Behance Redesign

Before the “flat” design revolution started by Apple, online portfolios weren’t so important and curated. In fact, the majority of creatives showed PDFs with their work, and only a few of them owned a website. In the last few years, portfolio’s websites literally exploded. Some of the best platforms available for designers and artists are Behance, Dribbble and DeviantArt. Each one of them solve a specific problem for a specific type of creative person.
In this case, we are going to dig into Behance, which is the eclectic leading platform for creative people.

Discover

The platform features a website and a mobile application, but what’s really missing is a desktop application. That’s what Norah Park thought. She built a desktop app concept of Behance, which could be a tremendous help for all of those people that browse it every day, looking for the right inspiration. The most unusual design elements are colors. There is the “Behance’s blue” tone, but the real change is the dark color scheme. In fact, behance features a light interface, opposed to this Behance redesign.
The App features a lateral expandable navigation bar, which contains all the most important links for browsing through categories, analytics, account management and personal profile. In the top bar, there is a a big search bar that covers the whole central area. On the top right corner, there are four important items: your profile’s photo, share option, notifications and message icons.
Obviously, as it should be, the content is the king in this situation. Because Behance is a platform built around photos and visual assets, the entire application is filled with projects. The “Discover” section features three navigation display options.
Regarding the UX, Norah placed the “Activity Feed” as a vertical bar in the very far right part of the application. She also shared an interesting interaction that shows longer comments.

Dashboard and Job Search

My Profile & Statistics screens feature a minimalistic and creative design. In the Dashboard, the real king is the chart, which cover the entire width of the app.
Another interesting screen is the Job & Creative search, where Norah featured a split screen. On the left she featured a list of creatives, and on the right she featured a map that shows all the creatives present in the selected area. The map addition is a really neat feature that could be added to the real Behance platform, giving a better feel to the research and to identify where people are located.

In conclusion

This Behance redesign is a brilliant example of a possible new product added to the Adobe family. It will indeed help creatives to find inspirations and maybe with some off-line features could be a game changer.
Designer: Norah Park
Source: Behance