Founder: Scott Belsky and Matias Corea
Location: United States
The Behance Network is the world’s leading online portfolio platform for creative professionals of different fields that include photography, illustration, graphic design, and fashion to showcase their skills to millions of people and businesses. It was launched in 2006 as a joint venture of Scott Belsky and Matias Corea. Organizations such as the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), ADC (Art Directors Club), Adweek (weekly American advertising trade publication), and MTV have partnered with them to build galleries of creative work. By the middle of 2011, Behance started receiving over 9 million visitors every month and 50 million pageviews from them. In addition, Behance Network, Scott Belsky and Matias Corea have created two more websites the99percent.com and actionmethod.com as research divisions of Behance.
The content-based web portal the99percent.com is Behance’s consulting and conferencing arm that provides best platform with researching abilities to creative people and their daily web magazine gives them a detailed insights and instruction on how to take best advantage of the platform. Every year they organize their annual conference in New York City where celebrities such as Fred Wilson, Jack Dorsey, and Seth Godin join.
The Action Method (actionmethod.com) is another insightful approach to assist or initiate productive thinkers to drive their creative concept into action.
Scott Belsky is Wall Street Journal Bestseller of the book titled “Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming The Obstacles Between Vision & Reality.” In 2010, Fast Company enlisted Belsky in their “100 Most Creative People in Business” list. Belsky is the grandson of Stanley Kaplan, the SAT preparation pioneer who founded Kaplan, Inc. in 1938. The company has a market worth of over $4 billion.