“I Got Invited to be a Senior Designer at Google”: Roger Oddone

We always love hearing about what our talented creative community is up to. Occasionally we’re lucky enough to have a member write to us about how Behance has helped their creative career. Want to share your own Behance story? Let us know and we’d love to include it in our Success Stories series.

In this post, Roger Oddone, a Graphic Designer from San Francisco, shares his experience on Behance.

I still remember when I learned about Behance in 2008. I recall that I instantly thought that was an amazing learning tool where you could share and to connect with people.

I also notice that by putting my works there I could get a huge exposure and consequently get clients. That was all I needed to make me decide leaving my former work, at one of the biggest branding consultancies in Brazil, in order to start my own design studio.

[Google Doodle Carnival 2012 on Behance]

 

Right after quitting, I spent some time just working on redoing my whole portfolio in a consistent and self explanatory way and thanks to that effort I got featured at Behance many times. The exposure gave clients from everywhere and after a year and a half I running my own business I got invited to work as a senior graphic designer at Google. How awesome is that?

[Google Local and Mobile Maps iconography, featured on Behance]

I have no words to express my gratitude to the Behance. It’s not enough just being a good professional if you don’t have the right tools to connect with people and promote your work. Thanks for the whole Behance team by having this brilliant idea and for the hard work on keeping the platform always in a constant evolution.

Follow Roger at Behance.net/rogeroddone