Each month, our curators select one ProSite to feature as “ProSite of the Month”. Our June pick goes to Dustin Chessin, a California based designer who runs an apparel and custom typography focused design studio called Union Dues Design Co.
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.
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
We recently got an email from Amr El Kouedy, a user since 2009 who has not only found his dream job, but also an amazing creative community he didn’t even know existed around him.
“I am a twenty seven year old Egyptian, living my dream in Dubai as successful digital designer at dubizzle.com, one of the biggest classifieds website in the region. As cheesy as it sounds, it is all because of Behance.
I joined Behance in 2009 and uploaded my first project as a junior designer. Using the amazing platform for five years, I grew more and more, learned from the best, and inspired the younger desingners. Yet, I never realized how this platform can impact my life.
How long have you been in design?
I worked as a full-time designer immediately after I graduated college about 7 years ago. I worked in-house in a University marketing and communications department while going to grad school and switched gears to become an assistant professor after graduating with my MFA about 3 years ago.
Do your personal projects differ from your professional work? If yes, how so?
For sure. I very much have one foot in the “fine art” studio and one in my office. The work I do for clients is strategic, objective-based and bottom-line driven while my studio work is entirely self-directed. I love the freedom to wander here–to not have an explicit strategy or game plan. There’s room for ambiguity, surprise and tension that is typically less desirable in the client-work I do.
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:
26 letters, 26 materials. FOREAL’s goal was to create a fully sculpted alphabet, using materials ranging from stone and wood to the unexpected (icing, skin, moon, and more)! View The Sculpted Alphabet.
In this series, we’ll look deeper into some of the projects on Behance.net that were especially admired in our community. Peter Dam is a Odense, Denmark- based illustrator and designer. “Stamps, Post Denmark” is his first project on Behance.
What was your inspiration for this project?
I was working on another project making a visual portrait of Denmark. When surfing the web for pictures of Denmark, I suddenly spotted—between two pictures of Hans Christian Andersen—a funny picture of a plate with two pieces of danish. I remember thinking “that’s so typical of Danish culture!”
Later that day, I was waiting in line at the post office and saw a new stamp series with a motif of Danish allotments in the sun. That was also so typical of Danish culture!
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For the past 24 years, Adobe Photoshop has helped push the creative world forward. We’ve been able to take what used to be a completely analog act like drawing and digitized it. Only in our wildest dreams could we imagine having a flat image, analog or digital, come to life. Now with the advancement and accessibility of 3D printers, almost anyone can go from sketch-to-prototype in minutes. Now, Photoshop has made this transition even easier with built-in tools that export to services like Sketchfab that allow viewers to completely interact with a 3D model. Now with a few clicks, you can go from a Photoshop file to a prototype and a Behance project.
For more info on how Sketchfab is helping move the 3D needle forward, be sure to check out their blog update here.
Already up and going with Sketchfab and Behance? Get posting!
For full info on Adobe Photoshop’s foray into the 3D world, check out this.