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Behance logo.svg
Available in English
Owner Adobe Systems
Key people Scott Belsky
Alexa rank Decrease 678 (May 2015)[1]
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional[a]
Launched November 6, 2005; 12 years ago (2005-11-06)[2]

Behance (stylized as Bēhance) is a network of sites and services specializing in self-promotion, including consulting and online portfolio sites. It is owned by Adobe.[3][4]

Businesses like LinkedIn, AIGA, Adweek, and Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, and schools such as Art Center College of Design, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), School of Visual Arts (SVA), Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) have used their services.[5]


ProSite (now Adobe Portfolio) is Behance's DIY web design application, similar to popular tools such as Weebly and Joomla.

Served sites[edit]

Content from the Behance Network gets fed into a network of sites called the Served sites, which display work in specific categories such as fashion, industrial design, and typography. In September 2010, more were added, including branding, digital art and toy design. In April 2012, advertising, art, architecture and more were added as categories.

Action Method[edit]

Action Method is a productivity methodology targeting creative professionals. It includes a line of paper products (since 2014 sold by The Ghostly Store rather than Behance itself) and an online application called Action Method Online (discontinued 1 June 2014).


99U is a consulting service and annual conference in New York City that focuses on marketing. The name 99U comes from the Thomas Edison quote that "Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration." In 2011, 99U won a Webby Award for "Best Cultural Blog."[6]


  • 2009 Webby Award Finalist (The Behance Network) – Self-Promotion/Portfolio Category
  • 2009 Silicon Alley Insider Award Finalist – Most Loved Product or Service[7]
  • 2011 Webby Award Winner (The 99%) – Best Cultural Blog[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Registration is required for certain tasks.


  1. ^ " Site Overview". Alexa. Alexa Internet. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  2. ^ " WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  3. ^ "News Analysis Adobe Behances The Creative Class With 150M Community Acquisition". Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  4. ^ "Adobe Acquires Social Media Platform Behance to Power its Creative Cloud Community". Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  5. ^ School Galleries on Behance,
  6. ^ "2011 Webby Award Winners". October 28, 2011. Archived from the original on January 26, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
  7. ^ "Congratulations To The Winners Of The 2009 Silicon Alley Awards!". Business Insider.
  8. ^ "Home". Archived from the original on 2012-01-26.

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