We’re excited to announce that The 99% has won a Webby for Best Cultural Blog, topping fellow nominees Speakeasy, the WSJ.com Blog, Letters of Note, Laughing Squid, and PopEater.
Fast Company’s article “Why College Is Not a Bubble, Except for the University of Phoenix” lists the many reasons why a conventional college education is going to continue to be a stepping stone for young people en route to a career. It also takes a look at how talented people who skip college get noticed and find careers–one way being networks like Behance.
“There are always going to be outliers who are entrepreneurial enough, creative enough, talented enough, or geeky enough to succeed without a college degree. Reputation-based networks like Behance and Github can go a long way toward giving colleges a run for their pricey tuition money, opening up the market for providing both learning and job-market signaling for free or at very affordable prices.”
Read more at Fast Company
A recent article on LiveMint, an offshoot of The Wall Street Journal, dug into the world of invite-only social networks. Focusing at first on exclusive dating sites, the article goes on to discuss more work-related networks, such as Behance, Gogoyoko (network for musicians), and Semro (for physicians).
The world is your oyster, by invitation only
Adweek ran a feature on Behance and the “dapper principals” of our creative team: Matias Corea (Chief Designer), Scott Belsky (Founder and CEO) and Alex Krug (Vice President). Within, Behance’s “vision of the new marketplace, where artists, designers, and producers will increasingly operate as free agents” is explained.
Get a sneak peak into life at Behance in a new short feature on Entreprenuer.com about “Entrepreneurial Innovators.” While Behance founder Scott Belsky shares his thoughts on ideas, execution, and innovation, the video meanders through the Behance’s Soho office, offering a glimpse into Behance behind-the-scenes.
Behance founder Scott Belsky was interviewed on episode 14 of “This Week In” a web TV network covering a variety of topics from tech to entertainment, keeping you up to speed on what’s happening each week in their signature fast and funny style.
On Tuesday’s live episode of “This Week in Web Design,” Scott Skyped in, going over the state of modern social communities and what it takes to do it on a massive scale.
Oprah Winfrey’s latest “Master Class” (a collection of interviews with the masters) focuses on the theme of excellence. On Oprah.com, she says:
“You’ll hear it again and again through these interviews with masters – a kind of relentlessness, fierceness, intensity. This approach elicits beautiful work from them and beautiful possibilities for each of us. Welcome to the Master Class on excellence – an invitation to bring your best.”
Behance Founder Scott Belsky was interviewed for the latest “Master Class,” resulting in a piece featured piece. Find it here:
The creative landscape is changing. A new generation of global creators and artists are emerging, equipped with other points of references and other tools. PressPausePlay is a new documentary about this change in production and consumption of Creative Works. The filmmakers interviewed a plethora of creatives at the frontier of production, from Moby to Seth Godin to our very own Scott Belksy.
Find the trailer below, and at PressPausePlay’s Official Site.
Below, find PressPausePlay’s interview with Scott.
At this year’s South By Southwest Conference, Behance Founder Scott Belsky appeared on a few panels. One broached the topic “Designing Careers That Don’t Exist Yet” with a few other folks – Alexis Ohanian of Reddit, Chris Hoyt from PepsiCo. They gave some solid advice on work in the “post-resume age.” In a sentence: “The idea that you can sum up your life in a one-page Microsoft Word doc is out outdated.”
Fast Company covered the panel and noted the takeaways. Find the full, 55 minute panel video here.