Posts Tagged ‘Roundup’

Expressing Some Gratitude

It makes our day when we come across thoughtful industry thinkers, leaders, and bloggers that take the time to explore Behance, often offering a candid view on the strengths and opportunities for growth in our business.

In a blogosphere full of three sentence posts and quick video snippets, our team really appreciates coming across in-depth posts on some of the projects we are working on.

We came across two recent posts on Control Your Robot, a well outlined blog covering the intersection of design, technology and life. The site shares a really observant review of both the Action Method and the Behance Network (along with a few other portfolio sites). We enjoyed reading the postings along with some of the other articles on the site. One in particular, “Make My Logo Bigger…Enough Said,” reminded us of one of the early favorites on the Behance Network, also on the theme of  “making the logo bigger!”

We also wanted to thank Ed Cotton over at Influx Insights for taking the time to interview Behance. We especially appreciated the nature of the questions and enjoyed going a little deeper on our mission, the trends and needs we are seeing in the creative community, and some thoughts on where Behance is headed.  Influx Insights is a truly influential blog in the advertising/media world, and we were honored to be interviewed.

Quick Network Press Launch Recap

We’re continuing to get the word out on the Behance Network. After such a long development period, we’re trying to slip into communications mode! If you have any ideas, please let us know…

A few more to check out:
Business of Design Online
Interview on JoshSpear.com

And an insightful write-up on the Action Method:Marketing Profs Daily Fix

Stimulating a Bias-to-Action

We spend a lot of time thinking about how to encourage a bias-to-action among creative professional teams. Ideas are plentiful, but action is required to make ideas happen.

We came across a few great suggestions from our friends at Pick the Brain, a blog with great (and practical) tips on self improvement. “7 Ways to Grow the Action Habit” helps ground our energy with a healthy sense of discipline. Check it out.

Some of Our Appreciations…

Appreciation

As a small, passionate team trying to launch something new, we recognize the importance of collaboration and clear communication. Lately, we’ve been trying to better communicate Behance, our mission, and some of the research/writing we have done in the creative community. If these bloggers/mavens had appreciation badges next to their posts, then we would have gladly expressed our gratitude!

  • The kind words and coverage by advertsing/trends/inspiration portal PSFK of our LifeRemix collaboration.
  • The respect (and early shout-out for the Behance Network) from the visionaries over at do.palicio.us.
  • A few new blogs (12- 3) that covered the some Behance concept and product innovations including the Action Book (which is now out of stock…but being replenished very soon!).
  • The shout-out from JoshSpear.com, also prompted by our recent LifeRemix collaboration.
  • One fan who decided to share his sorrow after losing his Dot Grid Book in an Atlanta restaurant (we found his blog post through the wonder of Technorati and sent him a new one, gratis. Our random act of kindness of the day).

Of Air Conditioning & Action

It has been hot in NYC; and we were contemplating whether a sauna environment sparks action or stalls it all together.

Nevertheless, we’ve been trying to stay focused with only a few digressions. We were happy to see the response to our recent Behance.com Tip on surrounding yourself with action-inducing art. While the concept is a little extreme, the point rings true for our team and others we know. Thanks to LifeDev for picking up on it, despite the fact that the tip is a bit contrarian to the typical productivity principle of clearing away anything that is completed.

We were also pleased to see Write Well Me’s take on some of our favorite Tips; great to hear her resonance with some of them…

Some Sites We Like: End of June

Studio 469′s blog has great design (no surprise, given their incredible work), imagery, and insights. For inspiration and great resources, we encourage you to check it out.

And, we’re fans of another blog all about creativity, insights, and ideas. The blog is titled “Login + Emotion.” We were also quite impressed by a recent analysis of the ecosystems of agencies. Behance often contemplates how the concept of an “agency” in the creative world will evolve over time. We suggest you check out David Armano’s posting on the topic.

Observe the Observer!

Design Observer

Design Observer has a great eye for the convergence of design and culture. The site takes an enlightening, historical perspective on how design evolves around us. We commend Michael, William, and Jessica for their work developing such a great spark every few days for our creative minds.