Category: 99U

Webby Nominations: The 99%, SVA Portfolios, and the Behance Network

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.


The 99% Wins a Webby Award

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 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.

99% Conference Early Debrief

It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen.

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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99% Conference Updates

It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen.

We’re excited to announce two more speakers to the 99% Conference.

Cheryl Dorsey /// President, Echoing Green
An accomplished social entrepreneur with expertise in health care, labor issues, and public policy, Cheryl Dorsey was named President of Echoing Green in May 2002. She is the first Echoing Green Fellow to lead this global nonprofit, which has awarded more than $27 million in start-up capital to over 450 social entrepreneurs worldwide since 1987.

Scott Thomas /// Design Director of New Media, Obama for AmericaIn 2007, Scott’s career took a dramatic leap when he was invited to join the New Media team at Obama for America. The chance encounter led Scott to becoming the Design Director of the historic Obama Presidential campaign. He is currently writing a book that explains how an obscure senator rose to the highest office in the land and celebrity status with the aid of branding and design.

99% Conference Updates

It’s not about ideas.
It’s about making ideas happen.

The time is here!  We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make 99% happen, and we’re thrilled to announce our first wave of confirmed speakers:

  1. Michael Bierut /// Partner, Pentagram
  2. Seth Godin /// Author & Blogger
  3. Jeff Kalkimmoff & Jake Nickell /// CCEO & CSO, Threadless
  4. Ji Lee /// Creative Director, Google Creative Labs
Additions to that list are sure to be just as exciting.  99% will also feature a second day full of events throughout New York that will allow you to collaborate, network, and meet other creative professionals.  For more details and to buy tickets, please visit

99%: A Behance Conference

It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen.

It’s not about ideas.
It’s about making ideas happen.

How many unwritten novels, half-finished projects, and brilliant ideas have never seen the light of day? What separates creative people who make their ideas happen from the constant dreamers?

Behance is partnering with Cool Hunting to host 99%. A conference that focuses less on idea-generation, and more on how inspiration and organization come together to make ideas happen.

Insights and stories from a diverse set of speakers, the conference will assess productivity in a creative context, offering a sneak peek behind the process, exposing how ideas come to life.

For more information, please visit The 99 Percent Conference