Category: Behance Network

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.


Behance Curates: Our Philosophy

What brings people to Behance? For most people, it starts with a creative project that blew them away and left an impression they won’t soon forget. An incredible photoset (a father’s photochronicle of his daughter’s life) or a novel approach to branding (like this stripped-down approach): it’s stunning work like this that brings millions of people to Behance every month.

While the number of “appreciations” is the default for people who search Behance, the “Featured Gallery” is the first page visitors see. It’s full of carefully selected work from across all industries that “challenges conventions and pushes the creative world forward.”

It’s no surprise that we get a lot of questions from members about how these “featured” projects are chosen. Here are a few facts:

  • Every project published is eligible to be featured on Behance and/or any of our 12+ Curated Galleries.
  • Of the many thousands of projects published every day on Behance, less than 1% are selected to be featured by our Curators.
  • Behance’s Curators are trying to expose especially innovative and well-crafted work. They consider all sorts of factors when reviewing a project, including quality and originality of work, presentation of the project, and the traction it is getting in the community (appreciations, comments, etc…).

For tips on how to get featured, see this blog post from the curatorial team.

This post is the first in a series written in collaboration with our Curation Team, the experts at Behance who review the thousands of new projects uploaded to Behance every day – across dozens of creative fields.

So, why are we writing this series?
1) To give more explanation of how (and using what criteria) these projects are chosen.
2) To give helpful tips on how to make your projects more “featureable.”

So, how can you give your next project the best chance to be featured in the gallery? We’ll be sitting down with the curation team for a series of blog posts about how to create a great project, and the best practices of our most successful members.

Stay tuned for regular tips from our curation team!

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:

Richardo Martinez created a series of illustrations for the Spanish newspaper “El Mundo” using scratchboard,  a technique where the artist uses sharp knives to etch into a thin layer of white clay that is coated with black India ink. Each illustration combines satire and a different animal, comprising one of our Most Appreciated Projects of the week. See the full series here.

Rex, a font family with three different weights, was designed to create unique titles with ease. The creators, Fontfabric, have generously made this font free for download so you can check it out and grab it too, right here.

Behance Uses Rackspace and RightScale to Scale a Thriving Creative Community

With an abundance of visual work uploaded to the Behance Network each day, we need a lot of processing power and a hosting solution that can store a large amount of data while processing it rapidly. With that in mind, our CTO Chris Henry, determined that Rackspace and RightScale were the best match for all of Behance’s hosting needs. In a recent case study, Rackspace sites Behance as an example of a company that can rapidly scale, stores lots of user-generated content, saves time and money and allows developers to focus on building a better product instead of constant site upkeep.

Check out the full case study here.