While I’ve never particularly liked basketball, I have been a professional visual designer for a couple of years now. Knowing that, it might seem strange that I’d never before considered getting onto the Dribbble social network.
I’m ashamed to say, I’ll have to plead ignorance on this one. For the past several years I have been neglecting my online presence. This is something I’ve grown to regret lately, but I’m working hard to make up for lost time. During this time, Dribbble has become one of the most reputable online communities for designers.
I am aware it has been the subject of some controversy lately. People have raised the issue that some designs posted there are merely “visual porn” and don’t solve real problems. I feel more like Tobias van Schneider, former design lead at Spotify whom I follow on Twitter. He posted this good article regarding the matter: The Problem With Dribbble.
In the end, like Tobias said, Dribbble is what you make of it and I have several designs I wish to share with the design community. I love getting input on my designs and would like to be an active member of the community.
Unfortunately (and fortunately) it would seem Dribbble is a bit of an exclusives club. That’s why I’m busy putting together a portfolio available here that contains some design projects I worked on in the past few years. I’m also making it my goal for February to get invited to the social network.
I’ll keep you updated, hopefully soon I’ll be able to add a little Dribbble social icon to the header and footer of this blog. So with Dribbble squarely in my sights, I think I’ll end off this post with a quote aimed at Dribbble:
Smile, you son of a… – Brody, Jaws