We have 20 Behance Ambassadors stationed around the world, bringing creatives together for some real on-the-ground engagement. To kick off this new guest post series, we’ll hear from the Ambassador in Argentina, Paola Dalman.
Everywhere you go in Argentina, you see colors, inventions, designs, art work all exposed on the streets, buildings, and parks. Either walking in “La Boca” or visiting Salta, would serve for enough inspiration to anyone who thinks has seen all possible uses of color combinations.
I felt a mix of sensations when I was notified that I was selected as Argentina’s Behance Ambassador. How would I gather so many different stories, experiences, styles, and make them all want to share it for a general benefit? I believed it would be a difficult task, but as months went by, every creative that is part of my official group: Behance Argentina has made my job inspiring!
During the two Local Events I organized, a group of creatives met at a local design studio. We were able to discuss different aspects of our work, share experiences in different fields, creative techniques, and client relationships. Something fascinating I learned from the group is that creative people in Argentina are quite special: we tend not to specialize in anything. For example, a Graphic Designer does logo designs, website design and implementation, both with the same level of professionalism. Even the best illustrators in the country offer coding services. Everyone is eager to show the world what they can do, and have incredible great ideas on how to make it happen.
Unlike other countries around the Globe, Argentina’s Creatives are not really used to blogging or attending conferences – even Twitter is a little new to us. The 2001 economic crisis has made us all very hard workers, committed to clients, obsessive with deadlines and competition. No one could afford to lose a client back then. The fact that Behance is expanding globally, gives me the possibility to encourage them to get involved a little more.
I am personally enjoying every step of this new responsibility. I feel proud of my group, our local creatives on so many fields. I can tell I have learned from my colleagues in some months, more than I had learned from working compulsively for years. Interaction is completely necessary to grow as professionals.