A few weeks back Scott Belsky visited Studiomates and gave me a sneak peak at his soon to be launched portfolio service called ProSite. I must admit, I was completely (!) blown away by what he has built. ProSite is going to make it supereasy for anyone to have a personal portfolio site that syncs with your Behance Network. You won’t need to know any coding whatsoever but will be able to customize it as much as you like. I saw the user interface that Scott, Matias and his team have created and it made me jump off my seat! These guys are brilliant!
The potential of ProSite becomes clear when you consider how everything is connected… The magic of ProSite is the ability to seamlessly add multi-media projects in one central place (the Behance Network) and then have them show up with different styles on your own personal and fully customized website. Your projects can be automatically pushed to other portfolios you maintain online like LinkedIn, AIGA, MTV, etc… Which means that your “following” of peers, fans, recruiters, and press can easily follow and stay updated whenever you complete a project.
When published, your projects are eligible to be featured on Behance’s 10+ Curated Gallery sites like TypographyServed.com, industrialdesignserved.com, toydesignserved.com as well as other galleries around the web.
Your projects can also be searched and sorted by journalists, recruiters, fans using the Behance Network’s search capabilities (The Network now gets over 7 million visitors every month). For example:
Scott put it right when he said: “We’re entering a new era where a “static, outdated, isolated portfolio site of images” no longer cuts it.”
Believe me, you will be blown away by the customization capabilities that ProSite will offer to its users. Not to mention how easy it will be to push the new work to all the different channels.
I am seriously excited for the entire Behance team. These guys are going to rock the portfolio site world. Here are a few examples of first ProSite portfolios:
Marius Roosendaal (Amersfoort, Netherlands)
And this one takes the cake:
Felix NG (Singapore)