I got connected to the Behance network over two years ago. Originally I was shopping for a professional place to show some of my work to potential clients since I didn’t have a website just yet. I fell in love with it immediately. The interface was clean, beautiful and easily accessible and great to navigate through. With the recent changes to the site I am even happier with it, but the real value in being a part of Behance is in the talent perusing the halls of the site.
I recently landed a gig to design a blog along with its branding and identity when the client did some Googling and found a website project in my portfolio. A week later I landed another gig when a client found a snowboard project in my portfolio. On top of that I was contacted by a fellow Behancer and asked to blog for his UK design and illustration website, helping other artists in their creative journeys. I’m pretty pleased as you can imagine, and can only hope more work and opportunities come my way through my being a part of the Behance community.
There are some truly talented professionals on Behance and corresponding with them is a click of the mouse away. Not to mention, being able to look at some really inspirational work has helped me through a few creative road blocks of my own. I even read Scott Belsky’s “Making Ideas Happen”, which has helped me in strides in how to visualize and carry out my creative endeavors.
Being a graphic designer and illustrator, you get used to seeing lots of great graphic artists across the internet, but here on behance I have found some true illustrative geniuses and have had the pleasure of them seeing and commenting on my work. Even after 12 years of experience working with small and large companies, I get giddy at seeing other creatives gushing over my work. It’s why we do this in the end. To inspire and be inspired. If you’d like to chat and talk shop, check out my Behance profile or on twitter.