Category: Behance Network

This Week’s Most Appreciated Projects

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


These Star Wars identities were created to advertise Lucasfilms and X3 Productions by a full team including an illustrator, copywriter, creative lead and more. Collaboration at its finest, check out the full campaign (and one of the Most Appreciate Projects on the Network) here.



The XKX Jaguar is a “new generation electric roadster” that was designed with both performance and power in mind. While the finished product is an undeniably sexy sports car, we like to think that part of the reason this project was so popular on the network was its narrative quality. The creators shared everything from their inspiration (1971 Jaguar models) to their sketches and plans, clay models, studio renders, detail shots and, of course, the finished campaign. See the full journey here.

New Collaboration With Pinterest // Better Attribution

Today we’re pleased to announce a collaboration with Pinterest, the fast growing social media website that now drives more referral traffic than Twitter and most other websites. Any Behance project added to Pinterest will include proper attribution, along with a direct link to the source project and the user’s portfolio. Today, Pinterest has launched this integration with Behance, Flickr, YouTube, and Vimeo.

The Problem We’re Trying To Solve

While the internet offers creatives the opportunity to get mass exposure for their work, it often falls short. The greatest design work, illustration, photography – and any other creation – has the tendency to be shared on other websites, often times without a link back or even a proper credit. As a result, creative careers often fail to benefit from the exposure that their work receives.
Needless to say, the future of creative careers is all about sourcing opportunity on the web. You publish your work – and then it circulates. If people love it, they’ll want to come follow you and/or contact you. Exposure for your work is pointless unless it is directly attributed and linked to your portfolio.

The Solution Is A System For Attribution

At Behance, we want the web to foster direct and proper attribution for every piece of creative work – wherever it may be displayed. You need to get credit for you work wherever it shows up online, with a direct link back to your portfolio where people can contact you or follow you for future updates. And, as more people visit your portfolio on Behance and opt to follow your work, you will get more opportunity via Behance’s search and explore tools.

On Behance, as more and more people visit your portfolio and follow your work, you become more visible in our many galleries and search/sorting tools. Over the years, our team has become very focused on promoting the direct attribution and credit for creative work across the web. Sites like Tumblr, Fffound, and others routinely feature images from the portfolios of creative professionals and fail to either link back or carry any level of consistent attribution. In response, we are pushing more top websites to properly credit the creatives behind the work. Behance has also started to power creative portfolio display for sites like LinkedIn, AdWeek, RISD, SVA, and many others in an effort to streamline attribution and portfolio management across the web.

Our Collaboration With Pinterest

Pinterest has become a dominant tool for “discovery” of all sorts of content. Increasingly, Pinterest is being used by creatives of all kinds – as well as journalists and recruiters – to discover and collect great creative work. Now, through a special collaboration with Pinterest, every image pinned from a Behance project will include a direct link to the source project as well as the user’s full portfolio. This attribution and featured set of links will be included both on the small and open version of the “pin” on Pinterest. We are also actively working with other sites on the web that wish to properly attribute work to the rightful owner.

Looking Forward

With tools for proper attribution, creative careers are enhanced by unparalleled levels of exposure and opportunity via the social web. We just need to find better ways to showcase and credit creative work so that it ultimately serves the creative behind the work. The future of creative careers is about much more than sites to upload images. We need an ecosystem where you can publish in one place, showcase everywhere you want, and get discovered anywhere your work is displayed.

Our team is pretty psyched about the prospect of organizing the creative world’s work. As always, if you have ideas and suggestions, please reach out to us! @Behance

This Week’s Most Appreciated Projects

Appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative professional on Behance. This is our community’s way of curating the network. Here’s a look at two of the most appreciated people & teams on Behance this week…


Fine Arts photographer, Jon Reid, notes that, “In spite of the incredible diversity in Italy, one thing remains consistent – vibrant color.” His photography project captures these colorful landscapes and so much more. Check it out here.


Josip Kelava was tasked with creating logo designs and a full branding package for the Common Man, a restaurant and bar. Inspired by the resto’s rustic and hearty meals, Kelava brought lot of texture into his design and elements of the building’s exterior into details of the interior space. See here for the full experience.

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.

 

ProSite Spotlight: Self-Promotion

A great creative career requires a marketing strategy to maximize exposure and opportunity. With all the customization options available on ProSite, the possibilities for highlighting your specialties and skills are endless. Here are a few ProSites that feature innovative examples of self-promotion:


Max Sobkowski had a little fun with his profile, and created a poster that highlights his skills & rate.


Bruno Viegas turned his about page into an infographic CV complete with symbols & graphs.


Ben Cook is an interactive designer, so laying out his skill set, availability and tools in an accessible, yet creative manner was important. The “About” tab on his ProSite even lists “who I am and what I can do” before the user has clicked – you know exactly what you’re getting!


22 Creative Studios created a clear, to-the-point, “Services” section on their site that lets visitors and potential clients alike know exactly what they’re capable of.

This Week’s Most Appreciated Projects

Appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative professional on Behance. This is our community’s way of curating the network. Here’s a look at two of the most appreciated people & teams on Behance this week…


Aron Jancso’s Qalto typerface flows and leaps like freestyle jazz. He plays with shapes and contrasts in this series of typographic explorations. Check out his different implementations and find out where to buy, here.


Mexican design studio Menosunocerouno created this “Just in Case” kit to help us survive the end-of-the-world. Complete with a simple knife for slaying zombies, Mayan liqueur and dark chocolate (who could survive the end of the world without chocolate?), this branding project is quirky, beautiful and a great means of self promo for the agency. See the full package & contents here.

Great opportunities this week: Entry level jobs for recent graduates

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

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

Interactive Production Designer at Spongecell (New York, NY)
Spongecell is looking for someone energetic but entry level to join their ever-expanding, fun-loving and hard-working Production team.

CAD Sculptor/Digital 3D Modeler at Apple (Cupertino, CA)
The Apple Industrial Design team needs a modeler to create high quality CAD models used in the industrial design process and development of new products. Recent graduates with advanced surface modeling skills will be considered.

Graphic Designer for H.D. Buttercup (Los Angeles, CA)
LA’s Most Interesting Furniture Store seeking someone who is serious about design and looking to build a strong portfolio of branding experience. Entry to mid-level experience.

Experience Design Associate at BrightLine iTV (New York, NY)
BrightLine is looking for a creative, dedicated individual to assist in developing digital advertising programs. Entry level or recent graduates welcome.

Industrial Designer at THRIVE (Atlanta, GA)
THRIVE wants an impressive individual who’ll bring creativity, passion, people skills, experience, and the ability to create award winning breakthrough products for their clients. This is an entry-level position and requires 2-5 years relevant work experience. Relevant internships will be considered.

Graphic Designer at American Crafts (Orem, UT)
American Crafts seeking designers to work closely with the VP of Marketing, Art Director and other designers to create new products, packaging, mock ups, some marketing materials, and to assist in various projects. Recent graduates welcome to apply.

Utilize Behance’s New Activity Feed to Discover More Creatives & Great Work

Your new and improved Activity Feed is more than just your Behance landing page – it broadcasts recent updates from people & teams you follow, activity from your contacts and colleagues and news alerts you subscribe to such as new job postings. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your feed:

Tip #1: Follow More Creatives

The more creatives you follow, the more amazing new work will appear in your Activity Feed. By visiting the More tab and “Creatives to Follow” you can filter creatives by field. So, if you’re interested in Typography, you can browse the top creatives who publish Typography projects.


This is a great way to curate your daily inspiration!



You can also use the new “Explore” tab to discover new projects and creatives to follow at random.
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Paul Henderson: Finding Clients and Community

We always love hearing about what our talented creative community is up to.  Occasionally we’re lucky enough to have a member write to us about how Behance has helped their creative career. Want to share your own Behance story? Let us know in the comments and we’d love to include it in our Success Stories series.

My name is Paul Henderson, founder of RISE Design Studio, and I joined the Behance community a little less than 2 years ago. Before Behance, I had a been working as a freelance graphic designer in Southern California for roughly 4 years.  I had a decent portfolio, a nice set of local clients, and I enjoyed moderate success working on projects I liked but didn’t necessarily love.

[humanNATURE featured on Digital Art Served]

I initially joined Behance and several other online creative communities to get my work out there and attract new clients, but it took me a little bit of time to understand the true value of a top notch creative network versus just a nice portfolio site.

What it didn’t take me long to recognize was the level of work on Behance.  There are a ton of great sites out there with a lot of high level work, but Behance sets itself apart as THE place for the world’s leading creative professionals.

Once I learned that this was a place where the world’s best really galvanized, I decided to stop wasting my time with so many different design outlets and just focus on the RIGHT one.  I started digging into Behance a lot more, getting the know the nuts and bolts of it, building relationships with other designers, and to this day I am extremely happy I did.
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