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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Imagine a world where boring headshot portraits were replaced by something this epicThe Ars Thanea team created these portraits of their staff for the new website using “soaking colors, deep saturation, and a lot of magical dust.” They said: “we didn’t plan how to use these portraits, we just wanted to do it. So we did. A beautiful day, great energy, absolutely worth it. Just for fun.” Here’s to creating for the fun of it in 2015!

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Alphabet of the Countries
presents 25 hand letter logotypes, each representing a country (starting with A for Australia, B for Belgium, etc). We love this mashup of a branding and typography concept! If you can’t find your country’s “logo,” Pavel Zertsikel (of Russia), promises future editions ahead.

 

 

William J. Meyer, a Behance member since 2009, was able to transform a classic form of old media, the book, into an award-winning new media passion project.

A few years back I wrote a fantasy-adventure novel called FIRE ON THE MOUND. Looking for different ways to share the book, a friend recommended that I turn it into a weekly podcast.  Using vocal talent, sound effects, and an original score, my small team produced a total of 42 episodes, and the podcast novel has won both a Parsec Award and a Geekie Award.

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Not only was William’s character artwork featured on Character Design Served, but the trailer, made with work from Brian Ellis (concepting artist from Hasbro and Lego), was featured on Motion Graphics Served later in 2014.

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It’s certainly worth a look (and a listen)!  Click the images above to see the corresponding projects and be sure to follow William here.

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

 

December ProSite of the Month

Each month, our curators select one ProSite to feature as “ProSite of the Month”. Our December selection goes to London-based Andy Hau, who runs a studio specializing in architecture, product design, and graphic design. Inspired by everything from the Eames Brothers to the largest of buildings to the smallest of logos, they describe their design solutions as “slightly left-of-center.” If their work is anything like their website design – we’re hooked. 

ProSite of the Month

ProSite of the Month

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:

Most Appreciated Behance
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Talk about raising the bar for movie posters! Gianluca Maruotti of Rome, Italy, hand-made these stunningly detailed clay characters for an Italian film this month. One commenter said “it’s a shame I can’t appreciate again” – we have to agree!

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Simon Prades evocative, dramatic illustrations were recently featured in publications like The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Guardian, and Medium.com We love this Phillip Seymour Hoffman tribute published in the New Republic. Click for many more!

Adonit – makers of Adobe Ink & Slide – offer Behancers Beta Access to new Product!

Our friends at Adonit, makers of Jot fine-point iPad styluses (including our very own Adobe Ink & Slide stylus and digital ruler) are letting the Behance Community get in early on their latest product. They recently announced the development of their first software for creative professionals. The beta version is just about to drop, and they’re opening it up to Behance users!

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As a Beta tester, you’ll receive:  First Access to the software product, invites to share, opportunity to have your work featured in the software at launch, and of course, a way to share feedback that will help make this software truly useful for creatives.

Interested in getting early-access to the beta? Here’s how:
1) Visit adonit.net/beta  between November 14 and November 17
2) When prompted, enter the password: firstdibs
3) After signing up, keep an eye out for an email from Adonit with next steps on getting set up

Please note that the beta requires that you have an iPad 3 or newer running iOS 8.1 or later.

*Sign-ups after November 17 are both permitted and encouraged! Just keep in mind that after November 17, our premiere access window closes and there are limited beta seats available.


Portfolio Review Week #6 is here!

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Portfolio Review Week is here! Starting today, nearly 300 events are bringing together creatives to meet, mingle, get feedback, and share advice.

Follow #BehanceReviews all week for a steady stream of event updates all week long!

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Belgrade host team photo!

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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:

Big John Slim Jim Font Behance
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.

Porto Branding Behance
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.

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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Introducing Creative Talent Search

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!

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