How long have you been in design?
I’ve been designing since High School and started freelancing around that time but didn’t really take it serious as my career until about 5 years ago. Total years designing has been 10 years.
Do your personal projects differ from your professional work? If yes, how so?
They do tend to be different. I currently work full-time for Disney where my current role requires me to design and illustrate training materials. My freelance/personal work is very stylistically different and tends to be the work I am most passionate about. All my work outside of Disney tends to nod back to the earlier design era where illustration was king and it all had a handcrafted look.
What do you think are the most important elements to focus on, when creating a personal website?
The most important thing to me is that who you are and the type of work you want to be doing is proudly displayed. In the past I would literally post anything and everything I was working on….even if it sucked. I was so caught up on making it look like I had a lot of work that I started getting the wrong kind of inquires. It wasn’t until I stripped down my site and dropped all the garbage that I began to get the kind of work I could see myself doing for the rest of my life. Your site needs to give someone a snapshot of your passion for art and your skills within seconds or you will lose them.
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Happy Halloween from the Behance Team!
Each month, our curators select one ProSite to feature as “ProSite of the Month”. The August pick goes to Nikopicto, a Hong Kong based company specializing in 3D animation, illustration & design.
Click here for Nikopicto’s full ProSite.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Akos Major, a freelance graphic designer and photographer whose peaceful photographs and simplistic techniques have caught our eye.
How long have you been a photographer?
I bought my first camera in 2008, which was a Nikon D40x. I still have some of my first images in my portfolio – the Island series, and a few ones from the waterscapes series. I’m getting into photography more and more each day. It’s a discovery period, i’m trying new mediums and finding new subjects.
Describe your process when creating your ProSite
It was really easy thanks to the developers and the user friendly interface. I’m not good at coding, so it was a huge help. Sure, I want to improve the appearance of the whole site, just have to make a room for it besides the daily tasks – especially in the ‘about’ section. Overall, all I knew is that I wanted a clear looking site and i’m glad with the results.
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Collections on Behance are a great way to group together different projects under a common theme, or just collect your favorites.
Never before has it been this easy to add projects to a collection. With the new “add to collection” button after you appreciate work on Behance, you’re only one click away from curation. In honor of this amazing new feature, we’ve decided to highlight some noteworthy collections on Behance, kicking the series off with some of our own.
Chalk: By Jackie Balzer
Olympics Inspiration: By Mell Ravenel
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Behance’s very own Navid Baraty was featured on the cover of Gothamist last week, with his unique photographs of the Macy’s Day parade from 30 stories above 6th Avenue. Navid told Gothamist ”As always, I took them by leaning over the edge!”
Full article here
More photography by Navid Baraty can be seen on his Behance portfolio
Each month, our curators select one ProSite to feature as “ProSite of the Month”. The month of September goes to LoboMau, a Portugal based advertising, film & photography agency with a stunning landing page and motion-filled project covers.
Check out the site here