Behance, a networking platform for creative professionals, has announced a collaboration with LinkedIn and now allows users to connect their portfolios with their LinkedIn profile. The new app called Created Portfolio Display bridges the two disparate worlds leveraging the creative with the more professional sphere.
Since its creation, Behance has aimed to try and organise the creative world and let designers showcase their creations with online projects and portfolios. These allow a much greater exposure for members of the Behance network and as it’s a free service, the user base has grown substantially. Now, with the LinkedIn tie up, that exposure and resulting opportunities can only expand exponentially.
The Creative Portfolio Display LinkedIn app allows users to sync their portfolios with LinkedIn while choosing what to display, it goes without saying that the interface is beautifully designed. This allows business types to make inroads and really experience the range of creative design available from a wider pool of talent. It also gives a chance for the smaller and independent designer to pitch to the big hitters and brings “A creative meritocracy to the design world” to quote Behance CEO Scott Belsky.
This new app and it’s collaboration is another feather in the bow of the Behance empire and it should ensure that Behance gets pushed into the mainstream offices of businesses around the globe.
Facebook has been adding various integrating features linking the platform – Facebook – with any number of external applications, all for fun of course. There is no reason why the same can’t happen on the LinkedIn platform, for professional purposes, and Behance shows what can be done.