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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!


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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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.


#BehanceBook Contest – What’s your Favorite Creative Trend?

To celebrate the launch of “Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work,” we asked you to share what your favorite creative trend of today is. From flat design to double exposures to cartoon work, you answered! Browse some of our favorite responses below, and congrats to our winners – @artninja, @JClilWu, and @vinedT, who will get a free copy of the book.
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Giveaway! Get your hands on Behance’s first-ever book.

Behance’s first-ever art & design book, featuring content exclusively from the Behance Community, is now out! We’re thrilled to present 288 pages of work that demonstrates how classic approaches to art and design are being subverted, blurred, and reinvented by you, today’s creatives.

We dive in 18 themes, each showcasing work that riff on the idea of “super-modified” creative work. From unexpected uses of humble materials like felt, to how branding is moving far beyond the unchanging logo, to how handmade lettering is making a comeback – it’s clear that exciting things are happening in today’s creative landscape.


We’re gifting copies of Super-Modified: The Behance Book of Creative Work to some of you, our creative community – without you, this book would quite literally not exist.

Want to enter for a chance to win? Tell us what you think today’s most exciting creative trend is.

[Insert Your favorite creative trend] #BehanceBook




This week, Photoshop celebrated a huge milestone with it’s 25th Anniversary.  We’re super proud to be part of the Adobe family and play a part in the incredible legacy Photoshop has already created.  Below are some of our favorite Behance Projects, videos, and articles about the big day.

First, a great video with tons of work created with Photoshop:

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FilmDoo Design Challenge: Enter your Film Poster for a Chance to Design the Real Deal!

FilmDoo poster design competition

It’s film season, and we’re celebrating the only way we know how – recognizing all the great film-related work our community creates! just launched their “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)!

The competition is open from January 28-April 30, 2015. All you need to do to enter is submit your film-inspired design:

  1. Step 1. Upload the work to Behance as a project (or maybe you already have an existing one in your portfolio, even better!)
  2. Step 2: Visit and fill out a quick form with the design’s URL on Behance (you’ll also need to signup for before doing this)

The winners will be announced during Cannes Film Festival in May 2015, where the winners’ posters will be on display.

A look at some of the other prizes:
– Paid opportunity to design artwork for film release in 2015
– One year license for Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes a Behance Prosite account
– $1,500 redeemable against courses from Raindance;
– $1,500 voucher from Scan Computers
– A powerful workstation graphics card from NVIDIA
– A signed copy of Little White Lies’ ‘What I Love About Movies

Behance Year in Review

We’re thrilled to debut our 2014 year in review! Thanks to you, 2014 was full of great moments and amazing work. We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in 2015!

Year in Review


Behance at Adobe MAX Conference

Behance at Adobe MAX

This week is Adobe MAX, our yearly event where 6,000 creatives from all over the world are joining us in LA (not to mention another half a million tuning in online)!  MAX is where the creative community comes together to share ideas, inspiration and learn from one another. During yesterday’s keynote, we got the chance to announce Behance’s newest service, Creative Talent Search, along with a long list of exciting updates and new products all geared toward giving you the tools and services you need to create.

This event is also a great opportunity to showcase the inspiring work that Behance members post every day. We’re thrilled that we got to embed your work in so much of the conference – whether it’s work featured on the big screen before the keynotes, or looping on monitors all over the theater, or in a more interactive way in pop-up Portfolio Reviews in the Community Tent – your work is all over. Some snapshots below:

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Behance Best Practices: Filling Out Your Profile

Whether you’re brand new to Behance or have been with us since day one, a major key to finding success with Behance is to have as complete a profile as possible. This means different things to different people, but Behance offers a ton of ways to connect the different parts of your digital life in once place.

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