Introducing Behance – the Creative Online Portfolio and Networking Site

We at Source have recently noticed a number of people are using an interesting application called ‘Behance’. We thought we’d take a closer look and see what all the fuss is about! If you are already using we would love to get a review from someone who has benefitted from having a profile on there.

Behance was founded in 2007 by Scott Belsky, who continues to serve the company as CEO. They say of themselves that they are ‘the leading online platform to showcase and discover creative work’.Behance Online Portfolio and Networking Site

Behance enables Creatives to create an online portfolio which can be maintained and shared within a wider community of Creatives and, furthermore, allows opportunities for connections with other Creatives within this platform. It is also hugely beneficial for companies, who can explore work in these portfolios and access talent across the world.

So, What are the Key Features of Behance?

  • Free to use
  • Unlimited uploads
  • Unlimited portfolio size
  • Collaboration with LinkedIn; One of its newer features is its integration with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, allowing for self-promotion through social media.
  • It has several partnerships with established companies; Behance’s links with business partners ensure that creative people gain exposure and improve their chances for securing new clients.  

Get The Behance LinkedIn and iPhone App

Behance’s partnership with LinkedIn is one of its more attractive features, and enables Creative professionals to display and share their portfolios with an increasingly large and varied audience. The Creative Portfolio Display LinkedIn App enables users to sync their portfolios and choose which of their projects they wish to showcase, on their LinkedIn profiles. Behance have also developed a ‘Behance Network’ app, which can be used on the iPhone. Apple says that ‘Behance Network for iPhone [can be used] to explore millions of creative projects by the world’s top creative talent. The app also offers the ultimate mobile portfolio that seamlessly syncs with your Behance projects…

Behance Helps Creatives Share Work with a Wide Audience

From what we can see, Behance seems to be an ever-evolving, effective tool, which supports Creatives in sharing their work with a wide audience. It appears easy to use, quick, and manageable. It allows individuals to successfully showcase their work, and gain attention from other, perhaps more senior, individual Creatives; in addition to gaining attention from companies. It is a tool worth investing in, particularly for those seeking to progress in their career and draw attention to their professional portfolio.

Tell us: are you using Behance? Do you love it and how has it benefitted you and your work?

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If you would like to write a blog post about your experience of Behance, or would like to share how you use it, we would love to hear from you; please let us know by commenting below. Thank you!