Category: Press

SuperModified Debuts: Coffee Table Book Takes Pulse of Creativity Around the World

Today, I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the first-ever art & design coffee table book from Behance & Adobe, Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work. This gorgeous, 288-page book — curated by our Behance team and published by the renowned Gestalten imprint — surveys the landscape of global creativity and offers keen insight into what’s coming next — and how this vibrant community is pushing us not only to re-imagine classical approaches to design but to broaden the creative canvas into new digital mediums.

Since the early days of Behance, the team has been on a mission to empower creatives to make their ideas happen, and to help their work get noticed by providing them a platform for showcase it. Today, as part of the Adobe family (since 2012), millions of creative professionals use Behance to showcase and discover each other’s work, and, thousands of companies and individuals use the platform to find and hire creative talent.

This activity generates a constant stream of cutting-edge creative work that feeds into Behance as members all over the world upload new projects daily. Together, we believe that if we bring artists and designers from all over the world together to share their portfolios, we can increase the chances of getting great work noticed and connect creatives with opportunity at every level.

For this brand-new book, we asked the curatorial team at Behance to share their take on new directions in art and design work, based on years of reviewing those incoming projects from creatives worldwide. As our curators survey this incredible influx daily, they’re sifting through real-time data about new developments in creativity across fields ranging from fine art and illustration to fashion, photography, Web design and digital art. They are, quite literally, taking the pulse of the creative world every day.

Behance Book

To create a comprehensive narrative for such a broad range of work, we’ve organized their findings into 18 themed chapters that riff on the idea of “super-modified” creative work. Super-Modified looks at how a humble material, like felt, is being remixed in office spaces, character designs and furniture; how recycled design is making everything from discarded aluminum cans to shipping containers fair game for reinvention; and how the grand, cinematic visions of traditional architecture are finding their way into interior spaces.

With the lightning-fast evolution of the creative tools we use to manipulate photos, videos and more, while “reality” was once what you see right in front of you, it’s becoming just one ingredient among many in the end product of innovative creators. There used to be a line where reality ended and the great unknown began — now that line is beyond blurred and new frontiers in what looks and feels “real” are opening up.

From innovative approaches to traditional crafts to unexpected uses of new technology, it’s clear that classical approaches to art and design are being subverted and reinvented by today’s creatives. Their ingenuity and imaginativeness — and their willingness to share it has inspired us, and we hope it does the same for you.

Learn more about the book >


Behance wins a Webby Award for Best Navigation/Structure

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, and we’re thrilled to be included among this year’s incredible list of winners! This round, Behance took home the webby for Best Navigation/Structure. A big thanks to The Webby Awards and everyone who voted for us. Our team here at Behance couldn’t be more excited!

Behance Wins a Webby!

Learn more about the Webbys and check out the other amazing winners and nominees here.

Vote us to the top of the class!

Behance & 99u have been nominated for Webby Awards in the Community, Blog & Design categories. We are so honored by our nominations and appreciate your support. Voting details below!

Nominee – Vote For Us!
Web Category – Best Navigation Structure

Web Category – Community

Web Category –  Business Blog (99U)

Honoree – Thanks!
Mobile & Apps Category – Best Visual Design (Aesthetic Honoree)

Mobile & Apps Category – Social Honoree

Behance Announcements at Adobe Max

Earlier this month at Adobe MAX, Scott Belsky and the Adobe team announced some exciting ways that Behance will now be integrated into the Creative Cloud membership, allowing for a streamlined process for sharing work to our platform.

With Behance now integrated with Creative Cloud, you can seamlessly share your Work-In-Progress right from, and starting on June 17, with the release of the new CC subscription applications, Photoshop CC will allow users share to Behance directly from the application. In addition, ProSite will be available at no additional cost for Creative Cloud paid members. You can use ProSite to design an incredible portfolio site that stays in sync with your projects on Behance, increasing your efficiency and helping your work get more exposure.

Learn more about the announcement made at AdobeMAX:

Tech Crunch - Adobe Updates Creative Cloud with Deep Behance Integration
Creative Boom - A Creative Evolution & the next generation of creativity
Forbes - Adobe’s Behance: The Creative Graph Lets Your Work Do the Networking
Wall Street Journal - Adobe Accelerates Shift to the Cloud
Adobe Blog - Adobe Unveils Major Update to Creative Cloud 


Cupid for creatives: Behance’s Scott Belsky pairs talent with employers

On the walls of its Soho offices in Manhattan, Behance showcases artwork from its network of designers, photographers, typographers and illustrators. IdeaPaint-covered walls allow its 30 staff to write with whiteboard pens almost anywhere: one wall charts a freelancer payment system, another, a green gyre of code.

Scott Belsky, the company’s 32-year-old CEO, wants to pair talent with employers: his marketing and career services department for creatives has showcased more than two million projects from a million members in 172 countries.

Keep reading here

Behance Portfolio Review Week Coverage

Another Behance Portfolio Review has wrapped up and once again, creatives have gathered across the globe to meet and present their work. Check out some outstanding global coverage both before, during and after the events!

Collection of some notable articles:


Behance Co-Founders Featured in Business Insider’s “Coolest People in New York Tech” List

Business Insider published a round up of “the coolest people in New York tech this year” and Behance co-founders Scott Belsky and Matias Corea were included! They write, “Belsky and Corea bootstrapped design site Behance for six years before raising any money. Two million published products have been viewed more than one billion times on Behance.”

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