To Behance Network Members:
Getting too many messages in your Behance inbox?
Frustrated by too many communications about people posting new projects?
The Good News: The Behance Network is serving as a valuable platform for creative professionals to showcase their work, exchange feedback, and build their careers. The feedback has been extraordinary, and many of the largest agencies and companies now use Behance as their primary recruiting source. Read more →
Michelle Halmoff recently interviewed Behance founder Scott Belsky on the Behance team’s outlook on creative industries and the current economy. You can find the podcast here.
Ok; you said you wanted to help vote for Behance Network in the People’s Choice Webby (Portfolio / Self-Promotion Category). Here’s how to do it in 5 quick steps (in under two minutes!).
(1) Sign up to vote here.
(2) To ensure you’re a real person, they will send you an activation code. But don’t fret…once you get it, all you need to do is click!
(3) Go to the “Websites” section.
(4) Scroll down to “Marketplace” section and then select “Self-promotion / Portfolio” category.
(5) And then you can cast your vote…
Behance executive Chris Henry was recently featured in Rackspace’s introductory video for Cloud Computing. Chris has now gained the nickname “Cloud Chris” along with a strong following of fans (mostly young women) that stand in front of the office door every morning – hoping for just a glimpse of the man, the legend, the Cloud.
The Behance team was thrilled to make a big (and bold) idea happen: hold a conference for creative leaders that focused NOT on ideas or innovation, BUT INSTEAD ON execution and HOW to make ideas happen.
With Cool Hunting as our official partner and a series of other sponsors, we held the sold-out conference in New York on April 16-17 at the Times Center.
There were some thorough reviews and articles posted by journalists at the conference including a few from Fast Company, VentureBeat, and TechnoTheory.
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A subset of the Behance Team made the trek to Austin, Texas this year to attend the SXSW Interactive Festival. Our beloved TheServed.com project was up for an interactive award, and Scott Belsky presented some of Behance’s research at a morning keynote (which received some coverage on some blogs like NewCityMedia, BionicTeaching, and DuckSXSW).
Other highlights included legos, the Behance gathering, and an ever growing fascination with Twitter. All in all, a good trip.
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VentureBeat, an online publication covering emerging businesses in technology, profiled Behance founder Scott Belsky’s view on productivity in the creative world as well as the company’s development.
For some, an office space is just a place to come every day, do stuff, and then leave. For others, an office space is a hatchery, an incubator, an arena, and a place that feels like home – often all simultaneously.
As a company on a mission to organize the creative world, we wanted a space to practice what we preach – a place to experiment with our ideas around creative collaborations, work with a bias towards action, and find ways to organize for productivity.
The Behance team now inhabits the 8th floor of a rather unique building in Soho. Our hardwood floor boards run diagonal rather than straight like any other floor boards we have ever seen. We are told that the floors date back to a very young and creative maverick in the real-estate world that had a crazy idea: the floor boards on this particular floor should run parallel to Broadway (in NYC, every major street and avenue is on a perpendicular grid except for Broadway – an avenue that runs diagonal through the city). Since he owned the building and inhabited this floor himself, he made the idea happen. Carpenters and contractors thought the guy was crazy, but he defied the status quo nonetheless.
The space fits Behance quite well, and for this we are grateful.
The Behance Team was recently photographed on a NYC rooftop by Parris Whittingham. We feel Parris captured the essence quite well.
It’s not about ideas.
It’s about making ideas happen.
How many unwritten novels, half-finished projects, and brilliant ideas have never seen the light of day? What separates creative people who make their ideas happen from the constant dreamers?
is partnering with Cool Hunting
to host 99%. A conference that focuses less on idea-generation, and more on how inspiration and organization come together to make ideas happen.
Insights and stories from a diverse set of speakers, the conference will assess productivity in a creative context, offering a sneak peek behind the process, exposing how ideas come to life.
For more information, please visit The 99 Percent Conference