Category: Behance Outfitter

Creative Tools for Creative People: Action Books

Did you know that Behance actually began with paper products? Back in 2006, when our small team was imagining ways to help organize the creative world, we knew that we needed to start with ourselves. So, before launching the Behance Network, Action Method or The 99%, we created a series of action-focused paper products – and, now we can’t imagine life without them! Here are a few snapshots from our design team’s idea-filled Action Books:


‘What is your next big idea?’ Matias Corea, Behance’s Chief of Design, brainstorms cards for Action Method cards in his Action Book.

Clement, Behance’s Senior Designer, sketches interface designs in his Action Book before they make it to the screen.

 

Creative Tools for Creative People: Idea Paint

As part of our mission to empower creative professionals, we want to help them get organized too.  In this series we feature products & tools that’ll help you make your ideas happen. 

IdeaPaint is the most environmentally friendly dry-erase product on the market. Great for your studio or even your home, IdeaPaint transforms a regular wall into an erasable surface. Here at Behance we use our IdeaPainted walls to brainstorm, capture quotes, sketch outlines for updates and new products and more.

To learn more about IdeaPaint click here.

Brand-New at the Behance Outfitter: Writing Utensils!

The Behance Outfitter - our online storefront for creative “tools of the trade” has a new addition – writing utensils! For the first time, we’re offering our favorite high-quality writing implements, hand-picked for the store by the very people who designed Behance.

Who says high-tech has to be virtual? Our four L-Tech implements put the tangible pleasure of a well-crafted precision tool in your hand. Architects and engineers have used such machined metal for years, and it will bring a new level of quality to whatever you craft with it.

In collaboration with Levenger, we’re happy to add these four items to the store:
L-Tech Fountain Pen
L-Tech Ballpoint
L-Tech Stealth Rollerball
L-Tech Stealth Pencil (7 mm)

Behance Outfitter 2.0 Has Arrived

It’s here! Our team is excited to present the brand-spanking-new Behance Outfitter, where we sell products to outfit creatives with the tools of the trade that we think of as the world’s best products for making ideas happen. This includes our custom-designed Action Products, a line of notebooks designed for optimal productivity (they include a list of “action steps” along the right side to organize your thoughts).

A new addition to Outfitter 2.0 are Accessories and Behance Apparel. Yes, you can own your very own Behance T-shirt( And if you want a peek at the Behance team – we’re the enthusiastic models wearing the Behance shirts.) Another new product is the custom designed Messenger Bags by The 99%, made by Rickshaw.

More shots after the jump! Read more →

The Summer getaction Contest

Win Action Method Products by using Twitter!

Productivity can decline during summer when the sun is shining. In an effort to increase productivity and encourage ACTION, we are giving away over $1,000 in Action Method products.

Grand Prize (1)
$300 worth of Action Method Products
One (1) Premium subscription to Action Method Online ($100 value)
One (1) Extremely Limited-Edition Behance T-shirt

Runner-up Prize (1)
$100 worth of Action Method Products
One (1) Premium subscription to Action Method Online ($100 value)
One (1) Extremely Limited-Edition Behance T-shirt

Creative Tweet Prize (5)
Choice of one (1) Action Method Product
One (1) Extremely Limited-Edition Behance T-shirt Read more →

Gotta Love Twitter’s “Search” Tool

It is interesting to “search” on Twitter for a particular product name or brand. Here’s a quick example of this morning’s search on Twitter for “Action Method” (below). In the new age, teams should use twitter searches to “get the pulse” of what people are saying about their products – and to learn from these searches…

Behance At The National Design Awards

Action Book and Dave at the National Design Awards

Behance was pleased to partner with this year’s National Design Awards at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The leaders of Behance gathered with fellow advisors and friends to celebrate some of this year’s greatest achievements in the world of design.  Behance also produced a special limited edition Action Book for the Nation Design Awards – distributed to all winners and over 500 attendees along with a special limited edition bag from Target.

New Work City

New Work City New YorkOur friends at New Work City are doing an amazing thing. They are gathering a community of dedicated creative minds to work together in a co-working environment that promotes accountability, professionalism, and good economics. We previously profiled the thinking behind this new workspace concept in the Behance Magazine. We were surprised to see the new website splash page for New Work City – it utilizes a Behance Action Book to show the completed action steps required to make New Work City happen. Read more →

Action Method Products: Now in 30+ stores worldwide

We wanted to provide an updated list of the select retail stores that Behance has partnered with across the US.  These retails partners are the first to carry the Action Method product line.

Austin, TX: Spartan
Berkeley, CA
: Twig & Fig
Boston, MA
: Institute of Contemporary Art
Boulder, CO
: two hands paperie
Brooklyn, NY
: Exit 9
Chicago, IL
: Museum of Contemporary Art
Lakewood, CO
: Composition
Lakewood, CO
: Red Rocks CC Bookstore
Los Angeles, CA
: Pulp/Illiterature
Minneapolis, MN
: Walker Art Center Shop
New York, NY
: A.I. Friedman
New York, NY
Environment 337
New York, NY
: MXYPLYZYK
New York, NY
: New York Central Art Supply
New York, NY:
Paper Presentation Center
New York, NY
: Reed Space
New York, NY
: Therapie
Philadelphia, PA
: WEJETSET
Philadelphia, PA
: AIA Bookstore & Design Center
Pittsburgh, PA
: MoreThanWords
Portland, OR
: Writer’s Bloc
San Francisco, CA
: Museum of Modern Art
Sante Fe, NM
: Design Warehouse
Seattle, WA
: Peter Miller Architecture & Design Books
Seattle, WA:
Blackbird
Westport, CT
: Presentation
Calgary, Canada:
Reid Stationers
Edmonton, Canada:
Stylus Fine Pens
Montreal, Canada
: Papeterie Nota Bene
Toronto, Canada
: Laywine’s Pens & Organizers
Chichester, UK
: Strawberry & Cream
Melbourne, Australia
The Source
South Korea
: HiPag International
Taipei, Taiwan
: W Design Store