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Ask DN: Do you Behance?

over 4 years ago from , Designer • alexcampdesign.com

I recently had a conversation with my movie-producer friend rooted in the comic book industry and he gave me some interesting insights. When he needs someone super talented to do work for one of his endeavors, whether it's web design or motion graphics for a new movie intro, he immediately goes to Behance and starts browsing by region.

It goes to show that those randoms who do unsolicited brand redesigns end up with the last laugh, because my friend just hired one of them based on those very design merits.

Makes me wonder that if you want to get real exposure, a single portfolio site isn't enough. Embracing the communities available to us can have some powerful results.

What sites do you showcase your work on? What sites have actually gotten you business?

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If you're curious, here's my site.

7 comments

  • Olia Gozha, over 4 years ago

    Dribbble is my place to concentrate everything I'd like to showcase for the last year or so. I dropped Behance 2 years ago because of its messy layout not healthy community that encourages messages like "Check out my work..." under each project that is definitely self-promotion spam. But it seems they are making some changes recently, so maybe I'll reconsider my opinion on Behance

    6 points
  • John Jackson, over 4 years ago

    I have used Dribbble since 2012. I don't like Behance. I tried getting into it, but I hate the UI; the experience feels more complex than it needs to be. Dribbble, on the other hand, is extremely basic and straight-forward. Having work on Dribbble and Behance is nothing more than a marketing and networking technique.

    My Dribbble is http://dribbble.com/johnjackson

    2 points
  • Davide PisauriDavide Pisauri, over 4 years ago

    When I was studying to become a UX/UI Designer I uploaded many concepts online to have feedbacks from the others but there are lots of users who are just looking to get more visits and they comment writing the same thing "Awesome work! Please check out mine here! link to his portfolio"

    I'm going to upload something new this weekend because I'm working on a real app that went online few weeks ago and I want to celebrate it because is my first work :)

    Here is my behance: https://www.behance.net/ilpecoranera

    2 points
  • Adam Hayman, over 4 years ago

    I'm with Olia. I stopped updating my Behance a year or so ago simply because it felt pointless. I still keep my account active, in case someone happens to stumble onto it, but otherwise all my new work goes on my website and on Dribbble.

    2 points
  • Hannah William, over 4 years ago

    it becomes really hard to show your projects on Behance. When I click the popular projects it is always same. It becomes boring for me.

    1 point
  • Manny Larios, over 4 years ago

    I've only had two gigs (so far) as a designer – Apple Inc. and Best Buy: both came from 'random...unsolicited' work + Dribbble. When I see all these anti-Dribbble / 'non-functional design' bashing, I don't take it personal since, in my case, it helped me land my first gig. That being said, I preffer Dribbble.

    1 point
  • Amrit MazumderAmrit Mazumder, over 4 years ago

    IMO You need a lot of discipline to have a great Behance profile. That's true for anything but the open format / layout allows people to get really comprehensive and its hard to be both prolific and comprehensive. So I stopped.

    0 points