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Announcing Portfolio Review Week #6: November 3-10, 2014


Portfolio Review Week #6: November 3-10, 2014

We first launched Portfolio Review Week in 2012 with the goal of bringing together creatives to share their work and develop their craft. In the five Portfolio Reviews since then, we’ve been amazed by the stories, photos, and videos of creatives coming together in their communities across 80 countries.

Portfolio Review Week #6 will be held November 3-10, 2014. We’re looking forward to a week of incredible events put together by first time and veteran hosts worldwide!

Be a leader in your local creative community by hosting a Portfolio Review
If you’re willing to devote some time and energy to planning, promoting and executing a Behance Portfolio Review — you’re in!  Get started by filling out this form.

Just want to attend? Check meetup.com/behancereviews in the coming weeks for events near you!

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Learn more about Portfolio Review Week at behance.net/reviews

A Closer Look with Carl Sutton

Meet Carl Sutton. He is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Wales. His work is an exploration of deconstruction, anatomy, entomology and symmetry and we had the pleasure of getting a closer look into his projects, process and ProSite.

How long have you been working in your creative field?
I’ve been working commercially since I graduated in 2009. Since then I’ve floated between studio and freelance work. These days I work on personal and commercial projects side by side.

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Do your personal projects differ from your professional work? If yes, how so?
Over the years I’ve slowly seen the gap between commercial and personal work close. I try to take as much opportunity with commercial design as possible. I enjoy the challenge of visual communication through collaboration. Visually interpreting concepts or generating ideas from discussions. I retain a certain visual style throughout all of my work but I’m happy to experiment a little more with commercial projects. Widen the palette and try new things.

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Behind the Project: Cloud City

In this series, we’ll look deeper into some of the projects on Behance.net that are especially admired in our community. Together, Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft are The Makerie Studio, a creative collaboration producing unique three dimensional paper sculptures for both commercial and artistic purposes. They are inspired by forgotten worlds, rare prints, and the beauty of details, allowing them to create unique pieces. Cloud City is their most recent project uploaded to Behance.

What was your inspiration for this project?
The inspiration for Cloud City came from an obsession with Moroccan arches and architecture, something we’d been eyeing up for over two years and really wanted to use for one of our pieces. We’d started drawing up a few intricate designs based on real buildings, but that had us stumped for a while because the buildings were already so beautiful. It was hard to know what to do next, and how to make them our own in some way. But when we distilled what it was that we loved about them – the pattern making, the colours, the structure – we thought it would be lovely to take these very rational details into a dreamier, illogical realm. And that’s how we ended up with floating egg palaces connected by ladders in the sky…

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Behance Member Success Stories: Mart Biemans

In this installment, we’re featuring Mart Biemans, a young digital artist and illustrator from The Netherlands. Since joining in 2008, Mart has been featured in number of the Behance networks and was profiled in Adobe’s New Creatives campaign earlier in 2014.  Below is an excerpt of a testimonial from the artist.

“My life has proven that it is almost impossible to predict your future, even though I’ve had dreams and expectations like every other kid growing up, things turned out completely different than expected. . .

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Most Appreciated Projects: Monthly Roundup

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 month:

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League of Legends may have 27 million players per day, but it hasn’t been redesigned since 2009.Martin Vlas took it upon himself and Behancers are going nuts for his new UI design, improving everything from login to character design.

Futurama Fan Art Behance
Redesigns are apparently this month’s theme, as another super-fan has taken it upon himself to give a new look and feel to one of his favorites: Futurama. Check out FUTURAMA 3D part 1 by Russia based Alexey Zakharov.

Portfolio Review Week #5 Superlatives & Stats

One of our favorite things about Portfolio Review Week is seeing the incredibly unique pictures that come out of these global events. We have seen some amazing things, from Behance cupcakes, to live paintings, to homemade photobooth props; our hosts and attendees can get super creative! Because of this, we thought it would be a fun idea to create Portfolio Review #5 Superlatives. 

PRW Superlatives

Spring PRW stats:

Events: 300
Cities: 209
Countries: 80
#BehanceReviews tweets: 3,234
RSVPS: 6,344
Appreciation Coins Awarded: 1,500

Top largest events:
Bogota, Colombia (723)
Lima, Peru (323)
Quito, Ecuador (260)
Trujillo, Peru (151)
New York, USA (130)
London, England (129)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (128)

June’s #workspacewednesday

For this edition of #workspacewednesday, we wanted to start sharing some photos from our own work spaces here at the Behance office in New York City.  First, some context.

We’re located in Soho, a neighborhood sandwiched between Greenwich Village to the north and Chinatown to the south.  Known as the Soho Cast Iron Historical District, the neighborhood was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1978 and many of the side streets still sport Belgian block roads and cast iron architectural elements.  During the second half of the 20th century, Soho was home to artist lofts and performance spaces.  In the early 2000s. the area changed drastically thanks to retail outposts from Apple, Bloomingdales and many others and in recent years, Soho has been included in Silicon Alley, New York City’s burgeoning tech scene.

As you might notice, we name our rooms.  This one is Victore, named after our friend James Victore.  The Library was “constructed” when we spread our office out to the floor below us.  Originally, we had some bookcases here and there, but we decided that we needed a space where someone could sit and contemplate or learn something new.  Or take a conference call.  We usually take a lot of conference calls.

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Full Swing: Portfolio Review Week 5 Update

Portfolio Review Week 5 is currently underway and we’ve been seeing tons of Tweets, Instagrams, Blog posts, and other social media blips all week. We’re continually amazed by the excitement around all of the events. Keep posting pictures and recaps of everything you’re doing and keep an eye out for our updates on Pinterest!

Here are some shots from various events around the world!

 

Auckland from anjanaiyer

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