Archive for 2008

Some Respect In The Press

We were pleased to come across a thoughtful review of ActionMethod Online on CreativeFluff. We also stumbled upon a nice write up by Matt Moore after the writers of BehanceMagazine covered some of Matt’s latest work. It is nice to see some of the early adopters of the Behance Network getting well-deserved recognition, and it is rewarding for us to read their reviews.

Gotta Love Twitter’s “Search” Tool

It is interesting to “search” on Twitter for a particular product name or brand. Here’s a quick example of this morning’s search on Twitter for “Action Method” (below). In the new age, teams should use twitter searches to “get the pulse” of what people are saying about their products – and to learn from these searches…

99%: A Behance Conference

It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen.

It’s not about ideas.
It’s about making ideas happen.

How many unwritten novels, half-finished projects, and brilliant ideas have never seen the light of day? What separates creative people who make their ideas happen from the constant dreamers?

Behance is partnering with Cool Hunting to host 99%. A conference that focuses less on idea-generation, and more on how inspiration and organization come together to make ideas happen.

Insights and stories from a diverse set of speakers, the conference will assess productivity in a creative context, offering a sneak peek behind the process, exposing how ideas come to life.

For more information, please visit The 99 Percent Conference

Idea: Broadcast Your Product with a Contest!

One of the early members of the Behance Network, Joey Roth, is a brilliant industrial designer that developed the much talked-about “Sorapot.” The Sorapot was an early project in the Behance Network that yielded thousands of views and was the catalyst of much press and fanfare. Our team has since had the opportunity to sample tea from Joey’s pot – and we became real fans of his work as well.

For this reason, Scott Belsky and Behance Chief of Design Matias Corea agreed to serve as judges for a very creative and engaging (and fun) outreach contest that Joey has launched for Sorapot. Serving along with friends at Moco Loco, NotCot, Swiss Miss, and DesignNotes, we will be judging the most creative “Sorapot inspirations” – the winner of which will receive their very own Sorapot.

Congrats to Joey for his hard work, and good luck to all those that enter the contest!  You can enter the contest here.

Sorapot Art Contest

Behance At The National Design Awards

Action Book and Dave at the National Design Awards

Behance was pleased to partner with this year’s National Design Awards at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The leaders of Behance gathered with fellow advisors and friends to celebrate some of this year’s greatest achievements in the world of design.  Behance also produced a special limited edition Action Book for the Nation Design Awards – distributed to all winners and over 500 attendees along with a special limited edition bag from Target.

For the Digital Nomads Among Us

Behance founder Scott Belsky wrote an article for the digitalNOMADS blog that discusses the opportunities and challenges for those that work out of the office.

In the new era of the workforce, we think that freelancers and other out-of-cube workers must manage their careers with certain things in mind!

“In a world of increasing professional freedom, managers (and the rest of us) struggle to adequately measure output. Gone are the days of clocking in and clocking out. We often assume that the number of hours spent “working” are an indication of one’s effort and accomplishment. However, in reality, this is not the case. Furthermore, applying such short-sighted measurements will diminish some of the most valuable benefits of a free-range workforce. The era of digital nomads must be greeted with a new corporate lens. We must stay focused on the bottom-line while eliminating the bureaucratic noise….”