Over the past few months, it’s been exciting to watch so many communities come together to plan their events for Portfolio Week #5! Every community we’ve seen has dedicated weeks of planning and care in order to create an event that’s truly memorable.
As PRW # 5 grows closer (May 12- 15, worldwide!) we’re taking a time out to reflect on the best moments of Reviews past. Take a look at some of our previous hosts reflect about their favorite parts of their events:
What was your favorite Portfolio Review moment? from Behance on Vimeo.
You can find out more about Portfolio Review Week, as well as sign up to host or attend, at behance.com/reviews !
Recently at Behance, we’ve been on a tear updating and optimizing some of our core features. Today we gave Joblist, our tool to provide the best opportunities in the creative job market from top companies across the globe, a fresh new look. One of the biggest features we’ve been trying to implement all across Behance has been a more mobile-friendly responsive design. This will help our users who are constantly on the go keep up to date with their Activity Feed, Profile, and, now, JobList. We’ve added better search tools to help you actually find that next opportunity and we’ve streamlined the application process so that you can apply to your next dream job with just a few clicks.
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While it’s not recognized as an official sport (…yet), Creatives on Behance have been busy showing off their best work to commemorate the 2014 Winter Games. Below are snippets from our favorite projects that showcase work from all sorts of places–ad work, editorials, apps, and even industrial design. Click on a photo to take you to the full project!
SOCHI 2014 Winter games sport illustration for NYT by Francesca D’Ottavi
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A few months ago, The Made Shop, a design shop based out of Denver, Colorado, was approached by Adobe to remix their famous red A logo.
“When Adobe asked us to re-imagine their logo, we were super excited. The Made Shop works primarily in graphic design, but our background comes from architecture and object design, and we enjoy blurring the distinctions between those fields and getting our hands dirty making physical objects for graphic projects whenever we can. Among the many tools we love and rely on in our shop on a daily basis — pencils, Photoshop CC, power tools, Illustrator CC, sketchbooks, After Effects CC, exacto knifes, InDesign CC, erasers — a good many of them have that Adobe logo on them — so we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it.”
Instead of making one logo, they made a simple container and, over the next week, filled it with the materials that make the creative process unique and wonderful. Things like pencil shavings, hot coffee, and smoke bombs called the logo container home. Check out their amazing logo remix here.
It’s been an amazing year here at Behance and we’re so excited for what we have in store for the coming year. We’re constantly in awe of the work that you, the creative world, can turn out. You all help make life more interesting.
For the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a look back at 2013 and featuring some of our staff’s favorite projects from the past year at facebook.com/Behance while we recount our Top Tweets at twitter.com/Behance, so be sure to follow along!
Here’s to making ideas happen!
This week, we want to feature one of our favorite upcoming events in London, Ontario. They’re going all out to make an awesome event, even down to making a beautiful website to direct participants to. Why is this site so important? First, it’s a simple URL (http://supportlondontalent.ca) they can promote on social media (or anywhere, for that matter!). Up front, they explain what they’re doing: “A Night For Professionals To Connect And Get Feedback On Their Creative Work.” As you scroll through, you’ll notice they outline everything about the night, including date, time, location (with a map!), admission (which will be donated to charity!), companies attending, and sponsors! Simply put, it’s everything you need to know in one place AND it looks great. Congrats to the organizers and we hope the event is great!
In this series, we’ll look deeper into some of the projects on Behance.net that were especially admired in our community. Katie Tonkovitch is a San Francisco based designer. Her other projects include branding for San Francisco dive bar, The Makeout Room as well as timeline based packaging for those trekking through the Himalayas. We spoke with her about her recent project, Mend.
What was your inspiration for this project?
Most of my projects have an element of sustainability to them. The final form was both inspired and limited by existing within those parameters. I think the creative challenge of
balancing aesthetics and function, of striving for both beauty and reusability, was a lot of what made this project successful.
The limited materials I chose drove the design to a high degree. One of the first things I did was hunt down the reusable containers and recycled papers, and make the decision that I was only going to use black ink. Discovering what typefaces and design elements played nicely within those parameters was a large part of my inspiration. For instance, the choice to use colored thread to color-code the different kits was born out of the fact that I limited myself to a single color of ink.
Can you describe your process in creating this project?
The design brief was the primary challenge. This was a fairly open-ended student project, so I really wanted to have a fully fleshed-out concept before I even began sketching. I wanted to do something in the world of sustainability, and spent considerable time brainstorming about how buying a new collection of stuff could possibly be a sustainable act. It then occurred to me that if that stuff helped you mend what you already had, it would be preventing you from buying things you didn’t need. The driving concept became: Don’t buy more stuff; mend what you have.
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As you may have noticed, we’ve been busy launching new tools and integration with Adobe Creative Cloud. We think these integrations are an amazing extension of the power of the platform, but with so many new options you may be wondering–what’s the best way to leverage all these new features?
To answer that question, we put together a webinar as part of Adobe’s Ask A Pro series demonstrating how Behance can take your work directly from the cloud and into the creative community on Behance.
Missed it? We recorded the whole thing so you can watch it whenever you want!
In the Ask A Pro session, we cover:
- See how being on Behance increases the discoverability of your work
- Share work on Behance easily using your files from Creative Cloud and in CC apps
- Learn how Behance fits into your Creative Cloud workflow
- Explore the activity and inspiration stream of Behance on Creative Cloud Desktop
- Harness the power of the creative community on Behance
To watch the Ask A Pro session, click here
You’ll be prompted to “register” with your Adobe ID, but then you’ll be taken straight to the video of the presentation.