Go Media on the Behance Network

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So I signed up for a Behance profile months ago, along with my colleague Oliver. Other than a great source of inspiration, I kinda figured it was just another social network to waste time on.

But ironically, the site has actually done good for me, considering how little I used it. At first I just uploaded my portfolio and forgot about it. A few months later some pretty well known design blogs featured my typography portfolio and then soon after that, Comptuer Arts Magazine contacted me for a typography feature in the next issue of Computer Arts Projects. So I have Behance to thank for simply being out there to display my work. But after that, I always felt I was too busy to work on my profile and I neglected the site again.

Until recently. I received a call from a gentleman named Scott (he works at Behance) who wanted to chit chat about how Go Media was using the site. It’s not every day you get a call from the people who run your social network. And they told me about their other site, behance.com – which has a lot of other cool resources for helping organize and network the creative community.

So after that call, I felt inspired again. I felt like I need to really take advantage of this site and try to get more out of it. So Oliver and I updated our profiles and almost immediately, Oliver was awarded with a feature on the home page for his awesome Concentric series. So congrats to him! That series definitely deserves it.

And it’s quite obvious, a few minutes on the site and you realize that there are some amazing designers on there. One misconception about Behance is that it’s just like your typical social network. It’s not like Myspace. It’s more like Linked In; providing you professional directories of skilled and talented designers. There are bloggers, agencies, and magazines looking at the site in addition to other designers. So it might just be worth my while to keep using it. We could use any extra work or press that can come out of it. Honestly, who couldn’t!

Oliver Barrett on Behance:

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About the Author, Jeff Finley

I'm a partner at Go Media, a Cleveland web design and development firm. We also specialize in print design and branding. I started Weapons of Mass Creation Fest and wrote the book Thread's Not Dead, teaching artists and designers how to start a clothing company. In my spare time, I write songs and play drums in Campfire Conspiracy. I'm a happy husband and an aspiring b-boy and lucid dreamer.

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