This guide is intended for new members to Behance, but if you've been a member for a while it's always a great idea to brush up on the essentials. We suggest first checking out the Behance Basics Guide and spending some time familiarizing yourself with the platform.
Personalize Your Profile
After joining Behance, we suggest first filling out your main profile page. We always suggest providing as much information as you feel comfortable sharing, but even the just adding a user photo and banner image are a great start.
More Info: Filling out your profile
Select a Username
When you first sign up for Behance, we provide a generated username based on the first/last name you provide. To customize your username, hover over your user photo in the top right corner of Behance and select Settings. Select Account information on the left side and then locate and edit your username.
More Info: Change your URL
Browse projects and create a Moodboard
Creating a Moodboard is a great way to familiarize yourself with Behance. You can start browsing Projects in our Gallery page or search for something specific. While you're browsing Projects, you can add an entire Project or a single image to a Moodboard. Additionally, if you're searching for images you can hover over an image and click an icon to add it to a Moodboard.
More Info: Guide to Moodboards
Some Project Advice
When you're creating a project of your creative work, it's easy to want to show off as much as you can, but in many cases less is more. We suggest limiting projects to your best images that show off the kind of work you want to continue doing. You want to make it clear to viewers of your profile, whether they're members who want to follow you work or hiring managers, the kind of work you excel at or are passionate about.
If your goal is to get hired, adding client work should be a priority - it helps illustrate that you can work under deadlines, troubleshoot, and work with feedback. If you're brand new or in the early days of your career, client work can be hard to display, in which case we suggest showing personal projects. A few great projects is always better than a lot of mediocre ones.
When you're uploading work, we suggest adding tags to your images and to your projects. These tags directly affect how your projects and images appear in our internal search as well as search engine performance in general.
More Info: Guide: Project Basics