Dribbble is a platform for designers and design companies to showcase their work, get inspriation, post jobs and find jobs.
The Dribbble community is very supportive and encourages designers to experiment and build off of other peoples work (with credit to original works). There is a feature called ‘rebound’ that lets you highlight an existing design piece and add your own take to it. This showcases both the original creator and yourself.
Dribbble is a great way to get inspiration for any stage of your design project. There is just about every permuation under the sun of logos, landing pages, user interfaces and more.
One of the downsides to Dribbble is that some designs tend to be very similar. Like all fields, design goes through trend waves and you can quickly see what the current trend is by browsing Dribbble for a few minutes. This can make it harder to find a fresh perspective on what you are trying to design, but after a bit of digging you can often still find what you need.
You can also post design jobs on Dribbble. This is a newish feature of dribble and has been betting better since they launched it. If you have design work that you need done for your comapny, you have thousands of designer eyes and a dedicated portal to make a match.
As a designer, you can also use Dribbble to find work. There are thousands of design jobs posted on Dribbble, and you can also update your profile to indicate that you are open for work. Messages can be exchanged between fellow Dribble users if you do not want to apply directly to open job postings.
You can use Dribbble’s portfolio feature to showcase your design work without having to go into more technical aspects of building a website. In seconds you can have a great looking portfolio and never have to worry about hosting or touching a single line of code.
Dribbble is more focused on just design compared to some other platforms out there and is an excellent tool to have when building a product. You can use the platform to get inspired, find work and showcase your skills.