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:
Ion Lucic of Madrid’s original typeface, Big John / Slim Joe Font (free to download, by the way!), was a community favorite this month. He says “big words deserve big letters,” and you’ll certainly get the visual impact with this fresh, bold design.
Creating a visual identity for an entire city – in only 18 days – is not for the weak of heart! Atelier Martino & Jana put together this epic branding for Porto, Portugal, with a goal of communicating a “young, energetic, cosmopolitan city.” I’d say they did it with flying colors. Click to learn much more about their approach to this challenge and the thought process behind putting all the pieces together.
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:
Connecting creative talent with the world’s best opportunities.
Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of Creative Talent Search, a new product to connect creatives across the globe with job opportunities from top brands and companies. Creative companies and hiring managers will have access to powerful new tools to discover and engage with the talent they need.
Any hiring manager using Creative Talent Search will be able to use advanced discovery tools to find the right talent for their job. (Finding experts in Photoshop who live in the Bay Area and have worked in automotive design is easier than ever!) Our custom algorithms recommend candidates for the role and get smarter the more the system is used. And of course, the public post advertises the job to the millions of creatives on Behance.
These are unparalleled features for a hiring manager —but the real benefits go to the creatives themselves. Our work with creative teams and hiring managers will bring you more opportunities. Already, tens of thousands of creatives whose work is on Behance have been contacted by recruiters. Our launching Creative Talent Search furthers two key parts of our mission: ensuring you continue to get the attribution for the work you’ve done, and giving you more access to the opportunities you deserve.
Now, more than ever, what’s on your Behance Portfolio will help you get discovered. To optimize your portfolio, we suggest completing your Work Experience section and filling out additional information in Project Settings like clients and agency info, tools used, and tags. And, participate in Community Curation: We think the best curators are Creatives themselves. Behance members get more exposure and opportunity as their work is appreciated by more people, and by other “highly appreciated” members in their field.
Learn more about Talent Search here!
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.
As many Behance members know, being Featured by our curation team is a hard feat to achieve! Our Curators (there are two of them!) look at thousands of projects every day and pick the best of the best. We’ve recently started reaching out to our Featured Members to hear about their experience using Behance and here’s what a few have had to say:
“It’s an honour for me to be
featured on the website that I love and respect the most, being featured
among these amazing works is one huge acheivment for me. I got the email
while I was playing with my 3 month baby girl! So you can imagine that I
was already feeling awesome, but when I got your email the feeling just
Oasim Karmieh, Brasov, Romania
Adobe Sketch brings inspiration, drawing, and your creative community together in one place. Capture your ideas as sketches and share them on Behance for instant feedback. Sketch gives you the freedom to find inspiration, explore ideas, and get feedback from trusted peers—wherever you are.
Sketch with tools that behave like the real thing. Create with essential drawing tools that interact naturally with the canvas: a graphite pencil, an ink pen, two blending markers, (brush tip, chisel tip), and an eraser. Draw with your finger or a stylus; the natural drawing tools respond beautifully.
Explore some of the amazing projects created with Sketch on Behance.
Sketch as much as you want; your ideas are never limited by the number of sketches you can create. Organize your ideas as projects in Sketch with simple touch gestures.
Post a Work in Progress on Behance and get immediate feedback on your ideas directly in Sketch. Share updates as new revisions. And you can share with friends on Facebook and Twitter, too.
Touch Slide is the most elegant precision drawing interface to come to mobile apps.
Draw perfect straight lines, circles, rectangles or triangles with this built-in digital ruler. Easily align shapes using on-screen smart guides and snapping.
It’s never been easier to give and get feedback. Take your work in progress from your desktop straight to Behance with the new WIP app for Macs. The WIP app is a hub for sharing and exploring the freshest work on Behance—work still in progress.
On the Work in Progress app for desktop you can:
- Upload snapshots of your latest work directly from your desktop to get feedback from others and showcase a preview of your newest work on your portfolio
- Give your feedback on Work in Progress from creatives in your network
- Broadcast your latest updates and request feedback in one click sharing via Facebook and Twitter
Work In Progress allows you to get instant feedback from the creative community by uploading a snapshot of your work in progress.
Work in Progress is a great opportunity to show work in its early stages, and get feedback on it that can guide the direction it will take.
Get involved with the creative community by sharing your own feedback on the work of others
Get feedback from Behance and beyond by broadcasting WIP to your networks on Facebook and Twitter
Portfolio Review Week #6: November 3-10, 2014
We first launched Portfolio Review Week in 2012 with the goal of bringing together creatives to share their work and develop their craft. In the five Portfolio Reviews since then, we’ve been amazed by the stories, photos, and videos of creatives coming together in their communities across 80 countries.
Portfolio Review Week #6 will be held November 3-10, 2014. We’re looking forward to a week of incredible events put together by first time and veteran hosts worldwide!
Be a leader in your local creative community by hosting a Portfolio Review
If you’re willing to devote some time and energy to planning, promoting and executing a Behance Portfolio Review — you’re in! Get started by filling out this form.
Just want to attend? Check meetup.com/behancereviews in the coming weeks for events near you!
Learn more about Portfolio Review Week at behance.net/reviews
Each month, our curators select one ProSite to feature as “ProSite of the Month”. Our June pick goes to Maarten Deckers, a Belgium based designer, typographer and design consultant who specialized in identities, logos, books, magazines
In this installment, we’re featuring Mart Biemans, a young digital artist and illustrator from The Netherlands. Since joining in 2008, Mart has been featured in number of the Behance networks and was profiled in Adobe’s New Creatives campaign earlier in 2014. Below is an excerpt of a testimonial from the artist.
“My life has proven that it is almost impossible to predict your future, even though I’ve had dreams and expectations like every other kid growing up, things turned out completely different than expected. . .