Posts Tagged ‘Graphic Design’

Behind the Project: Bizarre Beauty for Refinery29

In this series we will look deeper into a work that was especially admired in our community: Bizarre Beauty for Refinery29, created by Leta Sobierajski. The five photo Instagram series is a colorful exploration of the relationship between a person’s sense of beauty and inanimate objects. Sobierajski‘s multidisciplinary design work has captured the attention of the Behance community (as well as clients like Google and IBM) with its brightly bizarre compositions. The Brooklyn-based designer and art director took time to share some of her insights into the creative process with the Behance team. 

What was your inspiration for this project?

Bizarre Beauty was inspired by daily beauty routines and surface-level obsessions. The series contained objects representative of independent, odd, and beautiful situations which highlight what makes a person feel beautiful through the use of inanimate objects. The notion of surrealism plays a part in this project too, and creates situations that trigger imaginative situations with personification. I’m also heavily influenced by Josef Albers’s Theories on Color Studies; creating experiences through the sensory relationships of color is what helped me tie everything together in this project with a reoccurring palette of saccharine colors.

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Behind the Project: Lil BFFs 3 (Cartoon Edition)

Do you remember the names of all your best friends growing up?  Kevin Coppel, Austin McDonald, oh, and don’t forget Spider-Man!  Dennis Salvatier‘s Lil BFFs 3 takes us back to the good ol’ days when we would hang out with our friends every Saturday morning.  His work shows that just because we grew up, doesn’t mean we can’t still be pals.  

How did you first get interested in graphic design and then later do it professionally?
I’ve been drawing since I could remember. In first grade we watched Pete’s Dragon and we were asked to draw a scene from the film. Not only did I draw my favorite scene, but I drew my second and third and fourth because I was asked by my classmates to draw there’s for them. I always knew I wanted to be creative but it wasn’t until getting into art school that I saw the potential of design in my life. I was supposed to be an animator, but back in 1999, the industry was shifting and the competition was becoming even more fierce. I decided if I wanted to work I had to fall back on my design skills (which were terrible at the time) but I worked at it and honed it and learned to teach clients about design as opposed to just designing for them. That’s what set me apart.

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Many of your projects feature cartoon and comic book characters.  Do you seek out clients that will allow for you to make works featuring these characters, or are you really lucky?
I believe strongly in personal projects. They keep you creative and sharp. It’s through my personal projects that I’ve secured more paid work and a better clientele. People can see that you’re having fun by looking at your work and it get’s people excited to have that same energy on their projects. But in the last 3 years, I decided to take on only projects I’m excited about. In my early years, I got paid a lot of money to work on projects I didn’t believe in — there’s more to life than getting paid. 
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Most Appreciated Projects: Monthly Roundup

Appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative professional on Behance. This is our community’s way of curating the network, so that the best projects gain the most exposure. Here’s a look at two of the most appreciated projects on Behance this month:


In his project “Organic Geometry,” Motion Graphics Artist David Brodeur bring the notion that everything is connected to life. Check out the full project here.


Vio Pintilie, a branding designer from Barcelona, created a colorful but clean identity for Edka, an independent creative agency. See the full work here.

The Results from the ‘Behance Talent Search: Student Edition’

All-nighters, limited funds, and not nearly enough hours in a day –being a student is tough! We recently ran a competition to celebrate the hard work and innovation of creative students, awarding prizes for the top work. Submissions were judged based on presentation, creativity, originality, thought-process and execution. Of the 2,000+ submissions, check out the lucky few who’ll be taking home a series of creative prizes:


Kachi-Katah, a transformative chair inspired by a Japanese flower, by product designer Masamune Kaji


A collection of oil paintings by artist Matthew Adelberg


Illustrations for an interactive e-book by illustrator Rafael Alvarez


A conceptual project with 3D modeling for a new Volvo model by automotive designer Alexandar Alexiev


A self promotional branding project by graphic designer Yerevan Dilanchian
 

This Week’s Most Appreciated Projects

Appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative professional on Behance. This is our community’s way of curating the network, so that the best projects gain the most exposure. Here’s a look at two of the most appreciated projects on Behance this week:


Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is hard work, but this app makes monitoring your BMI, calorie intake and heart rate easy. This informative app with a beautifully designed interface comes from web designer Gabor Jutasi and graphic designer Daniel Koveshazi. See more “medical apps” here.

Digital artist Timothy Reynolds created a series of low-poly animal sculptures – the result of a self-initiated animal study. Check out the full series of 3D digital renderings (including an elephant, wooly mammoth and a reindeer) here.

This Week’s Most Appreciated Projects

Appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative professional on Behance. This is our community’s way of curating the network, so that the best projects gain the most exposure. Here’s a look at two of the most appreciated projects on Behance this week:



The Slovakian branding agency Higher created an expansive corporate identity for Speechwell, a new Powerpoint competitor. From their thought process and initial sketches to visual renderings of the new logo, check out their amazingly thorough identity project here.



Cam is on of the most important baby companies in Italy, so when it came to creating their visual campaign, Art Director Matteo Pozzi let his imagination run wild. See the full, magical series here.

This Week’s Most Appreciated Projects

Appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative professional on Behance. This is our community’s way of curating the network, so that the best projects gain the most exposure. Here’s a look at two of the most appreciated projects on Behance this week:


Fashion Photographer Dominik Tarabanski plays with diluted backgrounds, disappearing fabrics and unique movement in his recent photo story “Transitions.” See the full project here.


In Marcelo Schultz‘s new Behance project he shares a poster he designed for Harley Davidson as well as insight into his process with sketches and a ‘making of’ video – this is a great way to convey the way you work in an online portfolio! See the full project here.

Chrysler and John Varvatos Launch a new Design Competition on Behance

Behance hosts competitions for organizations and brands that wish to celebrate and engage creative talent. Creatives can submit past projects , avoiding any spec-based crowdsourcing, and an expert panel of judges select finalists.  To check out upcoming competitions at be.net/competitions.   

Chrysler has teamed up with world-renowned fashion designer, John Varvatos, to develop the 2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition. To celebrate this collaboration, Chrysler and Varvatos are hosting a 2-tiered design competition on Behance! Please visit: be.net/competitions/chrysler for more info on rules, awards, judges & how to submit.

Please note: You can submit any past project to participate. If your work is selected, you could receive $1,000 and the opportunity to participate in round 2. If your work is selected from round 2, you could receive $5,000  and  a trip to L.A. for the 10th Annual Stuart House Benefit.

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