Category: The Team

99%: A Behance Conference

It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen.

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?

Behance 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

Behance At The National Design Awards

Action Book and Dave at the National Design Awards

Behance was pleased to partner with this year’s National Design Awards at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The leaders of Behance gathered with fellow advisors and friends to celebrate some of this year’s greatest achievements in the world of design.  Behance also produced a special limited edition Action Book for the Nation Design Awards – distributed to all winners and over 500 attendees along with a special limited edition bag from Target.

For the Digital Nomads Among Us

Behance founder Scott Belsky wrote an article for the digitalNOMADS blog that discusses the opportunities and challenges for those that work out of the office.

In the new era of the workforce, we think that freelancers and other out-of-cube workers must manage their careers with certain things in mind!

“In a world of increasing professional freedom, managers (and the rest of us) struggle to adequately measure output. Gone are the days of clocking in and clocking out. We often assume that the number of hours spent “working” are an indication of one’s effort and accomplishment. However, in reality, this is not the case. Furthermore, applying such short-sighted measurements will diminish some of the most valuable benefits of a free-range workforce. The era of digital nomads must be greeted with a new corporate lens. We must stay focused on the bottom-line while eliminating the bureaucratic noise….”

READ THE ARTICLE ON Digital Nomads HERE

Behance Team launches the first SERVED Sites

The ServedThe Behance team quietly launched the first five “SERVED” sites late last week. The SERVED sites showcase some of the greatest works by leading creative professionals within specific industries. The first five SERVED sites are:

Fashion (FashionServed.com)
Industrial Design
(IndustrialDesignServed.com)
Motion Graphics
(MotionServed.com)
Photography
(PhotographyServed.com)
Typography
(TypographyServed.com)

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UCLA-Berkeley Creativity & Technology

Behance was featured at the annual UCLA-Berkeley “Play” Conference at the Haas School of Business.  I (Scott) had the opportunity to make the case for empowering creative professionals with the new age of technology, and I had the opportunity to discuss (and in some cases debate) the importance of boosting productivity in the creative world – and protecting the time and effort that goes into great pieces of creative work.

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AMO – Launched At Last

Our team was thrilled to further launch Action Method Online (AMO) today. We’ve been working for years on developing the methodology, the products, and the concepts, design, and technology behind this service. It feels good to finally share AMO with others (beyond the beta user program).

The application received reviews today in TechCrunch, Mashable, LifeDev, and (via TechCrunch) in the Washington Post. Read more →

Scott Belsky presents at The Feast Conference

Scott Belsky Presents at the Feast Conference

Part of the Behance Team got “Full on Good” at All Day Buffet‘s Social Innovation Conference appropriately titled “The Feast” – a day full on inspiration, action, and making good ideas happen!

Our very own, Scott Belsky, gave a talk on working with a bias towards action and discussed ways to foster accountability, collaboration, and productive idea generation.

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Wiley Design Challenge

Win Your Way Onto a Wiley Book Cover

We’re excited to have our Chief of Design, Matias Corea, as one of the judges for the Wiley Design Challenge.  Wiley, a leading publisher of Adobe how-to books, is asking the creative community to submit book cover ideas for “Photoshop for Right Brainers.” Winner’s design will be in thousands of bookstores and will appear in national promotions.  You can take a look at the current submissions by visiting the Gallery.  Good luck to all!

Keynote at re:think Conference

Behance founder Scott Belsky delivered a keynote presentation at this year’s re:think conference – for leaders in the event management industry. The presentation was based on the Behance team’s research on “making ideas happen” and how some of the most productive creative people and teams in the world function. Keynotes and consulting engagements are all a part of Behance’s Advisory Services.

Scott Belsky at Rethink Read more →

Getting ready for AMO…

The Action Method Online (AMO) beta launch period has begun. The team is psyched and we invite you to read a bit about this new productivity application in the online magazine.

In the meantime, we have been busy gathering feedback, filming demos (some pictures below, taken by JB), and gradually inviting more and more people and teams to sign onto the application. We invite you to sign-up for the beta list at ActionMethod.com.

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Photos of the Action Method Online Demo Videoshoot