“Organised by members for members” is the tag line for the Behance Portfolio Reviews that have been happening around the world between 4th and 11th November. The Behance portfolio site has been offering support to those organising local portfolio reviews where creatives can gather and have their portfolios critiqued by a panel of experts.
I attended the first portfolio review in Scotland, organised by David Mahoney, student at The University of Edinburgh, and took part as a member of the judging panel. During the evening 4 people presented their portfolios to the audience and received feeback from the panel consisting of photographer Tibor Galamb, talent agency consultant Sandy Tedford and myself.
Afterwards there was an opportunity to network and I took the chance to chat with as many of the attendees as I could and to promote the forthcoming Adobe Generation courses. Each presenter was awarded a Behance medal and two lucky winners, Katy Simpson and Todor Russanov, won subscriptions to Adobe Creative Cloud.
The event was a great success and everyone I spoke with said that they had enjoyed the evening and would be going away having learned something from the experience. Well done to David for organising the event, and I sincerely hope we can participate in future events like this in Scotland.
View the four presenters’ portfolios:
Katy Simspon – http://www.behance.net/katysimpson
Todor Russanov – http://www.behance.net/russanov
Wael Seaiby – http://www.behance.net/waelseaiby
Georgi Karapeev – http://www.behance.net/gkarapeev
– Colin Maxwell, Adobe Education Leader