We recently got an email from Amr El Kouedy, a user since 2009 who has not only found his dream job, but also an amazing creative community he didn’t even know existed around him.
“I am a twenty seven year old Egyptian, living my dream in Dubai as successful digital designer at dubizzle.com, one of the biggest classifieds website in the region. As cheesy as it sounds, it is all because of Behance.
I joined Behance in 2009 and uploaded my first project as a junior designer. Using the amazing platform for five years, I grew more and more, learned from the best, and inspired the younger desingners. Yet, I never realized how this platform can impact my life.
The platform gave me exposure, helped me meet new people, make new friends and actually know the creative people in my community. Behance gave us the chance our own communities didn’t provide us—to actually meet and learn from other creatives. I applied on Behance to a job that seemed interesting, but I didn’t expect it to be my dream job. I am enjoying the best atmosphere and team I have ever worked with at dubizzle.
So when people read taglines that say, “ We will change your life” or “We will make the world a better place” and say these are cheesy, I would tell them those cheesy lines are why me and my wife are living happily, satisfied and excited. So thank you Behance, a big thank you to the team who are behind Behance, thanks to the creatives who inspired me, and the creatives who follow my work and this amazing community we are all blessed with.” (Edited by the author for clarity)
Amr’s Behance profile can be found here: https://www.behance.net/akouedy
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