Looking back on 2009, we’re incredibly proud of the progress the Behance Network has made, and excited in anticipation of the major upgrades and developments that are on the way. Have a look at our “2009 And The Year Ahead” email that was sent to our community last week. Highlights below:
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Our team was thrilled to further launch Action Method Online (AMO) today. We’ve been working for years on developing the methodology, the products, and the concepts, design, and technology behind this service. It feels good to finally share AMO with others (beyond the beta user program).
The application received reviews today in TechCrunch, Mashable, LifeDev, and (via TechCrunch) in the Washington Post. Read more →
Part of the Behance Team got “Full on Good” at All Day Buffet‘s Social Innovation Conference appropriately titled “The Feast” – a day full on inspiration, action, and making good ideas happen!
Our very own, Scott Belsky, gave a talk on working with a bias towards action and discussed ways to foster accountability, collaboration, and productive idea generation.
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We’re excited to have our Chief of Design, Matias Corea, as one of the judges for the Wiley Design Challenge. Wiley, a leading publisher of Adobe how-to books, is asking the creative community to submit book cover ideas for “Photoshop for Right Brainers.” Winner’s design will be in thousands of bookstores and will appear in national promotions. You can take a look at the current submissions by visiting the Gallery. Good luck to all!
Behance founder Scott Belsky delivered a keynote presentation at this year’s re:think conference – for leaders in the event management industry. The presentation was based on the Behance team’s research on “making ideas happen” and how some of the most productive creative people and teams in the world function. Keynotes and consulting engagements are all a part of Behance’s Advisory Services.
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The Action Method Online (AMO) beta launch period has begun. The team is psyched and we invite you to read a bit about this new productivity application in the online magazine.
In the meantime, we have been busy gathering feedback, filming demos (some pictures below, taken by JB), and gradually inviting more and more people and teams to sign onto the application. We invite you to sign-up for the beta list at ActionMethod.com.
Photos of the Action Method Online Demo Videoshoot
Behance was pleased to throw a party for New York’s Internet Week – gathering leaders in the creativity community together for a good cause. Attendees were encouraged to bring their idealism, and leave behind Action Steps with resources, connections, and next steps to help three non-profits make their ideas happen. The featured non-profits at the event were City Year, StartingBloc, and Sustainable South Bronx. Check out the photos by Behance Network member Rachel Feierman.
The event was co-sponsored with our friends at AllDayBuffet.
Amazing people gathered for drinks and got a buzz from doing good – what more could you ask for?
Whether you’re a designer, economist, brand strategist, copywriter or ball juggler; we’re always on the lookout for talent. Behance is a start-up and we believe we’re in the first inning with many more exciting things to come in the future. We’re currently hiring freelance writers, online ad sales associate, junior web developer, and interns. If you have a strong passion for creativity, productivity, and making ideas happen, please visit www.behance.com/Talent to apply!
A few more thoughts from the annual TED Conference.
One great quote overheard from the designer of the Jawbone bluetooth headset and the OLPC $100 laptop (and he gave the quote as something he had heard before): “Advertising is the price companies pay for being unoriginal…”
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If you’ve been coming here often you may have noticed more and more posts piling up on the same page. I got to adding pages to the blog tonight, as well as adding links to the Behance Network. The network was really the secret reason I hadn’t added pages or posted in a while. It was great to finally launch “our baby” this week so the tech team here could focus on some other things. We definitely learned a lot of new tricks while building the site that will help us in the future. Good times.