This year marks Behance’s 10 year anniversary. By sharing your work, you’ve inspired millions of other creatives around the world. As a celebration of our creative community, let’s journey back to where it all began.
year one
2007
2007
2007

In 2007, a small founding team launched Behance. Their dream was to give creatives a place to share their work and make their ideas happen. This is what Behance looked like in 2007.

year three
2009
2009
2009
We launched the 99U Conference in 2009 (and later, the companion print magazine) to help creative professionals build incredible careers and shape the future of the industry.
year five
2012
2012
2012
We were acquired by Adobe in 2012, out of the belief that the tools we use to create should be connected with how we discover, inspire, and collaborate.
year six
2013
2013
2013
We reached one million members on Behance in 2013, giving our members new opportunities to discover a broader range of outstanding creative work across the world.
year nine
2016
2016
2016
We launched Adobe Portfolio in 2016 to help creatives show their best work in an easy-to-customize website. Since its launch, we’ve seen our members take their creative portfolios, and careers, to new heights.
this year
2017
2017
2017
In 2017, we hit 10 years, and 10 million members. One thing has stayed true: connecting the creative community is the best way to empower the creative community.

In the past 10 years, your projects have been viewed a grand total of

4 billion times

And your projects have been appreciated more than

275 million times

You've shared some amazing and inspiring stories with us about how Behance has changed your creative career.

you
you
persisted
“In 2007 I went out on my own and became a self-employed freelancer. Then the global financial crisis hit, which made it pretty bad timing. All my existing clients completely dried up and I had a second baby on the way. With no income coming in, I was invisible to the rest of the world and I needed to make a plan to get my name out there. It was posting my work to Behance that eventually paid off when out of the blue I received my first overseas enquiry. That then started a string of enquiries that to this day has helped me open up my clientele to an international market.”
you led
you led
the way

“I’m happy and proud to say that I began as a freelancer in 2008 by publishing my Behance portfolio. At the moment, I am a Creative Directress—as I like to call myself—and founder of my petite & valuable studio of 5 girl designers.

I believe women leading creative companies are much needed in our industry. Now that I am a new mom to my 13-month-old boy, I know this is possible thanks to creative platforms like Behance.”

you were
you were
determined
“I publish a project every month on Behance and when I published my MIMIC Project (Picasso Painting Reimaged) on Behance, it became viral in a few hours— I have exhibited my MIMIC Project at 6 galleries since then! I have found Behance as a dominant platform in the world and it gives us the opportunity to interact with high profile professionals.”
you went
you went
viral
“It was a huge year for me—I mean really huge! I got to design the splash screen for Photoshop CC 2017, and my tutorial on Behance for that splash screen made a lot of buzz. Everyone was talking about my Behance and they shared it everywhere, in every newspaper in Egypt and the Middle East!
you carved
you carved
your path
“Most creatives can relate: there was a point in time where I felt all my creative power being taken away from me, so I left the agency life and started freelancing. All of my freelance work and passion projects were uploaded onto Behance and it felt like followers and messages were flooding my inbox overnight. Behance turned my freelance gig into a full-time success, and I am now running my own creative studio in Brooklyn.”
you
you
overcame

“Four years ago, when my Agricultural 3D infographics project became viral on Behance and then got featured almost everywhere, I left my boring office job to be the captain of my own pirate ship in the sea full of gem opportunities.

The most amazing thing about Behance — it erases the boundaries. I’m a self-taught artist living in a small town in Russia, but thanks to Behance I got the chance to work with major brands, collaborating with amazing teams around the world.”

As we look back at the past 10 years, we're beyond proud of how the community has grown and all that we've accomplished together.

We are so grateful that we can play a part in your creative career, and we look forward to being there in the decades to come.

We can't wait to see
what you create in

2018

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Sweet Dreams by Ruslan Khasanov