So I have just been introduced to the Behance Network during my daily internet excursions. It appears to be a online portfolio/community for the creative sort. It has an huge number of impressive portfolios ranging from Acrobats to Video Jockeys and everything in between. You must request an account so I am guessing that these guys don’t fuck around. There is a lot of professional work displayed including commercials, print and illustrations that have been utilized to sell products around the world. If you suck and don’t get invited to have a creative account, or if you just want to hang out in creative cyberspace, you can sign up to be a Watcher where you can track the work of the Creatives and follow their projects, kinda like MySpace friend updates I guess. Whether you want to have an account or not you should peruse some of the portfolios. It is a great way to kill time and feel like your work sucks. Here is what the site says about itself:
Showcase Your Work
- Build a dynamic, multimedia portfolio of your latest projects, open to all or shared selectively.
- Many thousands of visitors come to Behance every day to view your work. In addition, projects are streamed through other sites across the web.
Discover Job Opportunities
- Behance’s JobList features great work opportunities. Creative industry leaders use the Network to find, track and hire top talent.
Connect and Collaborate
- Form groups (“circles”) gathered around interests, share content, get feedback.
Share tips and access resources
- Behance’s Tip Exchange provides insights for creative professionals, and throughout Behance one can access knowledge, services and products for the creative community.