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Ask DN: Is Behance becoming irrelevant?

almost 5 years ago from , Designer.

I remember when I was in college, Behance was the site where you get your inspiration and where you wanted to be featured. Are you guys still posting there? Or has Dribbble stole their thunder?

27 comments

  • Duncan RussellDuncan Russell, over 4 years ago

    Behance was relevant? :P

    Kidding aside, the only people I've known to religiously use Behance are students. None of the pros I know personally update theirs very frequently (if at all).

    20 points
    • Piero BorgoPiero Borgo, over 4 years ago

      "Behance was relevant?" I Was going to say the same thing :)

      Anyway, like most of adobe products lately, Behance has become cluttered and unsexy

      5 points
    • Alexandrine AllardAlexandrine Allard, over 4 years ago

      Yup, I used to have all my school projects on mine. I used to check Behance a lot during those days, but got bored with it not too long ago. I think it's still relevant but people are more lazy to update their since Dribbble is so simple, sexy and easy-to-update. But yeah, it's in my resolution to update mine this year (:

      1 point
  • Tom WoodTom Wood, over 4 years ago

    Although I don't update mine anymore, I can say that I got my last job via Behance. And we always check a Behance profile (if they provide one) and take it more seriously than Dribbbbbbbbbble.

    14 points
    • Marcus H, over 4 years ago

      +1 I got a nice UI design job because of Behance last year. I'm going to keep mine updated!

      3 points
  • J. C.J. C., over 4 years ago

    Behance is still relevant I think. It has more types of work than Dribbble and is more in-depth on projects. I believe more of it is actual work too, and not just made to look good.

    12 points
  • Robert PohubaRobert Pohuba, over 4 years ago

    So let's say behance is irrelevant, dribble ditto. What sites for portfolio/ feeback are still relevant, and worth focusing to ???

    6 points
  • Oskar GdaniecOskar Gdaniec, over 4 years ago

    I think Behance is more for professionals. It require more work on presentation. On Dribbble you can post just something nice(whatever if it's realistic or not) or gif, and you will get attention.

    4 points
    • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, over 4 years ago

      Worthwhile resource. I agree that to have a good presentation you need to put some effort into it. http://www.sketchappsources.com/free-source/930-behance-presentation-builder-sketch-freebie-resource.html

      1 point
    • Clark WimberlyClark Wimberly, over 4 years ago

      Putting more work into your presentation doesn't make it professional. I'd say about 80% of the case studies I see on Behance are hypothetical exercises from a student (or someone looking for a job).

      0 points
      • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, over 4 years ago

        I've read your reply a few times now, and I don't understand how putting more work into a presentation doesn't make it more professional...

        If I look at a portfolio where effort was put into writing up a true case study with details explaining the decisions and thought processes that were behind each visualization that means significantly more than just a series of images. The effort does matter.

        0 points
        • Clark WimberlyClark Wimberly, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

          He said it was more "for professionals". Like, the noun version of people that are professional (IE do this for a living). Most of what I see on Behance are design exercises, often from students. The amount of time in a project has nothing to do with how professional it is.

          Pouring three weeks into presenting design work that wasn't at a professional level to begin with won't magically transform that work.

          0 points
  • Dan SherrattDan Sherratt, over 4 years ago

    I've just gone through 120 applicants for a junior role at our company and I'd say 100 of them had a Behance account.

    So no.

    3 points
  • Nitin GargNitin Garg, over 4 years ago

    I think behance still has some relevance for Illustrators, typographers, art-directors and lot of other print oriented work in general. All the agencies I know definitely see behance as a platform to find graphic designers. Not so much for UX/UI. (i.e. tech startups).

    2 points
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, over 4 years ago

    There are still pro designers and teams of all sizes posting to it. It does take more work to post to Behance, but not only does the network have more serious projects than the tons of proof of concepts on dribbble, it's also more comprehensive - the people I follow talk about their projects in detail, what the problem was, what approach they took, what they tried and what the results were. You can't do that with a 400x300 shot.

    Not that Behance doesn't have its flaws, but until a better alternative comes along, I think it will remain relevant.

    2 points
  • Dmitrij PaskevicDmitrij Paskevic, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    Behance and Dribble serve different purposes.. But I'd probably agree that the former one is more appealing to students (even though Adobe doesn't really target them specifically). Maybe that's why you are less interested in putting you work there.

    2 points
  • Andrii Morozov, over 3 years ago

    I believe that Behance is not really becoming relevant. The reason why it is now losing some ground to Dribbble is that on average it takes much less time to prepare a Dribbble shot than 8000-10000 pixels long presentation that would be of the same quality as a Dribbble shot done in a few hours.

    1 point
  • Mariusz CieslaMariusz Ciesla, over 4 years ago

    As every other tool: depending what you're using it for. I've been not updating mine very frequently, true, but I'm getting a lot of jobs coming in through Behance. The issue might also be that since Adobe takeover they haven't really moved forward in any decent direction.

    1 point
  • Adam RasheedAdam Rasheed, over 4 years ago

    Presenting design requires context, and behave is a great way to create case studies for prospective clients/employers to see, especially when you're just starting out. Definitely beats a 300x400 canvas.

    0 points
  • Connor NorvellConnor Norvell, over 4 years ago

    I think its still very relevant for a lot of people, unlike dribbble it isn't just the same post over and over (not discounting dribbble, just saying almost everything is the same style of design almost all the time). I think they work very differently. For quick inspiration I go with dribbble, and for more in depth projects I'll look on behance

    0 points
  • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    I can say that colleges still are using Behance. That alone makes it somewhat relevant. I just did a mentorship portfolio / resume review at a local art school and everyone had a Behance account and a Adobe Portfolio website. It might be that it's now more of an entry point for designers / artists into sharing their work online, but it's still relevant. The opinion, and recommendation I always give is that if you are looking for work have yourself everywhere (including Behance). Nothing is worse than doing a Google search on a new hire prospect only to find they have no website, dribbble, github, twitter, or anything. Having those things show that you are active, and aware of trends.

    0 points
  • Robin RaszkaRobin Raszka, over 4 years ago

    Yes

    0 points
  • Scott Burns, over 4 years ago

    As a source of feedback, it's pretty useless, just lots of people commenting on others work to ask them to look at their own, which drives me nuts!

    It is most useful for students though, let's them get their work up online quickly, which is useful for when we do placements and the like with the College program we work with.

    0 points