Category: Partnerships

Adonit – makers of Adobe Ink & Slide – offer Behancers Beta Access to new Product!

Our friends at Adonit, makers of Jot fine-point iPad styluses (including our very own Adobe Ink & Slide stylus and digital ruler) are letting the Behance Community get in early on their latest product. They recently announced the development of their first software for creative professionals. The beta version is just about to drop, and they’re opening it up to Behance users!

Adonit

As a Beta tester, you’ll receive:  First Access to the software product, invites to share, opportunity to have your work featured in the software at launch, and of course, a way to share feedback that will help make this software truly useful for creatives.

Interested in getting early-access to the beta? Here’s how:
1) Visit adonit.net/beta  between November 14 and November 17
2) When prompted, enter the password: firstdibs
3) After signing up, keep an eye out for an email from Adonit with next steps on getting set up

Please note that the beta requires that you have an iPad 3 or newer running iOS 8.1 or later.

*Sign-ups after November 17 are both permitted and encouraged! Just keep in mind that after November 17, our premiere access window closes and there are limited beta seats available.


 

Adobe & Sketchfab: A Match Made in 3D Heaven

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.

 

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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.

Behance + Design Week Portland

We were proud to sponsor Design Week Portland this October, a week of more than 80 events, celebrating design with events from “Icon Building” to “Future of DIY & Interaction Design,” to, yup, you guessed it, a Portfolio Review.

Here’s some photos from the week, including the Behance Portfolio Review Event, hosted by our talented friends Zach & Ryan at Hovercraft Studio. 

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World Humanitarian Day: Human Pictures

In honor of World Humanitarian Day, Behance is supporting the United Nation’s campaign by profiling users who have created projects with a particularly humanitarian focus. This year’s World Humanitarian Day theme asks the question “The World Needs More _________”; brands, organizations, and individuals can then sponsor the words to raise money and awareness.

Human Pictures is a film-specialized design group based in New York. Their projects reflect their commitment to progressive media creation, and  include advertisements for the United Nations, get-out-the-vote initiatives, a campaign for SOME Designs, as well as several other documentary short projects.

The theme for World Humanitarian Day is: The World Needs More _______. In three words or less, what do you think the world needs more of?
The World Needs More Will to Change

What led you to pursue these projects?
Human Pictures was born as a means to push toward a more just world through the use of media as a tool for social transformation. From the get go, Human Pictures has been committed to working exclusively on projects that in some way or another contributed in the struggle for justice and social change. These projects are sometimes based on a direct message of transformation, offer options to consumers that contributed to a more just exchange economy, or challenge and question social paradigms around race, gender and sexuality. The UN Women piece clearly spurred a message against racism within Colombian society, while our work on SOME provided more socially responsible alternatives to consumers. Read more →

World Humanitarian Day: Jose Ferreira

In honor of World Humanitarian Day, Behance is supporting the United Nation’s campaign by profiling users who have created projects with a particularly humanitarian focus. This year’s World Humanitarian Day theme asks the question “The World Needs More _________”; brands, organizations, and individuals can then sponsor the words to raise money and awareness.

Jose Ferreira is a photographer based in Portugal, known for fashion and documentary photography. We spoke to him about “Trash Land,” a photojournalism project he completed during a 2011 trip to the only solid waste collection facility in Maputo, the capital of Mozambque. 

 

The theme for World Humanitarian Day is: The World Needs More _______. In three words or less, what do you think the world needs more of?
Union, less corruption, and peace.

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World Humanitarian Day: Ashok Sinha & The Cartwheel Initiative

In honor of World Humanitarian Day, Behance is supporting the United Nation’s campaign by profiling users who have created projects with a particularly humanitarian focus. This year’s World Humanitarian Day theme asks the question “The World Needs More _________”; brands, organizations, and individuals can then sponsor the words to raise money and awareness.

We spoke with Ashok Sinha, a New York based photographer and founder of The Cartwheel Initiative, a nonprofit organization that uses creative media to empower children in the aftermath of crisis. Sinha began The Cartwheel Initiative after a 2010 visit to Sri Lanka, noticing the stark difference between the pristine tourist beaches and the obvious trauma visible in northern Jaffna. The organization aims to provide workshops to help youth affected by the war harness art therapeutically, while also sharing their experiences with the world. The program conducted four workshops in Northern Sri Lanka in 2011. The Cartwheel Initiative held another round of workshops this year; films produced by participants will be screened at the Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York. We spoke about his project Children of Post-War Sri Lanka.


The theme for World Humanitarian Day is: The World Needs More _______. In three words or less, what do you think the world needs more of?
Cross-Cultural Understanding

Why is it important that The Cartwheel Initiative reaches out to kids using art?
Art is a non-political tool that can be used to spark conversations and help young people build bridges within their communities and across ethnic and social divisions.



“Art is a non-political tool that can be used to spark conversations and help young people build bridges within their communities and across ethnic and social divisions.”


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Calling all “Makers!”

Robot makers, 3D Printers, lighting designers, toy and gadget makers – if you’re a “maker” of any sort – we invite you to take part in a new initiative on Stackexchange – a Q&A site for the maker community. It seeks to address two major concerns in the world of Makers: knowledge sharing and attribution. This is just the beginning of the creation of a unified and empowered space for Makers.

Join the Beta:

  1.  Go to the StackExchange maker community proposal.
  2.  If you have an account on Stack Overflow, or any other Stack Exchange site, you should be logged in automatically, but if you aren’t, be sure to click “log in” at the top of the page, so you don’t create a second account.
  3. If you don’t have an existing Stack Exchange account, (or do, and have logged in), click the “Commit” button to the left of the description
  4. Fill out the fields in the commit box that pops up.  Be sure to use an email you can access; you’ll need to be able to open a confirmation email.
  5. Once you commit, you’ll be given a link you can use to invite other experts – feel free to share with anyone you think can contribute to the community.
  6. Important: Go to your email and click the confirmation link.

Pantone Announces Color of the Year for 2013

Yesterday Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color, announced their “color of the year” for 2013. Emerald, described as “lively, radiant, lush… a color of elegance and beauty” will play a big part in the new year for creatives everywhere. Check out the Pantone site for more info on Emerald, and visit Pantone Canvas to sort projects by other colors too!

Fun fact: the developers over at Pantone used our new API to create this widget of emerald Behance projects!

New Guest Curator: JWT Amsterdam

From time to time we invite respected curators, brands and cultural organizations to curate a collection of projects to be showcased on Behance. Check out our full list of current guest curators here: http://www.behance.net/galleries/collections_curators

We recently teamed up with JWT Amsterdam, an advertising agency built on the belief that our complex world calls for a new way of working, and they’ve created a unique collection of  projects that span architecture, photography, UX and graphic design. JWT defines the way they do business in three simple words: Think, Do, Make – a philosophy that we at Behance can stand behind. JWT’s collection will also appear on the company’s homepage, a space they’ve dedicated to serving up a daily dose of the unexpected. Check out their collection here.