Archive for 2009

Fast Company at The 99% Conference

Fast Company – the business magazine that reports on innovation, digital media, technology, change management, leadership, design and social responsibility – attended The 99% Conference and blogged about some of the best bits. They introduced the day with “The Sweat Conference” … Kicks Off” followed by an outline of Behance Best Practices — The 7 Principles of Success. As the speaker line-up evolved, they captured some best practices as presented by Ji Li, Cheryl Dorsey and Michael Beirut.

We Make Friends – You Get Deals!

As featured in this month’s Behance Network Newsletter, we have developed a couple of new and exciting partnerships that in turn bring great deals to you…

MOO is offering Behance Network members a set of 50 trial business cards for free (all you pay is shipping). The offer is “first come, first served” and runs out on August 31st. So, hurry and order one of the 5000 packs up for grabs! Read more →

Behance Network :: How to Promote Yourself?

So, you’ve created your profile, submitted some great projects  — now how do you promote yourself on the Network?

Joining circles is a great start — they’re the quickest way to connect with like-minded creatives. Try starting your own, as well; chances are if you’re creating HDR photography, there are others out there doing the same (and looking to share their thoughts on the subject). Read more →

Macworld Reviews

Industry magazine Macworld recently reviewed social networks and noted the Behance Network as “the largest and most feature-packed of the social portfolio sites.”

Macworld points out some of the differences between the Behance Network and the more traditional job-posting sites, “On job-listing sites like and bidding sites like Elance, employers and clients must post an ad, then sift through the resulting flood of applications or bids; Behance works the opposite way. Its search-powered sieve lets clients examine profiles and portfolios for just the right skill-set and style. Then it’s the client who initiates contact privately and only to available, pre-qualified freelancers or job candidates.”

You can read the rest of the review of Macworld’s website.

Finalist: Silicon Alley Award

Behance was nominated and selected as a finalist for this year’s Silicon Alley Insider Awards, for the category of “Most Loved Product or Service.” Our team was humbled to be among a strong group of finalists including our friends at Facebook, Tumblr, and Daily Candy.

Nominee For Webby Awards 2009

The Behance Network was a finalist for the category of self-promotional tools in this year’s Webby awards – the premier web awards affiliated with the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. The Behance Network was also an honoree in the categories of Best Visual Design and Best Community.

Voting Up: For the best “digital apartment”

Comcast Dream Big

Some of our friends are judges for the final round of “digital apartments” in “Comcast Town” – a contest where creative minds can design a digital apartment (yes, the kind that you live in). Final round judges are Jill Ferehbacher from Inhabitat, Boy Genius from Boy Genius Report, Jean Aw from NotCot, & David Pescovitz from Boing Boing.

The top 4 finalists were narrowed down from thousands of submissions by the 4 judges.  And now, the final winner will now be determined through voting…by all of us. If you have a few minutes (and a fascination with what a “digital apartment” actually entails), check it out here

Behance Network :: How to Use Messaging

To Behance Network Members:

Getting too many messages in your Behance inbox?
Frustrated by too many communications about people posting new projects?

The Good News: The Behance Network is serving as a valuable platform for creative professionals to showcase their work, exchange feedback, and build their careers. The feedback has been extraordinary, and many of the largest agencies and companies now use Behance as their primary recruiting source. Read more →

Comcast Town

Comcast Dream Big

Comcast Town is a new contest where creative minds can design a digital apartment (yes, the kind that you live in). And then, these apartments will be judged and (if you win) awarded some hefty prizes. Quite an original and fun campaign, so here are the details:
1. Design your room and register.
2. Log in to your room and submit your design.
3. Judges select ten finalists based on originality, overall design, use of assets, color and space.
4. The ten finalists go to a community vote.
5. The pad with the most votes wins…
And the judges are friends like Jill Ferehbacher from Inhabitat, Boy Genius from Boy Genius Report, Jean Aw from NotCot, & David Pescovitz from Boing Boing.

Pretty impressive. Here’s the official word: “Enter the Comcast Town Design Showdown for the opportunity to win our big-time prize worth up to $30,000, including a room remodel complete with a 40-inch Sony BRAVIA® HDTV, a Sony VAIO® AW laptop and a Philips digital phone.”

For more information, watch the youtube video or check out the action at