Category: Behance Network

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.

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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.

Behind the Project: Intricate Wood Carvings

Today we’ll go behind the scenes with creative team  “Bonsoir Paris,” who will walk us through a few of their uber popular projects to learn more about how these astounding creative projects were created. Next week, we’ll be back with a few more of their projects! 

Tell us a bit about your team and the work you’re doing.
Bonsoir Paris’ team is composed of 2 creatives: Rémy Clémente et Morgan Maccari. We’ve been working together for the past 8 years. We started 3 years ago with the idea of building up a cross-over and brand oriented studio, mixing various skills and knowledges. Today, each project requires to work in team with 5 to 6 persons with complementary expertise. So, we’re able to work on the artistic direction, the design, the graphic design and the web design for each project. We are ambitious creatives; when one skill is highlighted, the aim to fulfill the needs of the brands we are working with.

1) Duramen Series –  Handmade Wooden Sculptures


“We decided to make the whole sculpture by hand to be able to obtain the delicacy we were looking for.”
 


Duramen was our first self-produced exhibition project. The objective was to break with the typical creative agencies’ exhibitions, which are often too moderate. It’s disappointing that designers don’t often step out of the frame but rather stay in safe territories. We founded Bonsoir Paris to be able to free ourselves from this working conception. For us, each project should be a new experience, a new technique.

We didn’t want the exhibition to be a show-case of our skills. We wanted it to be a true creative experience highlighting an unusual way of thinking, free from any business strategy. This will for stepping out of the frame drove us towards the design of our Duramen series. We designed the sculptures while having in mind the works of Dali and Magritte during the surrealist period but also with the influence of Arte Povera, which represents for us the hottest point of the minimalist movement.

In order to obtain a very high quality result, we gathered a team of specialists from diverse domains: sculptors, cabinet-makers and designers. We decided to make the whole sculpture by hand to be able to obtain the delicacy we were looking for. We could never reach this level of details using machines. Because of this specificity we worked with 10 persons, 16 hours a day during 2 months and a half.

The pieces were then presented in a larger context; for the opening of a new concept place in Paris called “Le Purgatoire”, which mixes contemporary art and food design. We were also responsible for the artistic direction of this new place and for the creation of their website.

2) Anologic - Fashion Editorial For AMUSEMENT MAGAZINE N°12

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20 inspirational photographers to follow on Behance

Looking for more photography inspiration? The Creative Bloq recently put together a list of the top 20 photography portfolios on Behance. Here are a few highlights:

1. Suren Manvelyan


Born in 1976, professional photographer Suren Manvelyan got into the medium at the age of just 16. Since then he’s gone on to create numerous series and campaigns, such as the above ‘Your Beautiful Eyes’, which have featured in many publications including The Independent, Wired and The Telegraph.

2. Tom Hussey


This emotional ‘Reflection’ series was the work of commercial advertising photographer Tom Hussey and his extensive online portfolio is full of campaigns with similarly clever and thought provoking images.

3. Madame Peripetie


The portfolio of photographer and art director Madame Peripetie is one of the most weird and wonderful ones on Behance. Her work explores the boundaries between fashion, sculpture and the human body. That combined with inspirations including Surrealism, Dadaism, the New Wave era of the 80s and the British post-punk scene has resulted in a collection of beautiful and striking images.

Keep reading and see the full list of photographers here