt Lake City Director of Relationships. An advocate for Behance, he invited me to conduct a workshop for Salt Lake Design Week focusing on how to create and promote your online portfolio. It borders on incredulity to hear how many creatives, especially young graduates, fail to build or maintain their online creative portfolios, so I love to take any opportunity to show how important it is.

 

For anyone unfamiliar with Utah, the first thing you think about is definitely not the design community, and that’s the reason events like Salt Lake Design Week and organizations like AIGA are so important. When visiting, the first thing that hits you is how wide open everything feels. Coming from New York where buildings crowd out everything but sneaking rays of sun, the Salt Lake Region, including Lehi, felt Martian in comparison. Crisp air surrounded fast moving highways that hugged red-brown mountains dotted with housing complexes and shopping centers. Looking out into the distance, the grey mountains met a brilliantly blue sky. Standing in front of the massive Adobe Campus, all I could think about was what kind of creative work was coming out of place like this?

As I kicked off the presentation, it was great to see flurry of hands go up when I asked who was familiar with Behance. Besides the presentation, my attendees got to hear from David Habben, a long-time Behance member who was able to share some of his best practices and field questions from the group. He has a great wrap up here.

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The best part of the evening, by far, was being able to speak one-on-one with a few members who are excited to get their careers started and share amazing work they find on Behance. Looking at some of their profiles, it’s clear that the physical environment of Salt Lake City definitely leaves it’s mark on the creative work coming out of it. A major concern many had was being able to find reliable work in Salt Lake since there’s certainly a pull toward the coasts for many creatives. What Salt Lake Design Week showed me is that there’s definitely a vibrant creative community with a style all its own that is worth being a part of.  Whether or not Salt Lake will become a viable place for creative careers will have to be seen, but as technology continues to make businesses and careers less dependent on physical location, the odds are looking better than ever for Salt Lake City.

I want to thank Drew Milton and AIGA Salt Lake City for inviting and hosting me as well as The Mandate Press of Salt Lake City who whipped up about five hundred Behance themed coasters for us!

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Behind the Project: Breitling for Bentley (Director’s Cut)

In this series we will look deeper into a work that was especially admired in our community: Breitling for Bentley (Director’s Cut), created by Crys Ju. The Korean motion graphics designer, inspired by modern car commercials and the film scores of the composer Selma Mutal, created this striking commercial video for her VDAS (Visual Design & Art School) senior project. Check out what the artist had to say about her inspiration and her creative process, then watch the video on Behance.

What was your inspiration for this project?

The concept for ‘Breitling for Bentley’ is combining the best of the two brands, Breitling and Bentley. Even though this project is for the branding of Breitling, which is a watch company, I was inspired by car commercials that I watched on Vimeo. I learned a lot about editing and directing for film from watching these surprisingly dramatic car commercials.

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Behance at Adobe Max 2015

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Adobe MAX, the yearly event where 6,000 creatives from all over the world meet in LA, is in full swing. MAX is where the creative community comes together to share ideas, inspiration and learn from one another. MAX is always a great event to showcase all the inspiring work that Behance members create and upload each day. We snapped a few of the many spots around the convention center that your creative work was highlihted, including on the main stage of the Staples center.

This year, we also got to preview our newest product - Adobe Portfolio - which launched this week in limited preview mode!  Repping from Behance’s NY team, Roxanne Schwartz, Al Rossin and Will Allen led the session “New Adobe Tools to Create a Killer Personal Website,” where they gave a sneak-peak of our all new portfolio building service. Showcasing your work is beautifully simple with Adobe Portfolio. You can now request early access at www.myportfolio.com

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Behind the Project: Critters

In this series we will look deeper into a work that was especially admired in our community: Critters, created by Teodoru Badiu. The Austrian 3D artist’s fantastic, colorful, yet slightly twisted 3D character designs have gained Badiu an impressive following on Behance. Critters is a perfect encapsulation of Badiu’s unique style, so we asked the artist a few questions about the creative process behind his latest work.

What was your inspiration for this project?
I needed some small characters for a story that I developed based on my “Forest Folk” and “Pets and Monsters” characters. I thought that it would be a good idea to use worms, snakes and bugs as inspirations for the characters.

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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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The way that Emi Haze has transformed her – what started as a watercolor painting – to a incredibly realistic digital art photograph is truly outstanding. The colors are exceptionally rich and gives the overall effect of a palpable texture. As other have already noted on this project – we “look forward to seeing a lot more of your work!”

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It never hurts to stand out from the crowd – especially if you’re looking for a job! Fernando Báez gives a fresh new look to the traditional resume layout. This clean cut rendition of the resume that incorporates graphics really gives personality to person it is representing. We love how he compartmentalizes each section and helps to draw attention to every detail that can easily be overlooked.