Here’s a look at the most appreciated project and Creative Professional of the week on Behance.net…
IMDB Filmpage Concept by Vladimiar Kudinov
This Russian designer isn’t a huge fan of the current IMDB design – he thinks it’s overloaded, with too much unstructured information. So he did what any proactive designer would do – made his own redesign, making a clean and sleek design, even incorporating Amazon and Netflix steaming. This project was a big hit all week across Behance and Social Media! Read more →
Print magazine and their blog, Imprint, profiles the new online I.D. Magazine, powered by Behance.
Check out the article for some examples from the new I.D., as well as insights from Gary Lynch, the publisher and community leader for the design group at F+W Media, I.D.’s parent company (also owners of Print and HOW magazines).
I.D. Magazine Re-launches as Online Design Showcase
We’ve had some requests from members who want to link to downloadable files on their Behance projects. There are many places you can set up the files for download, but we recommend Dropbox for members doing this for the first time. For more detailed instructions with screenshots, visit Dropbox’s help site.
1. Set up your Dropbox account
2. To make the file accessible to anyone, move the file you want to share to the Public folder in your Dropbox.
3. In the Dropbox website, go to the Public folder and move your mouse over the file so that it’s highlighted. Click on the triangle on the right that appears when the file is highlighted and choose Copy public link.
4. Now that you have the link, go to your Behance project and insert the link using the usual Link button in the text editor. When people click this link in your project, a download window for the file will immediately pop up.
It’s free to use Dropbox for up to 2GB of storage, so it can be a great solution if you’re just using it for the occasional file.
The NY Egotist – a blog featuring content at the intersection of tech & creativity – interviewed Behance’s Community Manager Sarah Rapp, who acts as “the eyes and ears of Behance.”
Check out the article for insight on how the CM Team at Behance gets the community pumped up, turns feedback into real improvements, and how Community Management is about much more than Social Media.
“The Eyes and Ears” of Behance: Interview with Community Manager, Sarah Rapp
Leap Year is a new entrepreneurial comedy web series; we’re thrilled to see entrepreneurship and comedy coming together – seems like a good match if you’ve ever worked at a startup!
The site also speaks to entrepreneurs about their “startup stories” and experiences launching a business – including our own Scott Belsky and Behance. If you want some insight into Scott’s own story, how Behance came to be, and some of the trials and tribulations we’ve had over the years, this is the place to see it.
“A lot of folks who we talked to when we got started told us we were crazy. If everyone thinks you’re crazy, you’re either crazy, or you’re really onto something. And we started to gain confidence from the doubt….”
On Day One: “I was coming home from my full time job, Matias [Chief of Design] was coming home from his full-time jobs, and we were getting together at 9 PM over Chinese food to talk about the brand…”
Earlier this month, Mashable posted video highlights from their annual conference, Mashable Connect, which took place this May in Florida. Behance CEO Scott Belsky was a speaker – check out the video of him talking about organizing and empowering the creative industry, along with an introduction to ProSite (which we happened to launch that weekend).
Watch the video here: Scott Belsky at Mashable Connect
Here’s a look at a few of this week’s most appreciated projects and creatives…
Video Games vs. Real Life by Aled Lewis
For anyone who spent their childhood helping 8-bit Mario rescue the Princess, you’ll love (and relate to) this mash-up of videos games and real life. “As a kid I would become completely immersed in these crude pixel environments and they would seem very real. I thought it would be fun to try to express how gamers see these worlds.” [Project Link] Read more →
Today I.D. Magazine re-launched as the online design destination with a completely re-designed website at www.id-mag.com. In partnership with Behance, this new design destination showcases the best in product industrial design being created today.
The new id-mag.com features user-submitted designs that are carefully curated to offer readers the most innovative work happening today, and our partnership with Behance enables winners of the Annual Design Review — I.D.’s prestigious annual design competition with an October 1 entry deadline — the opportunity to be featured on the homepage of id-mag.com. The site will be backed by a strong social media presence (Twitter: @IDOnline Facebook: www.facebook.com/idonline) focused on the larger design conversation.
During its more than 50 years in print, I.D. Magazine was well-recognized as the leading design magazine, garnering a passionate following and multiple National Magazine Awards.
Read More in Press Release
1) Edit Cover Text Sections
We’re happy to announce that this much requested feature has been added.
You can now separately edit and change the cover text information for each Project (Creative Fields, Date, Project Name). For example, your project date is the date that you created the project, but what if you actually painted the piece several years earlier? Now you can update for accuracy and customize it however you’d like. (To Use: Design –> Project Covers –> Change Project Text)
2) Add ProSite Badge to your Behance Profile
All ProSite users now have a “ProSite Badge” on their Behance Portfolio that will offer an
easy way for anyone to visit your ProSite, and make them aware that you’re using the service, driving more traffic to your page and making all of our properties even more connected.
Good news, Behancers: we just launched something big – a redesign of our Project Settings section. The changes will let you create and publish a project much more quickly without compromising any of the settings that you need to fill out to get the best exposure.
When creating a project, you’ve noticed that there are quite a few settings steps between adding Content and Publishing. All of this is important. Things like copyright settings, privacy, ownership, tags -we ask for all of this so that your work is taken seriously and can get the views and respect it deserves, as well as traction around the web. However, we understand that many of you were getting bogged down in this section, and wanted to get to publishing more quickly.
A peek at the redesigned Project Settings
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