Category: Behance Network

181 Events Later…Behance Portfolio Review Week Recap

The second ever Behance Portfolio Review has officially wrapped up – and was even bigger and better than the inaugural Portfolio Review Week last May. We’re so proud of our community for making it happen, and to help bring like-minded people together around the globe to share their work and get feedback.

  • Events Worldwide: 181
  • Countries: 56
  • Communities Formed (interested in hosting): 487
  • Percent of Events Outside the USA: 72%
  • Number of People at Biggest Event: 400 (rome!)
  • “Appreciation Coins” Awarded Worldwide: 925
  • Tweets posted about #BehanceReviews:2,900
Check FLICKR and PINTEREST for many more images!

Curation in the Digital Age

Every day creatives from all over the world upload thousands of new projects to Behance. Which presents us with a unique challenge: How do you curate the world’s creative work in real-time?

Behance co-founders Scott Belsky and Matias Corea and Chief Curator Oscar Ramos Orozco share Behance’s approach to evolving curation through technology and the human touch.

To curate in the digital age, we must tap into a new equation: the power of the community + the power of technology + the power of human insight.

VIEW: Curation in the Digital Age

Learn more about curation on Behance in our Team Blog Series

 

Highlights from our Curated Galleries

We created Curated Galleries to bring you a steady supply of top creative work, with each site streaming fresh projects in specific categories like architecturepackaging design and fashion. Our curation team combs through each and every project on Behance to serve up the best of what they find. Click here to view the full selection of curated sites or visit the Galleries tab –> Curated Sites on be.net. Here are a few recent highlights:



From the Toy Design gallery: a series of custom characters.




From the Furniture Design gallery:  folding lamps that double as storage pots.



From the Web Design gallery: a custom website for Hugo Boss.

Behance Basics

On Behance you can create a portfolio, share it, promote or sell your work, make new connections, build a following, check your stats and more. Since this is a lot of ground to cover, we made a little video that highlights some basic Behance features. Take a look:
 

An Ode to Creative Work

Creative work is a labor of love.

All too often, we celebrate creation and overlook the difficult and emotional labor behind the scenes. Anyone who creates for a living knows all too well the doubts and barriers – both within us and around us – that challenge us every day. From the very beginning, our team at Behance has sought to discuss and support the “work” part of the creative world – the “99% perspiration” – that goes into making ideas happen.

Today, I’m pleased to share a short film – an ode to creative work. In recent months, our team embarked on a side project to film an eclectic group of creative minds at work. From the Behance community, we asked some folks we admired (interactive designers, art directors, graphic designers, fine artists, and others) to allow us to film them over the course of a day – the ups and downs and everything in-between.

We all share common struggles, yet collectively, we have more opportunity than ever before to make an impact in what matters most to each us. It is this hope and vision, grounded by the reality of the hardship of creative work, that motivates our team to build 99U and Behance.

An Ode To Creative Work

Behind every great advancement, in every industry, there is a creative mind.
Creativity may come easy, but creation is hard.The late nights spent trying, and failing, and trying again.

All the while, holding onto our vision. Pushing what we see in our mind’s eye into the world.

But our potential is being held captive by forces around us and within us.
Middle men who play us down while marking us up.Not giving us credit. Getting us to work for free.

And worse, we get in the way of our own success.We rely on chance encounters. We’re disorganized and isolated, liable to go unnoticed.
We can do better.

When creative minds come together, the sum exceeds all expectations.We connect, we learn, we critique, we prosper.

It’s not about money or fame, it’s about doing what we love.It’s about creating our greatest work on our own terms.It’s about realizing that creativity is not just an opportunity – it’s a responsibility.

Here’s to unleashing our full potential. For us, and for the world that awaits what we will do next; Take creative control.

Portfolio Review Week Countdown

We are only days away from Behance’s global Portfolio Review Week!  Our meet-up organizers are receiving their kits in the mail and are making final arrangements for their events. It’s not look late to claim a spot in your area and RSVP to attend. To learn more about Behance Portfolio Reviews please visit be.net/reviews.


Behance Ambassadors – Creative News From Around the Globe

The Behance Ambassadors are a group of 15 who represent Behance in the real-world, helping to create local movements in their cities and provide real-world connections for creative professionals. They curate & promote stellar work coming out of their area, host & suggest local events, and help creative vibrant pockets of creative activity. Here’s what they’ve been up to:

Portugal:
Ambassador Rui Pedro Esteves just launched Behance Portugal! This site is the new hub for the creative community in Portugal, and contains info on upcoming events, inspiring creative work, interviews, and workshops.
Introducing Behance Portugal: http://www.behancept.com/

Argentina:
RSVP For Buenos Aire’s Portfolio Review Night
The official Portfolio Review evevent will happen on October 30 at the Universidad de Palmero, featuring presentations from 5 Behancers, plus special guest Hernan Berdichevsky, Director at imagenHB and Nobrand.

Congratulations to local photographer Lui Abadi, who showed his work at NYC’s MOMA PS1! Learn more about his work, “Casa de Cambio,” at the NYArtBookFair. In other creative news, Paola Dalman, your Ambassador, recommends joining the Buenos Aires Freelancer Community, or attending the IV International Designer Festival, going on from October 19-21.

Malaysia:
An exhibition featuring the work of local talent is in the works for November 28-December 8th as a part of “Behance Portfolio Review Week.” (invitation to come). Our Ambassador Muid Latif has been busy – he hosted a gathering for the Behance Community on October 7, and, as part of his duties as  board member of Creative Commons Malaysia, is speaking on creative copyright laws this month.

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Behance’s Project Uploader – Brand New!

This week we unveiled something big – a redesigned, streamlined way to upload your projects to Behance. We’ve been collecting your feedback for months to help us create the best experience for you, and we’re excited to help you make projects as quickly & simply as possible.

A few of the updates:

  • A quick way to add all your files at once
  • A simplified, improved Text Editor
  • Ability to control spacing & dividers between all media with one click
  • Streamlined settings
  • Improved privacy options

We hope you enjoy! Check out the demo below to see some of the new and improved features.

Can’t wait to get started? UPLOAD A PROJECT

 

How To Upload Work on Behance from Behance on Vimeo.