The 99% is Behance’s think tank where we share tips & insights on making ideas happen. Through a web magazine, bestselling book and annual conference, we share best practices from the world’s most productive creative people.
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The 99% is Behance’s editorial think tank where we share tips & insights from the world’s most creative people on how to make ideas happen. For the 2nd year in a row, we’re thrilled to announced that the99percent.com won the Webby Award for Best Cultural Blog!
We’re just 12 hours away from the start of this year’s 99% Conference – our annual event featuring insights on idea execution and the “99% perspiration” that’s behind every legendary idea. We couldn’t be more excited to hear this year’s speakers, who come from The Atlantic to Reddit, Jonathan Adler Design to Harvard Business School (and many more to be found here).
But before then, we’re busy preparing from Behance HQ! If you’re not attending, make sure to be following @The99Percent and #99conf for live reports, quotes, and more instagrams coming ‘atcha all day….
Chief Designer Matias Corea gives us a peek at this year’s program
The team working out final details.
Tomorrow, these badges will be around the necks of hundreds of conference attendees.
Scott Belsky and Jocelyn Glei prepping. Read more →
Earlier this spring we launched our new Alva Emerging Fellowship program, providing cash grants to empower the next generation of inventors to take action on their ideas. With ideas spanning from iPhone apps to turbines, we received a truly inspiring range of proposals from young innovators striving to change the world for the better.
Presented with our friends at GE, the Alva Emerging Fellowships support three innovators under 30 years of age who have demonstrated remarkable potential to create useful and innovative new products or services that will make an impact on the world.
Meet the 2012 Alva Emerging Fellows & read the full article here.
With only 1 week until the 2012 99% Conference the Behance team is busy getting ready for the big event. For those who can’t attend, stay tuned for live tweets from the panels, video content and more. Our 2012 speaker line-up is stacked with talent, check out the full lineup here.
And to tide you over until the conference content starts rolling in, here’s a clip from one of our favorite talks last year with ethnographer and leadership expert, Simon Sinek, who discusses the importance of trust, authenticity, and meaning.
The 99% is Behance’s Think Tank where we share tips and insights on making ideas happen. Through a daily web magazine, a bestselling book, and our annual conference, we share best practices of the the world’s most productive creative people.
Article & Artwork by James Victore
As a design professor at the School of Visual Arts, each semester I do an impromptu survey of shyness in my class by simply asking who in the group believes they are shy. Inevitably, at least three quarters of the students raise their hands… albeit only shoulder high. I don’t believe this phenomenon is limited to students of the visual arts, but do other professions like accountants or TV repairmen suffer from this? Are we all shy?
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We’re excited to announce that three members of the Behance family have been nominated for Webby Awards!
SVA Portfolios, an exclusive online network powered by Behance for SVA alumni, faculty and students to showcase original work, has been nominated for a Webby Award in the Self-Promotion/Portfolio category.
While we’ve always thought Behance has the best members, now we have a Webby endorsement to back it up: the Behance Network has been nominated for Best Community.
Last but not least, after winning the category last year, The 99% is once again nominated for Best Cultural Blog.
Our brand-new Alva Award, given to a single remarkable inventor annually, will be complemented with an exciting new Alva Emerging Fellowship program, which will provide cash grants to empower the next generation of inventors to take action on their ideas.
Read the full article here for more info on prizing and how to apply.
Just before Behance’s flagship event this May 5-6, The 99% Conference, we were thrilled to learn that The 99% website won the Webby Award for Best Cultural Blog, topping fellow nominees Speakeasy, the WSJ.com Blog, Letters of Note, Laughing Squid, and Pop Eater. This year, Behance was also a Webby Finalist in the categories: Social Media and Self Promotional/Portfolio.
This week, we were honored to learn that The 99% was chosen as one of the “Top 6 Sites That Inspire and Educate” by Intel’s “My Life Scoop” page. The 99% was listed among TED, Brain Pickings, PSFK, Kottke, and Information is Beautiful.
The Behance team was thrilled to make a big (and bold) idea happen: hold a conference for creative leaders that focused NOT on ideas or innovation, BUT INSTEAD ON execution and HOW to make ideas happen.
With Cool Hunting as our official partner and a series of other sponsors, we held the sold-out conference in New York on April 16-17 at the Times Center.
There were some thorough reviews and articles posted by journalists at the conference including a few from Fast Company, VentureBeat, and TechnoTheory.
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