LinkedIn + Behance leads to dream job at Netflix

A testimonial from Behance member Trevor Cleveland.

I joined Behance in early 2010 by the recommendation of a few friends. I lined up a couple job interviews in a very short period of time and had a really outdated portfolio. Behance made it really easy to update my portfolio without having to worry about coding a whole new site before my interviews. What’s really attractive about the site is how easy it makes it to keep an up-to-date portfolio for others to see.


Site Redesign for Stussy.com [Project Link]

After I landed that job I continued to publish new projects on Behance to keep my work fresh in the eyes of others. After a while I began inactively searching for a new job; always keeping my portfolio current and linked to my other networks. When LinkedIn added the ability to sync your Behance portfolio, I immediately set this up (and would recommend any creative on Behance to do it if you haven’t yet). Right away, I started to get contacted by companies for openings. One day I was contacted by Netflix – they had found my Behance portfolio on LinkedIn and told me they were very interested. After an extensive interview process, I was offered a position! Now, I work at Netflix as a Visual Designer and love my job.

Web Design for National Geographic [Project Link]

I’m convinced that if I didn’t have my work on Behance, I wouldn’t have stood out as easily, especially on a site like LinkedIn. Behance is an invaluable tool for designers and creatives and would recommend it to anyone.

Visit Trevor Cleveland’s Behance Portfolio.
Follow Trevor on Twitter: @tcleveland786