School of Visual Arts (SVA) has partnered with Behance to launch SVA Portfolios, an exclusive online network powered by Behance where SVA alumni, faculty members and degree-seeking students can showcase their original work and connect with one another. SVA is the first college to launch a network with Behance, joining organizations like the AIGA, the relaunched I.D. magazine brand, and the Art Directors Club-whose gallery showcases the work by winners of the prestigious Young Guns Award, an annual honor for creative professionals under age 30.
"SVA Portfolios will provide greater exposure for the collective creativity of the SVA community," said Jennifer Phillips, director of the College's Office of Career Development. "The network will not only connect members, but also provide a venue where potential clients, recruiters and creative enthusiasts can discover the work produced by SVA alumni, faculty members and degree-seeking students." The Web site is designed to feature work from all degree programs at the College, including original animation, design, film, fine art, illustration and photography.
SVA Portfolios is open to all SVA alumni, faculty members and degree-seeking students. Members can upload an unlimited number of digital files to create an online portfolio and multimedia gallery of projects for others to view and share. Their work will be showcased on both the SVA Portfolios site and in the larger Behance Network, which attracts over 10 million visitors per month.
"With the launch of SVA Portfolios, Behance is thrilled to help showcase all the amazing talent that lives within the SVA community," said Alex Krug, vice president of Behance.
Behance was designed to support the creative and business aspects of being a creative professional, so projects on SVA Portfolios can be built with text, images, audio or video. Members can share tips and media, collaborate on projects, and get feedback from peers or mentors. They can also promote their work directly on Facebook and Twitter, and sync their portfolio with their LinkedIn account.