How to Get Featured on Behance: Insights and Tips from Our Curation Team
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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 tools, so you can find work made with specific programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Lightroom. Every project featured in these Curated Galleries is hand-picked by our team of curators.
One of the most common questions we receive from the Behance community is how to have their work featured. So we’ve gathered insights and tips from our curation team to help you create polished projects and improve the chances of being featured.
Here are things to keep in mind when creating your next Behance project.
1. Share your best work. Our curators are looking for work that is innovative, polished, thoughtful, and well-crafted. In addition to the quality and originality of the work, they also consider the presentation, context, and traction it’s getting in the community.
2. Publish complete projects. Due to the sheer volume of projects that are uploaded to Behance every day, our curators only review projects once — the first time that it’s published. Many people prefer to publish partially completed projects, then finish them later on. But because our curators can’t look at a project each time that it’s edited, we suggest only publishing projects when they’re complete and ready to be considered for the Curated Galleries.
If you want to share your process and get feedback from the community, you can use the Work in Progress feature in the Behance app.
3. Project length. We recommend including between 5–15 images in your project. These images should show the breadth and details of your work. If your project is a single piece of work (for example, a mural), include close up views and the behind the scenes processes. Keep in mind that our curators do not see projects with less than 3 images.
While including a write up in your project is not necessary, having a short paragraph or two that explains the scope of the work, the client (if it’s a commissioned piece), your process and inspiration can help add context to the overall project.
4. Include high quality images. People come to Behance to get inspired, so having high quality, high resolution images in your projects is beneficial. As for size, we recommend 1400px wide for images, and be mindful of watermarks — they should not distract from the work.
5. Choose the right cover image. The cover image is the face of your project. It’s the first thing people see when they encounter your work, so it should be appealing and entice people to click through to the full project.
When choosing a cover, select an image that highlights the look and feel of the project, and consider including a full size version of your cover in the project as well. You have plenty of opportunity to explain your project in words inside the project, so there’s no need to add text to the cover image.
6. Choose the right category. Select the creative field that best represents your role, not necessarily the work as a whole. If your project is a short film and your role was in sound design, make sure you select Sound Design, not just Film in general. This is the opportunity to highlight your specific contribution.
7. Add relevant metadata. Tags help your work to be found. Your keywords should include the creative category, genre, technique, theme, concept, and other notable elements in your project. Think quality over quantity; it’s better to have fewer, relevant, and targeted keywords than a long list of unrelated ones.
Include the tool you used to create the project for a chance to be featured in the Creative Tool galleries, and be sure to include any credits or add collaborators to the project if they are also on Behance. We do not feature shops, publishers, or agencies if the artist is not included as a collaborator.
8. Engage with the community. Appreciate, follow, and leave comments to engage other creatives. Building a following on Behance means you’ll get more organic views and can help your work become more visible.
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