Earlier this month, our Ambassador in Buenos Aires, Paola Dalman, hosted a panel event featuring four of the “most appreciated” Behancers in the city - a high honor in such a big pool of creative talent!
She described the audience, who gathered at the Universidad de Palermo, as “stunned and inspired” by the talk, where these four creatives (who shared an early ambition to be able to have a job they could go to in t-shirts and flip-flops) talked about their work and life stories. Here’s a short recap on what each talked about.
Lucas Davidson of Design Has No Name studio opened the event. He shared the process DHNN went through to become the studio we know today, and he talked about Behance and the steps his team takes when it comes to uploading project to Behance. It sounds obvious, but he stressed the importance of posting work you are proud of. Right at the beginning of the event, he brought up what would be a common thread in the panel, taking risks to get to your dream job.
When Jontahan Gurvit started out, he didn’t have a clear idea of what he wanted to do with his life. He had worked with his father, then in a hospital, and later was a therapist’s assistant. It took him a while, but he eventually found his niche at creative agencies, and went on to be in top positions at Saatchi & Saatchi and Oglivy & Mather. Having worked for Coke, Pampers, and other powerful brands (while at Oglivy) has only made him more confident that there is only one way of doing things: with passion, being certain that what you do is what you love, and without fear of sharing your ideas with the world.
Pablo Alferi, with a completely different background, also became who he is today by taking some risks. He started working at a studio, but soon decided he wanted something with more freedom, where he could make his own experience. And this turned into no small operation – he teamed up with other freelancers and has since done logo work for National Geographic and worked for MTV.
Lucas Bilbao and his partner Mariano shared some success stories about the projects they posted on Behance. Mostly, they post client work, but decided to post their WTF Poster Series for fun, to see what people thought. It ended up getting featured on the front page of Behance Network, and has more views (170,000!) than any project they’ve done for a client.