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).
Behance is thrilled to collaborate with an exceptional list of bloggers that are coming together to make life…well, better.
The official description for this effort: “LifeRemix is basically a band of bloggers who enrich people’s lives through blogging. The blogs are hand-selected, and each one is incredible….With the constant swelling of the blogosphere, good writing can be hard to find. We’re trying to act as a filter so only the best writing is showcased, while at the same time learning a thing or two.”
Blogs currently included in the LifeRemix network are:
Black Belt Productivity
Cranking Widgets Blog
Dumb Little Man
Pick the Brain
Success From the Nest
Tim Ferriss’ Four Hour Workweek Blog
We encourage you to check out LifeRemix and explore the insights and tips on productivity that are aggregated in this wonderful sweet spot of the world wide web.
We were pleased to see coverage on Apartment Therapy of a faithful “energy line” user. In case you don’t remember, the “energy line” was a Behance tip from February, 2007. It seems that Kate, profiled here, has made use of her energy line at the office (we really appreciated the picture provided as well)!
As you can see, she has quite a few items at the “extreme” side of the spectrum (especially compared to the Behance team’s energy line, see photo below). Kate: we would suggest being more stringent on which projects really require extreme focus, and which ones are merely “high” or “medium”…