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 professional association for design, 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.

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

The Behance Network is the leading online platform for creative professionals, receiving over 10 million visitors per month. The network also powers portfolio galleries for LinkedIn, AIGA, Adweek and other organizations as well as a series of other industry sites across the web. Behance also oversees The 99%, a think tank and annual conference devoted to execution in the creative world; and Action Method, a popular online/mobile productivity application and line of organizational paper products for creative professionals. Behance recently launched Prosite, a fully customizable, personal website builder that syncs with your Behance Network projects. As a company, Behance empowers creative professionals to make ideas happen.