PRW 8 Social Recap

With so many incredible events happening all around the world, it would be a disservice to call out only a few, so check out these searches for the most up-to-date Portfolio Review Week posts.

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Behance at Salt Lake Design Week

Nestled in the Traverse Mountains about a thirty minute drive south from Salt Lake City is Lehi, Utah, home to one of Adobe’s offices in the US. Calling it simply an office is doing the campus a disservice; opened in 2013, the cutting-edge space is home to over nine hundred employees, complete with a full cafeteria, large meeting spaces, and even a basketball court. Buzzing around this modern office maze is Drew Milton, an interactive art director with Adobe and AIGA Salt Lake City Director of Relationships. An advocate for Behance, he invited me to conduct a workshop for Salt Lake Design Week focusing on how to create and promote your online portfolio. It borders on incredulity to hear how many creatives, especially young graduates, fail to build or maintain their online creative portfolios, so I love to take any opportunity to show how important it is.


For anyone unfamiliar with Utah, the first thing you think about is definitely not the design community, and that’s the reason events like Salt Lake Design Week and organizations like AIGA are so important. When visiting, the first thing that hits you is how wide open everything feels. Coming from New York where buildings crowd out everything but sneaking rays of sun, the Salt Lake Region, including Lehi, felt Martian in comparison. Crisp air surrounded fast moving highways that hugged red-brown mountains dotted with housing complexes and shopping centers. Looking out into the distance, the grey mountains met a brilliantly blue sky. Standing in front of the massive Adobe Campus, all I could think about was what kind of creative work was coming out of place like this?

As I kicked off the presentation, it was great to see flurry of hands go up when I asked who was familiar with Behance. Besides the presentation, my attendees got to hear from David Habben, a long-time Behance member who was able to share some of his best practices and field questions from the group. He has a great wrap up here.


The best part of the evening, by far, was being able to speak one-on-one with a few members who are excited to get their careers started and share amazing work they find on Behance. Looking at some of their profiles, it’s clear that the physical environment of Salt Lake City definitely leaves it’s mark on the creative work coming out of it. A major concern many had was being able to find reliable work in Salt Lake since there’s certainly a pull toward the coasts for many creatives. What Salt Lake Design Week showed me is that there’s definitely a vibrant creative community with a style all its own that is worth being a part of.  Whether or not Salt Lake will become a viable place for creative careers will have to be seen, but as technology continues to make businesses and careers less dependent on physical location, the odds are looking better than ever for Salt Lake City.

I want to thank Drew Milton and AIGA Salt Lake City for inviting and hosting me as well as The Mandate Press of Salt Lake City who whipped up about five hundred Behance themed coasters for us!


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:

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Don’t these character designs from Berlin’s Vivien Bertin look about ready to jump right out of the screen and start talking to you? We’re loving all the personality and emotion that comes across in these designs. And +1 on the fact that Bertin gives an inside into her process and the tools she uses to create.

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This Volkswaagen campaign pokes fun at the common white lies we tell our kids (some funny ones after the cut!), but we’re guessing what made this project a crowd-pleaser this month are the killer accompanying illustrations. With a distinctive color palette and an creative use of negative space, you’ll enjoy this work from Tom Haugomat and Raphael Ghisalberti.

FilmDoo Film Poster Design Competition – Winners Revealed!

Earlier this spring, we told you about FilmDoo’s “Film Poster Creativity Competition,” where three winners will be given the paid opportunity to create artwork for an upcoming film release this year and have their work on display Cannes Film Festival (plus a ton of other great prizes)!

After almost 1,000 fantastic entries from creatives around the world, the winners were announced live at Cannes Film Festival. We’re happy to announce & give a huge congrats to our three winners:

Margie Bergeron (portfolio) – The Godfather Poster
Ollie Boyd (portfolio) – Mad Max Fury Road Poster
Ben Holmes (portfolio) – The Amazing Spiderman 2 Poster

FilmDoo Competition Winning Posters
The winning poster designs! See detailed shots below.


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New Behance Class on Skillshare!

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How do you make a good portfolio great? How do you show off what you do and get discovered for your creative work? Enroll in our just-launched Skillshare class, where we’ll give our best advice on getting found.

Over the last couple of years having an online portfolio has gone from a nice-to-have to a must-have for any creative professional. In this class, we’ll walk through how to make a good portfolio great and how to get yourself and your work discovered in the creative communities you belong to. Leave this class with an online footprint that shows off who you are, what you can do and most importantly, gets you found.

Behance is the world’s largest creative platform, home to 5 million members. Since Behance launched in 2007, our team has seen hundreds of thousands of portfolios, and knows what makes the most successful portfolios stand out from the crowd and get the attention that will kickstart and advance your career.

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Enroll today to participate in this free class!

10% off Behance-Member taught Photography Workshop at NYU!

Want to visit NYC this summer and kick your photography portfolio up a notch?

We were psyched to see that longtime Behance member Julian Hibbard will be leading a month-long Digital Photography Portfolio Intensive this July at NYU’s prestigious Center for Advanced Digital Applications. The best part? Any Behance member who wants to register for the course gets 10% off!

The course is ideal for photographers or photography students who are looking to take on a personal project or who wish to develop a cohesive body of work. What can you expect? You’ll approach the development of a portfolio “as a multistage process involving a combination of research, experimentation, off-campus visits, weekly assignments and interaction between class participants, working photographers and industry insiders.”

Spend your summer crafting an amazing portfolio – you’ll get one-on-one feedback to help cultivate your personal vision. Sneak peek on some guest speakers: creative directors, a magazine photo director, the president of a commercial stock library, a curator, a creative strategist and the director of AtEdge. The course will finish up in a group exhibition at NYU SPS.

Interested in signing up at a 10% discount? Contact Julian here.


PRW #7 Kick-off!


Dust off your portfolios, people.  Behance Portfolio Review Week is here.  Starting this week, hundreds of events are happening around the world helping creatives connect and see the amazing work that’s happening in their community.

As always, you can follow along on Twitter with #BehanceReviews.  While there isn’t time left to host an event, check out to see events in your area!

99U Conference Starts Tomorrow!

It’s our favorite time of year! The 99U Conference, an event brought to you by Behance’s editorial arm,, begins tomorrow. Follow @99U or follow the hashtag #99conf to experience the conference from wherever you are.

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To succeed as an entrepreneur, designer, or creative, it’s not just about having good ideas, but about making them happen. The goal of the 99U Conference is to shift the focus from idea generation to idea execution. Providing road-tested insights on how to make your ideas happen. We bring together some of the world’s most productive creative visionaries & leading researchers to share pragmatic insights on how ideas are brought to life.

This year’s lineup of talks from the world’s leading creative visionaries will get you fired up to make shit happen. And we’ll be live-tweeting the whole thing from @99U. Tune in for real-time insights from leaders like MoMA’s Senior Curator, Paola Antonelli, CEO & Co-Founded of Slack, Stewart Butterfield, Black Girls Code founder Kimberly Bryant, and many more!

Behance: Bigger Than Ever

Your projects receive over 200 million views a month.
That audience is about to have a lot more project to enjoy.

Introducing: A 1400 pixel-wide canvas with full-width images



Photography has never felt more immersive.


Interaction Design is finally pixel-perfect.


And Graphic Design has never been more vivid.


Update your projects or create and share something brand new.


Adobe Comp CC, The Best Thing To Happen to Layout Ideation Since The Cocktail Napkin

The latest addition to Adobe’s family of mobile apps is here! Adobe Comp CC, a free app for the iPad that enables the rapid creation of layout concepts for mobile, web, and print has made its debut. As energetic as sketching with pencil and paper, Comp CC amps up the ideation phase of the design process. Then it enables designers to add polish to the quick-gesture comps with custom type and personal creative assets.

Behance co-founded Scott Belsky sums up its power: “Comp CC takes advantage of the iPad’s advanced touch screen with an intuitive interface and makes the beginning of the design process integral to the finished result. Doing creative work on a mobile device is only useful if the results can be opened on the desktop, where the project can be perfected in a precise, professional-grade tool like InDesign or Photoshop.”

Early in the road to product launch, we knew we wanted to change the way people worked.  We knew that enabling people to work (really work) away from their desks, capturing thoughts and ideas and concepts as they flew through their minds, that we could enhance the creative process.

Built on the Adobe Creative SDK, Comp CC couples intuitive iPad gestures, fonts from Typekit, and the personal assets stored in Creative Cloud Libraries to provide designers with the perfect mobile brainstorming and layout work surface. Then, with a single click, comps can be sent to Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, or Adobe Photoshop CC (where CC Libraries assets and fonts from Typekit are also synced) to fine-tune and finish the work. It’s this powerful connection back to the desktop, where designers do so much of their work, that makes Comp CC, and all of our mobile apps, so valuable.

The app made its first appearance at Adobe MAX in October 2014 when Khoi Vinh, former design director of theNew York Times, revealed it, and his collaboration with Adobe, during the Project LayUp Sneak. He said of that collaboration, “The company’s deep expertise in creative software plus the comprehensive power of their Creative Cloud platform were essential to this product—only Adobe could have brought Comp CC to life.”

Give Comp CC a try!