A recent article on LiveMint, an offshoot of The Wall Street Journal, dug into the world of invite-only social networks. Focusing at first on exclusive dating sites, the article goes on to discuss more work-related networks, such as Behance, Gogoyoko (network for musicians), and Semro (for physicians).
The world is your oyster, by invitation only
Today, we kick of a new weekly blog feature – we’ll throw the 2 “Most Appreciated” Projects and Creatives at you, for your viewing pleasure.
Fer y Nora by La caja de tipos
We’re convinced the Behancer weddings are way cooler than most, and this project only supports our suspicion. The top half of this wedding invitation is perforated, and can be punched out to create any type of shape you’d like (hearts, rings, for example). The leftover circles become confetti to throw on the married couple when they leave the church![Project Link]
Green Guardians Calendar 2011 by suresh natarajan
This calendar was created for a good cause (The UN declared 2011 Int’l Year of Forests, to raise awareness of forest depletion), but we doubt that’s what most of you will appreciate about this project. This set of twelve photos are sexy, evocative, and very well shot. Going green is looking mighty sexy! [Project Link]
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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]
It was announced that Behance is a final nominee for three Webby awards! We are excited to share the news with the Behance community and humbly ask for your vote in “People’s Choice.”
Vote for us in:
Cultural Blog (The 99%)
Adweek ran a feature on Behance and the “dapper principals” of our creative team: Matias Corea (Chief Designer), Scott Belsky (Founder and CEO) and Alex Krug (Vice President). Within, Behance’s “vision of the new marketplace, where artists, designers, and producers will increasingly operate as free agents” is explained.
Meet the dapper principals of the SoHo based creative firm
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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