Category: Behance Network

New Feature: Projects I Appreciated

Browse your latest appreciated projects, or anyone else’s, in Projects I Appreciated.

To find this feature, visit a profile and scroll down to “Projects I Appreciated” on the left sidebar.

 

To find yours, just go to be.net/yourusername/appreciations, for example:

http://www.behance.net/oscarramosorozco/appreciations

http://www.behance.net/_anni_/appreciations

http://www.behance.net/bigspaceship/appreciations

Use it to track down a recent favorite project, check out the tastes of a fellow Behance member, or determine if someone has follow-worthy appreciations!

Questions? Contact our support team 

Behance Curates: What Makes a Project Feature-Worthy?

This post is part of a series written in collaboration with the Behance Curation Team, the experts on staff who select projects to be featured in Behance’s main Gallery and 12+ Curated “Served” Sites. Click here to see the first post in the series. 

In the coming weeks, we’ll explore different aspects of the project creation process, and outline how to create the best project possible. Here are a few concrete things that our curators look in a featureable project:

1) Project Length
Generally, projects should have 6-20 images-without repetition. It’s rare to see a Featured Project with just 1 or 2 images in it. If your project is showcasing a single piece of work – say, a mural – it’s important to show detailed view of this piece to create more content for the project.

2) Large Images
Make sure your project is on the larger size, ideally around 600 pixels. Our curators look out for good quality and resolution, and a consistent image width throughout the project.

3) Pure Images – No Watermarks!
We find that watermarks and other ownership marks distract from the media in a project, so we would warn against including these in your project.

4) A complete, polished project
Many people publish partially completed projects, and then finish them later on. Because our curators can’t look at a project each time that it is edited, we suggest only publishing projects when they’re ready to be considered for the Featured Gallery. (Many people use Behance to publish work-in-progress, and then get feedback. This is fine! But for the greatest chance of getting featured, we suggest creating a totally new project once you’ve taken your edited based on your feedback).


An example of a given day’s “Featured Gallery.”

Most Appreciated Projects on Behance

Appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative professional on Behance. This is our community’s way of curating the network, so that the best projects gain the most exposure. Here’s a look at two of the most appreciated projects on Behance this week:



Reynolds & Reyner  was asked to develop a new visual identity for a small Finnish company whose primary goal was to stand out against the competition. The design studio took this task to heart and went all out with playful package designs for the paint cans, editorial-style instructions and promo pieces that are mini works of art. Besides, who says paint cans can’t be beautiful? Check out the full project and a sneak peak into the studio’s process here.


Created for Serbian fashion magazine, FAAR, this collaborative project brings spring to life. Behance member Becha collaborated with fashion designer Ana Ljubinkovic to create a color pallet and fantastical set. He then manipulated each image digitally to collate a collage-like spread. Each image is as rich and layered as the next, check out the full series here.

Your Designs…In 3D

If you’re like us at Behance, you geek out over the amazing things that technology makes possible – like 3D printing. These astounding printers use flat plastic to print, and lay down successive layers until you end up with a finished 3D product. If you have a design that you want to transform into an object, you can take advantage of this technology from the comfort of your desk – just upload your designs to Shapeways & they’ll take it from there, sending you (or anyone else who wants to buy one) a 3D version of your design in the mail.  On Behance, you can link any image with your online Shapeways store. Here’s how some Behancers are using it:


Oslo Ceramic Coaster by Studio Hansen (Oslo, Norway)


Starfish and Coral Pendants by Michaella Janse van Vuuren (Pretoria, South Africa)


Arab Spring iPhone Case by David Bizer (Berlin, Germany) Read more →

Most Appreciated Projects on Behance

Appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative professional on Behance. This is our community’s way of curating the network, so that the best projects gain the most exposure. Here’s a look at two of the most appreciated projects on Behance this week:


After years of living and working as an architect, Tadao Cern decided to switch things up. He got his start as a wedding photographer and today he’s able to travel the world thanks to his craft. The photo above is one of hundreds from his recent, on-going series, cleverly titled “Blow Job” that features a variety of portraits where the subjects are shot in front of a high-powered blow dryer. Thanks to the high quality, enticing title and humorous theme, this is one of our Most Appreciated projects of the week.



Comprised of wood, metal, spices and kraft paper, these bullet-shaped spice holders are the ultimate gift for the rugged chef in your life. Complete with hand engraving down the side of each canister, these highly-designed objects, created by Russian-based design studio Province, are a unique, yet functional approach to kitchenware. See more photos here.

Introducing our newest custom network: SCAD Portfolios

We’re thrilled to announce our newest custom network; an exclusive online gallery for the Savannah College of Art and Design community. SCAD students, alumni and faculty are invited to join SCAD Portfolios to gain broader exposure for their work, connect with the SCAD community and be discovered more easily by potential clients, recruiters, and creative enthusiasts. Click here to check out some of the top creative work from SCAD.

Broadcast your Behance gallery favorites on Facebook

If you’ve been on Facebook recently, you may have noticed a new way to share projects you’ve recently appreciated.

Now, when you link up your Behance and Facebook accounts, projects you’ve appreciated will appear in your Facebook activity. Here’s how to set it up:

1) Click “Me” in the upper right corner to bring up more options, then select Invite & Promote.

2) Click “Promote Settings” then scroll to the Facebook options and click to sign into Facebook to link up your account

If you’re already linked with Facebook, just disconnect, then reconnect to get the latest functionality.

Questions? Contact our support team.

Great opportunities this week: Nike, Moleskine, Discovery 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 on the JobList this week.

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

Digital Creation Leader II at Nike (Portland, OR)
As Digital Creation Leader II, you’ll utilize advanced digital skills to facilitate the creation of 3D product that appropriately reflect NIKE’s design philosophy and standards.

PR & Events Specialist at Moleskine (Milan, Italy)
Professionals with interdisciplinary experience across communication, creative, brand, and management disciplines are invited to apply for a newly created PR & Events Specialist position at Moleskine’s Milan headquarters.

Copy. Writer. at SmugMug (Mountain View, CA)
SmugMug needs someone to burn down the barn and wake up their readers. Concisely.

Interactive Developer & Designer at Discovery Communications (New York, NY)
Discovery’s Digital Creative Services division is looking for an  innovative web developer with great ideas and the latest Flash, HTML/5 and Javascript skills to make them happen.

Opportunity for a passionate Senior Digital Art Director who will be responsible for the design leadership of our mobile apps, mobile web sites, social media channels and online advertising.