30 Day Action Method Challenge

Susan Alexander did a 30-day Action Method challenge in which she traded in her old methods for organization for our collection of productivity tools including paper products and Action Method Online. Susan found the 30-day challenge gave her “the chance to deep practice something completely new [...] and become more and more adept at it over a measured period of time.” She even felt her productivity surge quickly after adopting the method.

Learn more about the Action Method Methodology here.

Read more about Susan’s review of AMO, her 30-day challenge and more here.

And learn about the upcoming version of AMO that offers a new and improved approach to productivity here.

Behance on the Importance of Internet Freedom

Check out this Google-sponsored video that will go to all senators and congress emphasizing the importance of Internet freedom. The Stop Online Piracy Act, better known as SOPA, is a bill that grants power to the federal government and copyright holders to take actions against sites that promote copyright infringement, thus threatening to take Internet freedom away. Behance is out front on this issue in many ways – and we will continue to do everything we can to stand up for our medium. Please support Stop the Wall and take a minute to share the video.

Behance Co-Founders are Interviewed for the Upcoming Designer Founders Book

Designer Founders is a not-for-profit book that includes rare and personal interviews with founders of different tech startups. Check out their recent interview with Behance co-founders Scott Belskey and Matias Corea to hear their take on outsourcing design, finding the right partner and even making mistakes.

Read Full Article: Designer Founders Book Sneak Preview: Scott and Matias of Behance

Behance Student Show Buzz

Last month saw the launch of our newest gallery site designed especially for students, The Behance Student Show. Now students can showcase and discover creative student work, browse projects from both undergrad & graduate-level students from institutions around the world, and check out our curated gallery with handpicked student works. Since launch, there’s been quite a bit of buzz around the web about the new StudentShow.

Next Web: Design Students: Discover and Showcase Your Work With Student Show by Behance

Swiss Miss: Student Show

ZDNet: Student Show: Platform Launched For Next Generation Creatives

Designer Daily: Behance Launches Student Show The 9 Best Services to Building an Online Portfolio – Student Show

Find out more about the power of Students & Behance in this video made by our student Ambassadors at Art Center College of Design:

Introducing the Behance Network iPhone App

We’re happy to announce the launch of the Behance Network iPhone app. Now, you can keep the creative world at your fingertips, and carry your portfolio in your pocket. Features include: syncing your own Behance portfolio for future display without internet connection, searching millions of Projects on, accessing your statistics and collections.

Download: Behance Network iPhone app

Announcing The New Behance Outfitter

In 2006 we designed our first product, the Action Pad, to stay organized as we built the Behance Network. Then friends starting asking for them, and soon we had created an entire line of paper products. Now, at the end of 2011, we’ve launched a brand new Behance Outfitter. Check out products for creative professionals at our newly redesigned store.

Action Products featured in Inc. Mag as CEO “essential”

In an Inc Magazine profile on former model-turned-CEO (of “My Fashion Database”), Keith Britton picks a few of his essential products to stay comfortable and productive as a “bicoastal CEO” who is constantly traveling between LA and NYC. Along with a blazer by Theory, Britton lists our Action Method products, saying:

“My online account syncs with an iPhone app, which keeps me productive on the god. During client meetings, I take notes in a small Action Method notebook instead of typing on my phone, which might seem rude.”

AMO is Lululemon’s “favorite digital goal setting tool”

Lululemon, makers of yoga-inspired women’s athletic wear, included Action Method Online in their recent list of “favorite digital goal setting tools.” A team after our own heart, the Lululemon group is “obsessed with living lives we love through the practice of goal settings.” Included along with other great tools such as Pinterest, 43 Folders, and evernote, here’s what they said about AMO:

“I use Action Method to keep track of my to-dos or goals for each day. Since I’m in a role where work often feels like play, it’s pretty easy to get carried away. Action Method is a tool that is available in almost every form: website, app and even that good old fashion pen and paper we were talking about. With so much always on the go, Action Method helps me prioritize my goals and keeps me on track for achieving them.”

Read Full Article: Our Favorite Digital Goal Settings Tools

“Work Smart” – Behance CEO weighs in on Fast Company

Behance CEO Scott Belsky has been lending his voice to a series of posts on Fast Company, explaining in a few themes what strategies and workflow tips he can pass on after his four years of leading our start-up team at Behance. Browse the posts and videos below from the “Work Smart” series.

Overcoming The Addiction To “Insecurity work”
Live and Work With a Bias Toward Action
Surviving the Project Plateau
Overcoming “Reactionary Workflow” To Make Your Vision a Reality