Advocates

Scott Belsky

Co-Founder/Head of Behance and VP Products/Community at Adobe

Making ideas happen

Scott is an author, founder/investor, and is Adobe’s Vice President of Product/Community and Head of Behance, the leading online platform for creatives to showcase and discover creative work. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired Behance in 2012. Millions of people use Behance to display their portfolios, as well as track and find top talent across the creative industries. Behance also powers portfolio display for LinkedIn, AIGA, AdWeek, School of Visual Arts (SVA), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), among other sites around the web —as well as 10,000+ personal websites via Behance’s ProSite service.

Behance has launched other projects to help organize and empower the creative world, including 99U.com, Behance’s think tank, annual conference, and book series devoted to execution in the creative world; and Action Method, a popular online/mobile productivity application and line of organizational products.

Scott is also the author of the national bestselling book Making Ideas Happen (Portfolio Imprint, Penguin Books, April, 2010). He has traveled around the world to speak about the execution of ideas, and has worked with organizations including GE, HP, Facebook, MTV, and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Scott actively advises businesses that cross the intersection of technology and the creative industries and help empower creative people and independent careers. He is an investor and advisor in Pinterest, Uber, Getable, Paper, Paddle8, Warby Parker, as well as several others in the early stages.

Prior to founding Behance, Scott helped grow the Pine Street Leadership Development Initiative at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Scott serves on the Advisory Board of Cornell University’s Entrepreneurship Program, is a board member for the Art Director’s Club, and is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. He attended Cornell University as an undergraduate and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.