Showcasing Your Creative Portfolios at Behance

Artists are harder hit by the recent economic recession than other groups. As a whole, most of them were already under the stigma of being unemployed, underemployed, or self-employed. In some cases, their status is caused not by lack of talent, but rather by lack of exposure. The next Leonardo Da Vinci might very well be moldering in obscurity.

A lot of artists have a hard time getting their work published, but thanks to Behance, a platform for artistic professionals, they can now showcase their portfolios for free. Behance is a website that caters to the needs of creative professionals that need a platform for their creative work. They like to call their members creatives. Creatives, while not a real word, applies perfectly to Behance members since each and every one of them are imaginatively artistic. It certainly lives up to its motto: “Great Works Deserves to be Seen” by supporting different types of media as well as collaborating with various websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. One main goal of Behance is to join the creative and social networking worlds together. They believe that this is the best way to make the wider world aware of the great, but yet to be established artist.

Behance has the laudable goal of organizing the world’s artistes and help them promote their work, all this absolutely for free. Signing up won’t cost you anything which is important for budding artists. After all, the phrase ‘starving artist’ does have a solid basis in fact. Behance supports a variety of media such as video, images, music and even literature. They focus mainly in design but give a generous amount of room for the other creative fields.

Recently, Behance launched a new feature that enables members to connect their creative portfolios to their LinkedIn account through a new application named Creative Portfolio Display. With this new application, they are hoping to exponentially increase the audience reached by Behance members.

Since the Creative Portfolio Display is a LinkedIn application, it makes sense to first set up your LinkedIn account before using it. The Creative Portfolio Display application allows Behance members to synchronize their creative portfolios directly with their LinkedIn accounts. They have the freedom to choose which projects among their own work to display. The Creative Portfolio Display features a user-friendly interface that makes viewing it on a social networking site easy. Another added benefit is that visitors won’t even have to leave LinkedIn to take a peek at your work.

Behance is mainly a creative community but it does collaborate with several business sites to give their users added exposure. Hooking up your work with you social networking profile could spell the difference between getting hired and getting ignored by a prospective employer.

If you happen to be a creative professional with a LinkedIn account but you haven’t joined Behance, you can easily look up their website on the internet and sign up for free. On the other hand, if you’re already in Behance, you should take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to expose your talents to a greater number of audiences.

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