Category: Behance Network

Introducing A Brand-New Behance Network

There are magic moments in every team’s history, and this week we’re having one. Our team is proud to announce the brand-spanking-new version of the Behance Network, the platform to showcase and discover creative work.

Since we launched Behance almost six years ago, we have been striving to create a product that puts creative control back in the hands of the people who deserve it: the creatives themselves. And our team is thrilled and humbled by the knowledge that millions of visitors, enthusiasts, and creative professionals from across industries – and around the world – now use Behance every day to connect and showcase their creations.

With the new version, we are catapulting the core functionality to a whole new level. We’ve completely redesigned key Behance features – gallery browsing, activity feeds, member profiles, curated galleries, and the follower experience -  to provide a level of discovery, efficiency, and transparency that the creative world has never seen.

Here are a few highlights:

  • With our powerful new Explore tab, you can sort the world’s creative work by field, location, tools, and more.
  • Our refreshed Activity Feed provides a rich, visual dashboard for tracking the creative work of people you care about.
  • Browse curated galleries from dozens of top schools and creative organizations, as well as work for sale and member collections.
  • Redesigned portfolio pages and project views bring a new level of transparency and attribution to creative work.
  • An entirely new experience for Followers with profile pages and curated collections.

–> Learn more about the new functionality here
–> Visit the brand-new Behance network now

Announcing the winners of Student Showdown: Final Class Projects

After a tough judging process, we’re ready to announce the winners of the Behance StudentShowdown for January/February 2012–Final Class Projects.

Congratulations to grand prize winner Konrad Basan of Silesian Technical University Faculty Of Architecture in Katowice, Poland. His conceptual architectural design project Black Tower used extensive research of modern, algorithmic / parametric design methods to craft a multifunctional, iconic high-rise building.

[Black Tower - Master Thesis by Konrad Basan]

Konrad’s grand prize includes: Pantone Plus Series Essentials, $300 to Art Supply Store, Moo Business Cards, Subscription to HOW, Subscription to Print Magazine, Levenger L-Tech Rollerball Pen, $500 in UPrinting Credits, and a ConceptShare Account.

In addition, five Honorable Mentions were awarded:

Lévo by Matheus Pinto and Fernando Ximenes

Osmose by Dora Kelemen

Eine für Alle – Lang lebe die Königin by Steffi Golla

AVANTH typeface by Noem9 Jose Garrido

Sugar Deli Food Center NYC by Fred Carriedo

To explore the projects of the winners and all other submissions, visit the Student Showdown page. For more amazing student work, or to showcase your own, be sure to visit StudentShow.com

Great opportunities this week for designers: foursquare, Hulu, Glassdoor, and more

Behance JobList hosts the best opportunities in the creative job market from top  companies across the globe. Here’s a roundup of fresh postings for designers on the JobList this week.

For daily updates on the latest opportunities, follow @BehanceJobs on Twitter

Communications Designer at foursquare (New York, NY)
Foursquare is seeking a passionate, curious, creative, and thoughtful communication designer to join their design team.

Senior Interactive Designer at Hulu (Los Angeles, CA)
They’re looking for a talented graphic artist and storyteller to help shape the way people see Hulu

Senior Interactive Designer at Think Jam (London, England)
Help them produce award winning websites, games, rich media and apps for clients such as Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox.

Senior UI/Visual Designer at Glassdoor (Sausalito, CA)
They’re looking for a Senior UI/Visual Designer to take the Glassdoor product to the next level.

Senior Designer, Publishing at Entertainment Weekly (New York, NY)
Work with EW’s Creative Services Director to create the visuals to match the pop culture-filled articles

Design Lead at Josephmark (Brisbane, Australia)
If you live for design, understand the boundaries and, more importantly, you seek to break them, and you know the difference between good and great work, you’ll be a perfect fit.

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Victory Lap: Kickstarter stationary projects and Nirvana playlists

Small or big, serious or silly, there are a lot of amazing success stories in the Behance community. That’s why we’ve started Victory Lap Fridays — a new series where we ask Behancers to celebrate their latest creative victory by sending us a tweet. Here are just a few of the #VictoryLap tweets we spotted last week.

[See her Kickstarter project]

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Workspace Wednesday: Desktop Skull and a Cat Photobomb

From studios to cubicles, creative work can come from anywhere. In this series, we’ll be taking a peek at some Behancers’ workspaces. We asked Twitter followers to send us a picture of their workspace last Wednesday. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite #WorkspaceWednesday images from the last week.

@real_experience

@tomdekens

@piarichter

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Behancers: Take a Victory Lap

Small or big, serious or silly, there are a lot of amazing success stories in the Behance community. That’s why we’re instituting Victory Lap Fridays — a new series where we ask Behancers to celebrate their latest creative victory by sending us a tweet. Here are just a few of the #VictoryLap tweets we spotted last week.


How was your week? Did you finish a project, get a job interview, or land a gallery show? Let us know about it! #VictoryLap

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Kicking off Workspace Wednesday

From studios to cubicles, creative work can come from anywhere. In this series, we’ll be taking a peek at some Behancers’ workspaces. To kick things off, we asked our Twitter followers to send us a picture of their workspace last Wednesday. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite #WorkspaceWednesday images from the last week.

@rodhuntdraws : London

@baschz : Rotterdam

@isaac_topo : Sitges, Barcelona

@SamOssie : Thame, England

@getvrse : Edmonton

Which workspace do you think looks most productive? How do you set up your workspace? Let us know in the comments or tweet us an image with #WorkspaceWednesday!

Digital storyteller connects with “dream job” through Behance JobList

As part of our mission to empower creatives, the Behance JobList helps match the best creatives with the best opportunities. So, we were very excited to hear about photographer and filmmaker Chris Battaglia who found a unique job opportunity on Behance that was a perfect fit.

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I signed up for Twitter in July 2011, but chose not to engage the tweet portal until late August. I thought it a useful tool for spreading the word on a social justice documentary that I shot with my best friend.

This is me and Ben:

At this same time I tried to bolster our film, I also found myself in the throes of job hunting. Following a whopping 10 people, I thought I’d “up the ante” and seek out productive connections. One of them happened to be Behance—and subsequently, BehanceJobs.

I came upon this site months before this moment, perusing other artists’ work, but never invested more than a couple minutes of my time on the site. It’s basically a social networking site for creative people who want to highlight their portfolios and find work. Sounded right up my alley.

Not two weeks after following BehanceJobs did I scroll through my homepage feed to find this:

When I clicked on the link (no longer available, go figure: the job’s taken!), I was directed to a job description sent directly from the Heavens.

Pencils of Promise is looking for a badass digital storyteller who wants to spend time in NYC and in Laos, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Ideally a visionary filmmaker and recent college graduate…”

Say no more! I have been taking my little Canon zr800 (a birthday gift from my father in freshman year of college) everywhere, documenting and filming everything I could. Telling stories was a hobby into which I poured my heart. This was perfect. I immediately applied to the posting.

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After a whirlwind interview and a last-minute flight to Guatemala, Chris had secured his “post-college dream job.” He’s now telling stories through photography and filmmaking for Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit organization that builds schools and increases educational opportunities in the developing world.

Read Chris’s story, and more about his experiences with Pencils of Promise, on his blog.

Movies From an Alternate Universe

Who would be better in Drive: Ryan Gosling or James Dean?

Substituting one decade’s heart-throb for another’s, we admit that even we can’t really decide, but in these “Movies from an Alternate Universe,” by Peter Stults, you can imagine what it would be like if the superstars of “old Hollywood” headlined in recent films.

This project went viral on Behance last week, gaining hundreds of Twitter mentions, picked up by blogs, getting almost 500,000 views and a staggering 10,000 appreciations on his Behance project.

Paste Magazine: Movies from an Alternate Universe
Gotcha Movies: William Shatner in Avatar? Reimagined Classic Movie Posters
The Mary Sue: Cinema Alternatif – Movies From A Parallel Earth

Pulp Fiction and Rushmore after the cut!

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