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.

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See the full moodboard of top Behance projects of 2020

Trend #1: Restorative Escapes


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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 livestreaming from Photoshop on iPad and the brand-new Illustrator on iPad, giving even more people a platform to share their creative voice. We’re also expanding streaming from Adobe Fresco globally, so anyone can stream their drawing and painting process regardless of language or location. …


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.

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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 pursue a degree in Fine Art. …


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.

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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 her degree in graphic design from West Virginia University and a Master’s in Visual Communication from Arizona States. …


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.

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“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. …


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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 next opportunity. …


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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 for a limited time. As always, applying for jobs on Behance is completely free.


Looking for a creative resolution for 2020? Check out how creatives and designers on Behance have taken on creative challenges over the course of 2019, and get inspired to take on your own creative challenge in the coming year.

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See our full moodboard of creative challenges for inspiration

Creative challenges are a great way to expand on your existing skill set and challenge you to learn new ones through consistent practice. Popular creative challenges you may have seen online include Inktober, 36 Days of Type, and Adobe’s Daily Creative Challenge, and thousands of creatives participate in these every year.

Our first Daily Creative Challenge of 2020 with Photoshop

But staying motivated and disciplined from start to finish can often be a challenge, especially when you’re already balancing professional and personal commitments, so we’ve gathered advice from creatives on Behance who have successfully completed creative challenges for their experience on how to get to the finish line. …


At the end of every year, we love to pause and reflect on what the vibrant Behance community has accomplished. In 2019, you pushed creative boundaries, took risks, and evolved your style with every new project you’ve taken on. We’ve taken a look at some of the most appreciated projects on Behance and noticed three distinct visual trends across your favorite projects:

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See the full moodboard of top 2019 projects on Behance here

Trend #1: Retro Future

This year, retrofuturism was a visual trend that popped up time and again in some of the most-viewed projects on Behance, from ’30s-style vintage animation to ’80s neon and old-school graphic ad styles. …


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Behance is home to millions of creatives who are looking for inspiration for their next project. Today, we’re excited to announce Moodboards, a new way for you to collect and organize inspiration on Behance. With Behance Boards, you can save individual images as well as entire projects into moodboards, and add other Behance members as co-owners to better collaborate and share ideas.

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