The Annual 2012

School of Visual Arts

Enhancing Behance

SVA Portfolios

In fall 2011, SVA joined forces with Behance, an online platform for creative professionals, to offer SVA Portfolios, an exclusive network for alumni, degree-seeking students and faculty. Through SVA Portfolios, members of the College’s community can upload digital files to build an online profile and a free-to-use multimedia gallery.

This year the site was nominated for a Webby Award in the Self-Promotion/Portfolio category. Presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the Webby is the leading international honor for excellence and innovation on the Internet.

Writing in Visual Arts Journal, SVA Director of Communication Michael Grant elaborated:

Many major companies, including Adobe, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nike and Sony, have turned to Behance when looking to hire new talent. SVA Portfolios can be built with various media, from text and images to audio and video. Members can share media and tips, collaborate on projects, and get feedback from peers or mentors. They can publish their work to their Facebook and Twitter pages from SVA Portfolios, and sync their SVA Portfolios and LinkedIn profiles. As the first college to launch a network with Behance, SVA joins organizations such as the AIGA, the professional association for design, and the Art Directors Club, whose Behance gallery showcases the work by winners of the prestigious Young Guns Award, the club’s annual honor for creative professionals under age 30.

Show & Tell

SVA Portfolios Nominated for Webby Award

SVA Portfolios is online at