How did you first learn about design? Was it a person who shared it with you, or another moment of inspiration?
Project: Interaction asked this question to eight esteemed designers, who all video blogged their 60 second responses in this post. Our very own Matias Corea, Behance’s co-founder and Chief of Design, sounded off on his design roots.
Have a look at the other videos, including Ian Curry (Local Projects), Jessi Arringonton (WORKSHOP), Carl Collins (Temboo), and others.
Sometimes we get asked about the proper pronunciation or origin of the word Behance. Occasionally we’ll hear things that sound more like Beyonce, Bohance, or Bayhance, so we thought we’d clear things up a bit.
The name “Behance” was inspired by the word and meaning of “enhance” – making things better and empowering people to be more effective. The “be” implies that we must do it for ourselves; we must BE leaders of our own creative pursuits and develop the capacity to push our own ideas to fruition rather than rely on others.
As for the pronunciation…
The Behance team extends gratitude to the NY Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for providing a private tour of their new “Why Design Now?” exhibit. Our team enjoyed touring the museum after closing time with the Curator. Our take-aways included:
(1) We’re very humbled by the brilliance of the sustainable design in the exhibition.
(2) Some of the greatest innovations in design cost nothing and have vastly improved the quality of life in developing countries.
(3) The digital world of design is very UNDER-represented in traditional museums…
Chicago’s own “Beyond the Pedway” blog, which features local creative companies, caught up with Scott Belsky at the Big Omaha Conference in Omaha, Nebraska.
Take a peek at the video episode, or just “the good stuff” (read: transcript) that blogger Tim Jahn posted last week.
Behance’s designers partied it up at Swissmiss 5 year Anniversary Party in DUMBO last week. Clearly, they made good use of the StudioBooth. For more coverage on the party in honor of Tina Roth Eisenberg, click here.
Pictured: Zach McCullough & Matias Corea
Once a month at the Behance Team’s “State of the Union” meeting, we invite one of our own to teach us a little lesson on an area of expertise. In recent months we’ve been schooled on Helvetica vs. Arial, Twitter visualizations, and select Photoshop features. Last month, Alex Krug taught us all an important life skill- how to tie a bowtie. Although the success rate was not extremely high, the men of Behance are well on their way to learning. We also discovered that, in the absence of a mirror, an iPad works as a great substitute!
It has been about one week since the publication of Making Ideas Happen by Behance founder/ceo Scott Belsky. The book became an immediate bestseller upon launch, debuting at #15 on Amazon and leading every business and creative category. The book was also included in the Wall Street Journal as a national bestseller in business. Design and business blogs around the web have since had a chance to read the book and weigh in with reviews. Read more →
Charles Williams, a UK based designer specializing in Typography shared his Behance Success story with us this week:
I posted some typography on Behance in October 2008 – just a selection of various typographic bits I’d worked on in the past 2 years in a project called “Typos.”
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Last week on Twitter and Facebook, we asked you what creative fields you were most excited to see progress from in 2010. We loved hearing your thoughts, from the very specific (ex. Brain Synapse Replications) to the pandemic (common sense and education). Here are a selection of responses: