2020 was a year of challenges and changes. Despite all the hardships, the creative community rallied together to support and inspire each other, and to create work that pushed boundaries and embraced new influences.

We looked back at some of the most appreciated projects on Behance this year to identify three distinct creative trends that defined 2020.

See the full moodboard of top Behance projects of 2020

Trend #1: Restorative Escapes


Header image by Dante Metaphor

This year has shown what a critical role creativity plays in our lives. It helps us connect with each other — even remotely — and it’s our goal at Behance to bring creatives together. Our community of over 24 million creatives around the world is more active and connected than ever before, and more creatives are being discovered on Behance every day.

That’s why we’re putting an increased focus on the community aspect of our tools and services to help you connect and collaborate with one another, learn from each other, and expand your skills.

Livestreaming For All

Today, we’re excited to launch…


Behance receives over a million unique visitors every day looking to get inspired and share their work with the creative community. Our Discover page and search features are designed to help our members find innovative and boundary-pushing creative work.

There are over 100 Curated Galleries on Behance, from the Best Of Behance (the best projects from across all industries) to popular creative fields like photography, graphic design, and 3D art. Within these broad categories you can filter into specialized fields, from retouching and landscape photography to typography, packaging design, logo design, and more.

We also have galleries dedicated to creative…


Each month we invite an artist to curate the Behance social feed for one week. March Guest Curator Lisa Odette Butean speaks to us about her transition from 2D to 3D design, and the inspiration behind her moodboard.

“I’m quite an introvert and I always enjoyed spending time by myself drawing for hours,” reveals freelance illustrator and 3D artist Lisa Odette Butean. Some of her earliest memories are of herself drawing.

In college she explored various avenues of design, from branding to editorial to UI/UX, but it was motion design that really captivated Lisa Odette: “I enjoyed motion graphics because…


Each month we invite a creative to curate our social feed for one week. We spoke with February’s Guest Curator Kervin Brisseaux about what it takes to develop a signature style and the Behance moodboard he curated for his takeover.

Kervin Brisseaux is the Design Director at brand experience and packaging design studio Vault49, crafting campaigns for some of the biggest names in food and beverage. As a freelance illustrator, he creates bold and dynamic illustrations — one of which you may recognize from the start up screen of Adobe Illustrator.

Kervin’s creative philosophy marries two seemingly opposing forces: passion…


Each month we invite an artist to curate the Behance social feed for one week. Our first Guest Curator of 2021 is photographer and Adobe Creative Resident Christina Poku. Here, she delves into her creative process and the inspiration behind her moodboard.

Chistina Poku recalls discovering her chosen medium in high school: “I remember having a little compact camera that came with a teeny 6x4 printer, and being blown away by the colors and details in the photos of plants I took on a trip to Kew Gardens.” From there, her interest and skills grew, and she went on to…


Each month we invite a creative to curate our social feed for one week. We spoke with October’s Guest Curator Stormy Nesbit about her illustrations and her journey into livestreaming her creative process.

As a toddler, Stormy Nesbit could often be found with a marker or crayon in her hands. “I was even caught chewing on them from time to time,” she admits, so it’s only natural that she went on to pursue a creative career.

Stormy followed her brother’s advice to pursue graphic design, and fell in love with the process and the art of the discipline. She received…


Each month we invite a creative to curate our social feed for one week. We spoke with this month’s Guest Curator Maddy Beard about her creative career and the inspiration behind her moodboard.

“When I think back to where my creativity started, I think of two very different things: watching my older sister create incredible, expressive art, and wanting so badly to be like her,” shares Colorado-based UX designer and Adobe Creative Resident Maddy Beard.

But unlike her sister, Maddy’s perfectionistic tendencies held her back from free creative expression. …


Adobe Portfolio is committed to supporting this year’s college graduates as they take their next step and plan for their careers in 2020. We understand the significant impact the pandemic is having on this year’s graduating class. To empower you to create a personal website and showcase your work online, we are announcing an update to give our community the support they need.

All 2020 College Graduates Get 1 Year of Adobe Portfolio For Free.

Our goal is to provide graduates with their own portfolio website to share their personal brand and showcase their creative work online to land their…


Image by Ari Weinkle

During these times of uncertainty, Adobe is committed to supporting our community of creatives and businesses across the world. We understand the significant impact COVID-19 is having on creative professionals and in order to help empower creatives to showcase their work and get discovered, we are announcing two updates to ensure our community gets the support it needs:

Job postings on Adobe Talent are now free for a limited time

Our goal is to provide the creative community with access to as many job opportunities as possible through Adobe Talent on Behance. In an effort to help spread awareness of open roles, Adobe Talent will be free to all companies and recruiters…

Behance

Use Behance to showcase and discover creative work. We're on a mission to empower the creative world to make ideas happen.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store