So a couple of weeks ago, I signed up for Dribbble.com as I’d seen links to designers accounts when looking at their sites for a while now and wanted to see what the hoopla was all about. In the interim, I’ve posted a bunch of random work; some new, some old. I’m not yet sure what I envision the end purpose is for me to have the account. I’ve upgraded to a “pro” account, and that gives me a bit more freedom on posting and linking full-scale images.
As of now, I’ve gotten some requests for a couple of random projects and approached by a creative resourcing firm wanting to represent me (honestly, I think they were just fishing). Nothing has really happened with it yet, but it’s been enjoyable to get some random feedback and/or likes of some of my work. At times however, I wonder if it’s at all worth it, as it will end up taking quite a lot of dedication to drum up enough followers to get greater visibility. With everything else going on in my life, and all the demands on my time, I wonder if there is a better way to increase personal exposure.
Does anyone else use it? I know John does (I’m one of his followers), but I don’t think he’s posted anything since his awesome John head illustrations of different characters. I’d like to know how the rest of you feel about dribbble.com or if you’ve even heard of it.
Some of my images are below. You’ve all seen most, if not all, of this work.
One of the nice things is that everyone is limited to a 400 x 300 pixel ratio for all images. Which creates interesting challenges when cropping images.