Wait what is a Behance Portfolio Review?In case you’re wondering what on earth I’m talking about, here’s a brief explanation of what this event is all about. Twice a year Behance hold a Portfolio Review Week, during which creative’s organise events for their local communities across the globe. Reviews are hosted by professionals who have a passion for creating connections in their local areas. These events are attended by people from all sorts of disciplines with varied experience levels. But they all have one common interest…receiving expert and actionable advice about their online creative portfolios. So you really can gain some useful insights and career guidance! Sounds pretty good right?
How I got Involved in the Event and Why it was InspiringAs a part of the YES team, I helped to organise the Behance Portfolio Review. We approached the event in a similar way to a lot of projects. Breaking up what needed to be organised, dividing tasks which played to peoples strengths and of course, created plenty of colour coordinated spreadsheets and Pinterest boards. What creative project would be complete without these trusty tools!
This project combined a lot of the skills I constantly want to strengthen as a creative:
- Networking online and in person with local creatives and even publications. This involved discussing how they could get involved in the event to make it truly unique and useful for our attendees.
- Designing assets/ promotional material for both web and print. Behance always provides each host with a few design elements which differentiate the Behance Portfolio Reviews from their larger main brand.