It all started as a joke when we received an email from Behance about attending and hosting the No. 8 reviews night. We were surprised when we saw there was a void and no one was actually hosting it seriously here in Dubai. We are an active supporter and a big fan of the Behance community. So we took the challenge of hosting it, two weeks preparation before the event date, really tight timeline.
A huge thanks to all the supporters, guests and reviewers who made this event a possible and a success. An awesome experience. Here's the summary of the event.
What is Behance?
Behance is the leading creative platform, and is where you will upload your projects. Your work will appear in the Behance galleries, giving you exposure to millions of visitors who come to Behance to discover creative work.
What are Behance Portfolio Reviews?
Twice annually, Behance presents Portfolio Review Week, an unprecedented series of volunteer-organized events that has spread to hundreds of cities internationally, with a goal of bringing together creative professionals.
Portfolio Review Week was born of a simple wish: to bring our thriving online community into offline spaces, where creatives can sit side by side, sharing their work and developing their craft. These events provide invaluable exposure for creatives, as well as the chance to learn new tricks of the trade from their peers and our experienced guest speakers.Since PRW launched in 2012, nearly 1000 events in 115 countries have taken place around the globe - all run by our community leaders.
HONORABLE GUEST SPEAKERS AND REVIEWERS
Firas Abouzeid / Introduction Speaker: Creation that Expands
A husband to an awesome wife & a father to insanely cool kids. An ex-madman, photographer & skater obssesed with solving human challenges through authentic storytelling. Based out of Toronto, Canada, he currently runs The Big Story, a space for individuals, teams & organizations to discover their true purpose & it's expression through a clear, powerful & authentic voice. "The stories that we tell ourselves & the world around us create our reality."
Martin Beck / Photography
Martin Beck is a Scottish / South African photographer, currently residing in Dubai, with a passion for fashion and portrait photography. Known for his unique post shooting treatments, Martin effortlessly turns photography into art. With diverse shooting styles from documentary to studio work, his personal love for art, design, and music, keeps martin in touch with the world of popular culture. Clients include Bloomingdales, Emaar, Vodafone, ADCB, Euro, Saatchi, Harpers India and Jumeirah
Matt Ryder / Illustration
Matt is a British fine artist and illustrator currently living and creating in the UAE. A life long painter who's work is Inspired by the natural world, our changing planet and the beauty of wildlife. His illustration work focuses on the humorous and the satirical and his unique style of work has been published in newspapers, books and magazines all over the world.
www.ryderscanvas.com / www.mattrydercaricature.com
Feras Sobh / Graphic Design
Feras Sobh is a Palestinian Designer based in Dubai. He has over 10 years of experience that translated into different forms of design. He draws inspiration from Arabic culture and tries to express it into his day to day work. By exploring different techniques and materials he aims to have a versatile style that is both culturally based by modern in execution.
Huge thanks to FN Designs for the lending the venue.
Photo Credit: Chito Pachica