Behance Ambassadors – Creative News From Around the Globe

The Behance Ambassadors are a group of 15 who represent Behance in the real-world, helping to create local movements in their cities and provide real-world connections for creative professionals. They curate & promote stellar work coming out of their area, host & suggest local events, and help creative vibrant pockets of creative activity. Here’s what they’ve been up to:

Portugal:
Ambassador Rui Pedro Esteves just launched Behance Portugal! This site is the new hub for the creative community in Portugal, and contains info on upcoming events, inspiring creative work, interviews, and workshops.
Introducing Behance Portugal: http://www.behancept.com/

Argentina:
RSVP For Buenos Aire’s Portfolio Review Night
The official Portfolio Review evevent will happen on October 30 at the Universidad de Palmero, featuring presentations from 5 Behancers, plus special guest Hernan Berdichevsky, Director at imagenHB and Nobrand.

Congratulations to local photographer Lui Abadi, who showed his work at NYC’s MOMA PS1! Learn more about his work, “Casa de Cambio,” at the NYArtBookFair. In other creative news, Paola Dalman, your Ambassador, recommends joining the Buenos Aires Freelancer Community, or attending the IV International Designer Festival, going on from October 19-21.

Malaysia:
An exhibition featuring the work of local talent is in the works for November 28-December 8th as a part of “Behance Portfolio Review Week.” (invitation to come). Our Ambassador Muid Latif has been busy – he hosted a gathering for the Behance Community on October 7, and, as part of his duties as  board member of Creative Commons Malaysia, is speaking on creative copyright laws this month.

Colombia:
Pablo Arrieta (Behance Ambassador) will be the opening speaker at the ForoAlfa event, discussing “Behance and Its Relevance for Designers!” This conference in Argentina has become a meeting point for designers from Argentina to the rest of the continent, and we recommend it to anyone in the area. On a sad note, we remember an important figure in the Colombia Behance community, Angelo Contreras, who participated in Behance Reviews, and passed away recently. Remember his life and achievements in his community here.

Russia
Ambassador Tanya Smirnova’s been busy this month, hosting a lecture with Fantasy Interactive in Moscow. As always, she’s been curating Russian work on Behance for her collection and Behance Russia’s social profiles.

Follow Local Collections: These regularly updated collections are curated and compiled by the Behance Ambassadors.