We’re continuing to get the word out on the Behance Network. After such a long development period, we’re trying to slip into communications mode! If you have any ideas, please let us know…
A few more to check out:
Business of Design Online
Interview on JoshSpear.com
And an insightful write-up on the Action Method:Marketing Profs Daily Fix
If you’ve been coming here often you may have noticed more and more posts piling up on the same page. I got to adding pages to the blog tonight, as well as adding links to the Behance Network. The network was really the secret reason I hadn’t added pages or posted in a while. It was great to finally launch “our baby” this week so the tech team here could focus on some other things. We definitely learned a lot of new tricks while building the site that will help us in the future. Good times.
On Monday, the Behance Team was thrilled to launch the Behance Network for creative professionals.
We invite you to read the latest article on Behance.com that explores the need for a tight network in the creative professional community.
You can also check out some press reviews of our “soft launch:”
The Dot Grid Book is 100% geometric (hopefully). This tattoo, morse code for “the only permission required for happiness is your own,” was designed on a Dot Grid Notebook (see the other photo below). The Behance Team was thrilled to learn about this new utilization of the Dot Grid Books, many thanks to Heather Snodgrass for sharing…
The Mashable team took a sneak peak of the Behance Network and wrote a quick review ahead of our launch. While we are a network for creative professionals (not just “professional artists,” as the article suggests), we appreciated the insightful review. Check it out.
It is safe to say that the 14+ month Behance Network development project is no longer under wraps…
We spend a lot of time thinking about how to encourage a bias-to-action among creative professional teams. Ideas are plentiful, but action is required to make ideas happen.
We came across a few great suggestions from our friends at Pick the Brain, a blog with great (and practical) tips on self improvement. “7 Ways to Grow the Action Habit” helps ground our energy with a healthy sense of discipline. Check it out.
We wanted to provide an updated list of the select retail stores that Behance has partnered with across the US. These retails partners are the first to carry the Action Method product line.
Berkeley, CA: Twig & Fig
San Francisco, CA: Museum of Modern Art
Lakewood, CO: Composition
Boston, MA: Institute of Contemporary Art
New York, NY: Reed Space
New York, NY: Paper Presentation Center
Philadelphia, PA: WEJETSET
Philadelphia, PA: AIA Bookstore & Design Center
Seattle, WA: Peter Miller Architecture & Design Books
We also have an online retail collaboration with YouWorkForThem.
Behance Founder Scott Belsky was a guest on ABC News this week, sharing tips on productivity in creative environments. Check out the clip here.
Just wanted to bring your attention to another “LifeRemix” collaborative post that Behance assisted with: How to Work Like the Masters.
In this post, about a dozen experienced “productivity” bloggers put their minds together on the topic of “how to work like the masters.” Worth checking it out…
As a small, passionate team trying to launch something new, we recognize the importance of collaboration and clear communication. Lately, we’ve been trying to better communicate Behance, our mission, and some of the research/writing we have done in the creative community. If these bloggers/mavens had appreciation badges next to their posts, then we would have gladly expressed our gratitude!
- The kind words and coverage by advertsing/trends/inspiration portal PSFK of our LifeRemix collaboration.
- The respect (and early shout-out for the Behance Network) from the visionaries over at do.palicio.us.
- A few new blogs (1 – 2- 3) that covered the some Behance concept and product innovations including the Action Book (which is now out of stock…but being replenished very soon!).
- The shout-out from JoshSpear.com, also prompted by our recent LifeRemix collaboration.
- One fan who decided to share his sorrow after losing his Dot Grid Book in an Atlanta restaurant (we found his blog post through the wonder of Technorati and sent him a new one, gratis. Our random act of kindness of the day).