Category: Partnerships

The Evolution of Competitions on Behance

Competitions on Behance provide members an opportunity to submit their greatest work – whether it is a past project for a client or a personal project – for review by industry leading judges, talent scouts, and peers.

Whether the competition recognizes brilliant use of color, excellence in photography, or achievement in any other creative field, the competition provides an easy way to get more exposure and opportunity. Thousands of companies use the Behance Network to recruit top talent, and network competitions serve as yet another form of curation for companies to identify top talent.

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Infographic Inspiration

This post is part of
an inspiration series
sponsored by Veer.

Despite recent claims there may be no such thing as a visual or verbal learner after all, I think we can all agree that some information is best presented in picture form. For example, street signs, maps. Open the newspaper: what does that sun with shades on mean? Yes, lovely weather. These commonplace images, simple as they may be, are examples of information architecture (or, infographics).

Lately, it seems that some infographics are passed around the internet with as much enthusiasm as the latest You Tube meme. Designers are using information architecture to transform complex information into pieces that are at once visually striking and easy to understand. On a mainstream and widely read blog, it’s totally normal these days to come upon an infographic about Stem Cells or Supreme Court Nomination Hearings.

Here’s how Behance creatives are reinterpreting information to be digestible and beautiful all at once.

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Wood Working Makes a Comeback


This post is part of
an inspiration series
sponsored by Veer.

Wood. One of the world’s most prolific natural resources, we rely on it for everything from literal shelter from the outside world to the smooth functioning of most schools and businesses.  And although we’re finding that in our increasingly digital world we’re slowly having less need for paper, this resource’s reach goes far beyond the book and paper industry. This material has a strong history in the art world. In craft, we can trace it back to early examples like totem poles, wooden sculptures, violins, and origami. Below are some of wood craft projects that we find particularly inspiring.  And, you’ll see below that wood does have its place in our digital times.

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Innovations in Portraiture

This post is part of
an inspiration series
sponsored by Veer.

For as long as we’ve had the means, we’ve been studying and recording images of other people. The earliest known “portrait” is 27,000 years old, scrawled inside a cave in France. Yes, the faded black strokes are a far cry from the detailed sculptures, paintings, and photographs to come, but is early evidence of the natural instinct to watch and record those around us.

You’d think that after thousands of years, we’d have exhausted the many techniques and innovations in portraiture. Although there are some techniques we’re more used to seeing than others, Behance creatives continue to step up and demonstrate innovative ways to consider and represent their fellow humans. Check out some of our recent favorites.

Sleep/Wake

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No-limits Typography

This post is part of
an Inspiration Series
sponsored by Veer.com

Remember the days of term papers and Times New Roman? If you’re a person who appreciates design, it’s tough to be boxed in with a handful of “authorized” fonts.

The creatives at Behance, though, demonstrate that there’s no reason why typography can’t be an art filled with as much innovation and personality as is found in more abstract creative fields. That typography doesn’t have to exist only on paper, and sometimes isn’t even recognizable as letters at first glance. And, that there really is no material a courageous typographer can’t turn into a font (don’t believe us? Check out mushroom type).

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Paper Inspiration

This post is part of
an Inspiration Series
sponsored by Veer.com

It’s 2010, and at Behance, we’re the first to advocate using technology to manage both your work and personal life. Yet, we also can’t resist the charms of a fine paper product. Call us old-school, but there is a place for paper in the digital age, and it’s proving to be a material used in increasingly creative ways.

In the office:
It’s easy to get stuck staring at glowing screens for eight or more hours a day. There’s something to be said, though, for a change of medium. If you incorporate some creative paper products into your office life, you’ll jump start your motivation (not to mention give your eyes a rest). Read more →

Have A Question for Richard Branson?

Ask Richard Branson a Question

Given our team’s obsession for tips and insights on how to execute bold ideas (there’s even a Behance book coming out that is aptly titled “Making Ideas Happen“), we were thrilled to provide a few questions for the legendary Sir Richard Branson. As you may know, Richard Branson is the founder of Virgin and has executed innumerable ideas. And as you can imagine, our questions for him are all about EXECUTION, and how he pushes bold ideas to completion. Read more →

Comcast Town

Comcast Dream Big

Comcast Town is a new contest where creative minds can design a digital apartment (yes, the kind that you live in). And then, these apartments will be judged and (if you win) awarded some hefty prizes. Quite an original and fun campaign, so here are the details:
STEPS FOR MAKING AN APARTMENT
1. Design your room and register.
2. Log in to your room and submit your design.
3. Judges select ten finalists based on originality, overall design, use of assets, color and space.
4. The ten finalists go to a community vote.
5. The pad with the most votes wins…
And the judges are friends like Jill Ferehbacher from Inhabitat, Boy Genius from Boy Genius Report, Jean Aw from NotCot, & David Pescovitz from Boing Boing.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION
Pretty impressive. Here’s the official word: “Enter the Comcast Town Design Showdown for the opportunity to win our big-time prize worth up to $30,000, including a room remodel complete with a 40-inch Sony BRAVIA® HDTV, a Sony VAIO® AW laptop and a Philips digital phone.”

For more information, watch the youtube video or check out the action at ComcastTown.com

R/GA Mobile Music Challenge

R/GA is sponsoring a contest on the Behance  Network for imagining the future design of the “mobile music experience.”   They encourage all creative professionals to “submit projects that represent how you think we’ll use mobile devices to experience music in the future, and we’ll award one lucky winner $2500.”

The rules?  None. Just make something. Or submit something you’ve done in the past (there is no “client,” it is just a creative challenge). Just stick to mobile + music. And make sure it’s cool.

Click here to enter!

Nvidia State of the Art Contest

NVIDIA State of the Art ContestYes, that’s right!  We’re teaming up with Nvidia to give members of the Behance Network a chance to flex their creative muscles for some cool prizes.  If you’ve seen the “Speak Visual” campaign all over the streets in NYC, you’ll know what we’re talking about.  Here’s your chance to speak in whatever creative outlet that you choose.

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