Site Review: Behance.net
From a designer’s and artist’s perspective, you are always looking for new ways to promote yourself on the web. There are a great deal of art sites around but only a few are quality. Behance.net is one of those quality sites. Behance showcases advertising, video, music, branding and print projects with a certain professionalism not found anywhere else. Want to know a bit more? Continue reading below.
What makes it different from the rest?
First off, the amount of talent found on this site is amazing! I would say the majority of users are leaders in the field and the work they produce shows it. Second, the ability to display your resume and work experience to prospective companies through your profile is a huge advantage. Many large companies use Behance to search for talent, including Adobe, MTV and many more. The sites main focus is getting your work out there, which I think is pretty awesome.
The way you can display your work is different from the other sites as well. You can post any amount of images per project as you like, great for when you want to display something like album artwork or anything containing multiple pages and graphics.
Paranormal by Kevin May
Sticking to a simple and clean design, Behance is very easy to navigate. You have multiple search options when it comes to viewing galleries, from most recent to most viewed as well as creative field categories. The thumbnails are also nice and large so you can browse with minimal eye strain. Leaving comments and feedback on projects is a breeze, the “Appreciation Button” is also a nice touch as well.
Steamagination by Kadasarva
Like I’ve mentioned before, Behance is very much focused on getting your work seen by potential clients and design agencies. They even send you the occasional e-mail to remind you to update your resume, projects and personal information for the best possible results. Need a new job or career? Behance has job listings readily available within the site. You get the feeling that these guys know what they are doing, I like to believe they do.
Humanity’s Last Hope by Adam Spizak
Another perk to having a Behance profile is Prosite. Prosite allows you to link your Behance portfolio to a fully customizable template to set as your webpage. Very easy to use and extremely convenient. No HTML skill required, which to me, saves a lot of headaches. Feel free to check out my own site using this great tool www.kirenindigital.com.
Mixed Up by Rokas Mezetis
If you are considering starting a new profile, I highly recommend Behance! Just a word of warning though, it can seem a bit intimidating at first because it comes across a bit more serious than DeviantArt and Shadowness, which is not a bad thing. Once you get the ball rolling you’ll discover all the great things it has to offer us designers and artists.