I’ve got a couple of Dribbble invites to give away to two great designers. If you don’t know what Dribbble is (and you should) it’s a great site for designers, artists and developers to show their WIP (work in progress) to fellow designers in order to get feedback and comments. It’s also an amazing resource for inspiration of all sorts and to generally see what goes on behind the scenes in a design project. Check out the “Explore by colour” tag to see what I mean: http://dribbble.com/colors/999999 or if you want to see what a designer’s sketchbook looks like http://dribbble.com/tags/sketch
I’ve been on Dribbble for a while (find me here: http://dribbble.com/StuartLCrawford ) subscribing to the ‘pro’ account merely to support the site – the pro features are nice but not essential. They’ve implemented a “Hire Me” button for pro users which is a nice feature as it allows potential clients to get in touch directly via email, after being impressed with you work on the Dribbble site. The community is great; I follow a lot of designers that I’ve been following on Twitter / Google+ / Facebook and it’s nice to see their thoughts and processes that normally you wouldn’t see. It can be very helpful as well to get constructive criticism from the larger group, asking questions like “Which concept do you prefer?” can get real answers quickly from the designers you respect.
You can’t just register with the site and start posting, you need to either know someone or sign up as a spectator and hope you strike lucky. If you are interested in a Dribbble invite, leave a comment below with a link to your work and I will be in touch, if not this time then the next.
[update 19.0911] – My Dribbble Invites have gone to http://dribbble.com/pretay and http://dribbble.com/steve_hayward_ but if you’d like to be in with a chance of getting the next allocated invites feel free to stick your name and url below – Thank you!
Update 2015 for my Dribbble Invites
After quite some time without any new invites, I’ve got one! It’s not much but if you’re still desperate, leave a comment below and I’ll see what I can do.