Join NYC/Brooklyn Behancers TONIGHT at the Roebling Tea Room in Williamsburg.
Our team of four New York Behance Ambassadors will lead an evening of mingling
with other creatives, as well as kicking off a collective typeface project. Attend and sign up to design a letter (to be assigned to you tonight) in a medium of your choice. Next month, we’ll be printing these designs for the world’s first Behance-Designed Collaborative Typeface.
Show up tonight, April 28th at 7:00 PM
After joining Behance in early 2009, I posted a personal project: a series of superhero poster designs. Little did I know that my presence on the site would snowball into a wave of exposure, including a post on a major industry blog, Comics Alliance. I now sell the designs as prints, and attribute most of my success to Behance. In fact, a third of my website’s traffic comes from my Behance profile alone!
[Collage of Superhero/Villain Posters project on Behance Network, available for purchase on markgrambau.com/]
In November of 2010, I was contacted by the Creative Director of CloudKid, a small but successful studio with a focus on children’s media. He had found me through my Behance profile, emailed me, and we got a conversation going. I began freelancing for them shortly thereafter, and now work in-house. The work I do is dynamic and fun and the people are enormously talented.
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If the ProSite buzz hasn’t reached you yet, we’re happy to announce that our personal portfolio site service is in limited Beta release. Our team has been working for the past year to develop a revolutionary way to build a fully customizable portfolio site that seamlessly syncs with your Behance portfolio. Currently, we’re in Beta testing – if you’d like to receive a Beta invite, request one here.
As we continue to tweak, make additions, and solve bugs found during Beta testing, we suggest following @GoProSite for updates on the release schedule, news, and examples of portfolio sites powered by ProSite.
Benefits of ProSite:
- A simple and powerful site builder
- No Programming required
- Unlimited Multimedia Projects
- Endless options for customization
- Use your own domain name
- No Behance branding. No ads
- Just one place to maintain your work
Below, find a little teaser of the incredible work that some of our Beta testers have done with ProSite.
[Wesley Prince Entertainment]
Behance is pleased to power the new “Talent Gallery” and talent search functionality for the newly launched AdWeek. With the complete rejuvenation of AdWeek as the leading trade magazine for advertising and media industries, the “Talent Gallery” will offer increased exposure for Behance Network members that want to reach these industries.
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24 Hour Film Race: April 29-30
Since 2002, creatives have been “film racing” to create an original short film in 24 hours. Can a movie be made in 24 hours? Not only is the answer yes, but is turns out that making a movie in a day is extremely exciting and inspiring. Anyone can participate – $180,000 cash prize! Register here, and check out last year’s winners. [Visit Site]
Ample Sample Design Challenge
What can you create with retired carpet samples? This contest calls on the design community to rethink the carpet samples monopolizing their resource libraries and re-imagine them as raw materials for other objects. Anyone interested in eliminating waste using industrial design should definitely check this one out. Finalists showcased on NeoCon Trade Fair. [Visit Site]
Adobe Turns the Tablet into a Photoshop Competition
Adobe has three brand new Photoshop CS5 companion apps for the iPad coming out this May: Adobe Color Lava, Adobe Eazel and Adobe Nav. We can’t wait to see how these new tablet tools, plus the possibility of more Adobe-compatible apps on the horizon, inspires new work on the Behance Network! [Visit Site]
I’ve been working for Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment (MLSE) as the lead designer for the Toronto Maple Leafs for the past 4+ years and knew that I needed a change of environment. I was looking to grow creatively and professionally. I just finished developing and rolling-out the Maple Leafs 2010-11 marketing campaign when I was contacted by the Toronto Blue Jays about a senior designer position that was opening up in the next couple weeks. I was asked to submit my resume, PDF of some work and my website if I had one. I need to act fast if I wanted the position.
[Toronto Maple Leafs 2010-2011 season design]
I use Behance as an inspirational/networking tool and knew that I wanted to showcase my work on it eventually. The position with the Blue Jays was the motivation and tool I needed. I used Behance to develop a quick personal portfolio online. After I applied for the position I was told that the VP of marketing for the Jays loved my work and wanted to meet me in person.
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Get a sneak peak into life at Behance in a new short feature on Entreprenuer.com about “Entrepreneurial Innovators.” While Behance founder Scott Belsky shares his thoughts on ideas, execution, and innovation, the video meanders through the Behance’s Soho office, offering a glimpse into Behance behind-the-scenes.
Full Video: The Innovators: Behance’s Scott Belsky
Senior Developers Dave Stein and Jackie Balzer
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April 13 – Amsterdam
This Wednesday it’s finally going to happen, Behance Netherlands first Meetup! I would like to invite you to come to cafe/pub de Doffer in Amsterdam at 8 PM. The night brings you a chance to meet other Behancers as well as a opportunity to hear about the work they have been doing.
April 14 – Los Angeles
Come join us for the monthly Behance/AIGA LA Meetup! A casual evening where members of the Behance community and AIGA LA can gather and mingle over cocktails. Located at Barbara’s in Downtown LA.
April 16 - Istanbul
After the first Behance meetup in March, we’re now ready to launch our agency tours! On April 16th, we’re visiting C-Section to meet with other creatives and have fun as they will show us a case study of ‘Will this be the year?,” the most amazing joke ever. Get inspired by its unfamiliar spreading strategy as well as other details behind the curtain.
April 23 – Rome
Join us for a free workshop for all lovers of photography and postproduction! In Collaboration with CreativeproShow, we’ll have a live shooting and postproduction session, creative discussion, and dinner. (All this by the beach!)
April 28 – New York
At the latest NYC Meetup, we’re looking for 30 Special People to share their artistic voice, collectively we’re going to create a typeface celebrating the sun.
April 30 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Join Behancers in a visit to the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur. We’ll talk about adaptation of new media in the museum, and how the artifacts displayed are part of the new artwork developments. Traditional Indian food at Banana Leaf to follow!
In the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the world has been rallying to provide relief funds and support. We’ve been chronicling the creative response to the tragic crisis in Japan through a curated gallery hosted on the Behance Network. We’ve seen a surge of inspiring, emotionally-charged work posted on Behance, some of which are for sale, with proceeds going to relief funds (look for the “Buy This” tag on each project). Each day, we add to this gallery with the latest Japan-related work. Below, find a sampling of what you’ll see in the gallery.
Creative Response to Crisis: Help Japan – Gallery
Help Japan- Ways to Get Involved
[Red Cross Los Angeles - Donation Invitation]
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We spotted this tweet from a Behancer who introduced a great way to display your Behance portfolio on Facebook (specifically for Facebook Pages, not personal Profile). The “RSS For Pages” app will automatically pull in your Behance Projects via RSS, and creates a layout that includes your image cover and full Project Description.
Step 1: Download RSS For Pages for Facebook
Step 2: Enter your Behance RSS Address: http://www.behance.net/username.xml
(or click “RSS” on your Be.net Profile to find the address)
Step 3: That’s it! Now go see how beautiful it is.
Overall, it is a huge improvement from how projects are displayed on a Facebook Wall, so we highly recommend this solution. If you’re a business, think about setting this as your Facebook Landing page, so that visitors can immediately view your Portfolio.