Archive for 2008

Nvidia State of the Art Contest

NVIDIA State of the Art ContestYes, that’s right!  We’re teaming up with Nvidia to give members of the Behance Network a chance to flex their creative muscles for some cool prizes.  If you’ve seen the “Speak Visual” campaign all over the streets in NYC, you’ll know what we’re talking about.  Here’s your chance to speak in whatever creative outlet that you choose.

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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….”

READ THE ARTICLE ON Digital Nomads HERE

Top 10 Social Networks for Creative People

We’re thrilled to be listed on Lateral Action as one of the top 10 social networks for creatives.  The website interviewed Parris Whittingham, a member of the Behance Network:

“For me, the value of Behance is that it holds users to a set of unspoken professional standards. I will not post anything on the network unless I am truly confident in the work. I know this to be true for several other artists who use Behance as well. The Behance platform was clearly designed to focus on the artwork. This “less is more approach” makes Behance feel more like a Boutique than a catalog or meat market. For a person that just likes to be inspired by great design, amazing talent and professional presentation, Behance compliments my needs.”

We couldn’t have summed it up better!  To see the complete list, please visit Lateral Action.

Behance Team launches the first SERVED Sites

The ServedThe Behance team quietly launched the first five “SERVED” sites late last week. The SERVED sites showcase some of the greatest works by leading creative professionals within specific industries. The first five SERVED sites are:

Fashion (FashionServed.com)
Industrial Design
(IndustrialDesignServed.com)
Motion Graphics
(MotionServed.com)
Photography
(PhotographyServed.com)
Typography
(TypographyServed.com)

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UCLA-Berkeley Creativity & Technology

Behance was featured at the annual UCLA-Berkeley “Play” Conference at the Haas School of Business.  I (Scott) had the opportunity to make the case for empowering creative professionals with the new age of technology, and I had the opportunity to discuss (and in some cases debate) the importance of boosting productivity in the creative world – and protecting the time and effort that goes into great pieces of creative work.

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